I'm a writer with nearly ten years of experience as a blogger, editor, and book reviewer. I have a passion for history and storytelling and draw on my diverse career experiences as a Park Ranger and Museum Director when I put my pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard). I've written three books and am currently hard at work on a new novel.
Emily Weisner Thompson grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and is a proud alum of the University of Notre Dame. She studied anthropology and american studies, ultimately wrapping up her academic journey with a graduate degree in Public History from American University. Despite a general aversion to bugs and camping, Emily worked as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service for six years, bringing history alive at sites ranging from Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial in Washington, D.C. to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
When she and her Park Ranger husband relocated to the small town of Santa Claus, Indiana, Emily transitioned to the non-profit world, accepting a position as the Executive Director of the Santa Claus Museum & Village. After nearly seven years of wrangling Elves and coordinating festive holiday activities, Emily has happily transitioned to a full-time writing career.
In addition to her work as a freelance book reviewer and blogger, Emily is working on her new novel. She is an avid reader and horseback rider who resides in Santa Claus, Indiana, with said husband, three crazy (though adorable) kids, and an adoring labrador.