About the Author
Baby Heart is the first purely fictional novel written by Emily Allen Garland. She completed her first book, Giving a Voice to the Ancestors, in 2001. The book is based on the lives of the author¿s ancestors and is considered historical fiction. It has received praise from readers, a five star rating at Amazon.com and a commendation and favorable review from Writers Digest. Garland published a second book, Bittersweet Memories: A Memoir in 2004. Garland has published professional articles in the Child Welfare Journal, NABSW Journal, and the Detroit News Sunday Magazine. She has appeared on numerous local television and radio programs as well as several national TV programs, including the CNN news.She received the Women in Journalism Award from the American Business Women¿s Association in 2006. Garland is a member of three writer¿s groups: The West Bloomfield Writers Group, Motown Writers, and PASAWOR Writers in Pasco County, FL.The author has received recognition and numerous awards for her achievements in social work. Garland has lectured and led workshops throughout America on the topic of Adolescent Pregnancy. She has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Wayne State University School of Social Work teaching Child Welfare. Born and raised in the south, she is a world traveler who makes her home in West Bloomfield, Michigan.