April Emerson has been teaching literature and writing to high school students since 2001. Until recently, she kept her own writing to herself. In 2017, after helping a friend publish his book, she began publishing her poems and stories online. She finds inspiration in her experiences and encounters living in various parts of the United States. April enjoys life in beautiful western Washington. While poetry is her passion, she also writes children's books that inspire a love of nature and for ordinary people doing extraordinary things.