Sujeanally Cook and illustrator Ross MacDonald are the creators of the How To Speak series with Flatiron Books. How To Speak Golf ​hit shelves in spring 2016​​, followed by How To Speak Football ​(fall 2016) ​​and ​How To Speak Soccer (spring 2017).

Sally is the author, with James Charlton, of How to Speak Baseball (Chronicle 2014) and Hey Batta Batta Swing!: The Wild Old Days of Baseball, illustrated by Ross MacDonald (Simon & Schuster, 2007). A 2007 Parents Choice Silver Award Winner and Junior Library Guild Selection, Hey Batta Batta Swing! takes a zany look at how baseball has changed over the years.

With Ray Negron, Sally wrote Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers, published in September 2012 by W.W. Norton. Yankee Miracles explores how one man's quick decision to give a chance to a hardworking kid from the streets leads to miracles on and off the field.

Sally’s first picture book, Good Night Pillow Fight, illustrated by Laura Cornell (Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins), is an irreverent good night story and was named Best Bedtime Book by Nick Jr. magazine and was a Main Selection of Children’s Book of the Month Club.

Another Season: A Coach’s Story of Raising an Exceptional Son
(Little, Brown & Co.), co-authored with legendary football coach Gene Stallings, is for teens and adults and tells the story of the coach’s relationship with his son who had Down Syndrome. The book was a New York Times bestseller, and was reissued with a new Afterword in October 2009 by Little Brown.

Before entering the magical world of books, Sally was a reporter for the Associated Press and interviewed and wrote features. Her articles have also appeared in The New York Times, Family Circle, Family Life, Parenting, McCall’s and Stagebill.

Sally is the special advisor for the book club at Project Sunshine, a nonprofit organization that provides free social, educational and recreational programs to children living with medical challenges.

Sally lives in New York City.

Sally Cook is represented by Holly McGhee.

Photo credit: Bleacher and Everand Photography.
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