More About the Author
Emily Pritchard Cary is a native of Pittsburgh, but grew up in the Quaker town of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania where the quest for peace and love of one's fellow man guide the residents.
She graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with majors in English and anthropology and a minor in music.
Throughout her teaching career in Pittsford, New York; Short Hills, New Jersey; and Fairfax, Virginia, she pursued graduate studies in archaeology, environmental science, education, and communication. A Gifted/Talented specialist, she was a Virginia State finalist for the 1985 NASA Teacher in Space Project.
Emily's column profiling musicians performing at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, and other Washington-Baltimore area venues has appeared in the Washington Examiner (formerly Journal Newspapers) since 1980. Hundreds of her articles about music, education, Americana, travel, and parapsychology are found in such periodicals as Arizona Highways, British Heritage, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Pennsylvania, The Pittsburgh Press, Rocky Mountain News, Teacher Magazine, US Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times. Her stories appear regularly in Chesapeake Style at www.chesapeakestyle.com.
A member of Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Kappa, and Daughters of the American Revolution, she has won numerous awards and honors. While living in Virginia, she was a member of Writers of Virginia. She currently belongs to Arizona Authors Association and often presents writing workshops at schools, libraries, and bookstores nationwide.