Emily Winfield Martin is a painter, stitcher, and scribbler (and a first-class hot chocolate connoisseur). When she was small, her best friends were her books, her rabbits, and her dad. When she grew up, she studied painting, photography, and English literature at the University of Georgia in the sunny south where she was born. She now lives among the giant firs of Portland, Oregon with her best fella, Josiah, and her darling, rotten cat, Miette. She works in a tiny, cozy studio with towering stacks of old fabric and dusty books, and a toy piano. She is the author and illustrator of New York Times best seller, The Wonderful Things You Will Be.
Emily has been creating and selling her artwork, dolls (paper and otherwise), and curiosities under the moniker “The Black Apple” since 2005. She has just published her first book, The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer, which was released by Chronicle in fall 2010. Her first illustrated novel, Oddfellow’s Orphanage, was published by Random House in February, 2012, and she is now at work on her first picture book for young readers.