Next Letter in the Mail: Courtney Cook


Our next Letter in the Mail is from writer, illustrator, and teacher Courtney Cook! Courtney sends us a handwritten letter filled with “a sort of Courtney-focused activity” compilation including a word search, a game of MASH, and more to help us get to know her.

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Courtney Cook is a writer, illustrator, teacher, and lover of naps. Courtney received an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of California, Riverside. She grew up in Winnetka, Illinois, and now resides in Chicago with her cat, Bertie. Her illustrated memoir, The Way She Feels, was published by Tin House in June 2021.


Photograph of Courtney Cook by Caity Krone.