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Emily Beck Cogburn
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Emily Beck Cogburn is a freelance journalist and fitness instructor currently living in Louisiana. She has a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from the University of Minnesota, a master's degree in philosophy from Ohio State University, and a master's degree in library and information science from Louisiana State University. Her interests include cooking stinky food her children hate, yelling at her class participants to do “just one more rep!” and trying to read while handling requests for more chocolate milk. She has two children, two dogs, one cat, and a very patient husband.  Read more in the Advocate and 225 
Praise for Ava's Place:
Cogburn writes a sweet, down-to-earth story about pursuing a second chance at love and dreams in the Big Easy- Library Journal

Praise for Louisiana Saves the Library:

"Cogburn's debut is cute, sweet fun. For book and library lovers, this endearing tale will particularly appeal...Overall, this novel is a fast-paced, pleasant read."
-RT Book Reviews

“Readers who enjoy rooting for the underdog will ardently cheer on Cogburn’s plucky,
courageous library heroines.”
-Booklist
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