About Author Sally Cook
Sally Cook is the co-author with Ray Negron of Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers, which was published in September 2012 by W.W. Norton. Through the lens of a former graffiti-artist turned Yankee batboy, YANKEE MIRACLES explores what happens when baseball players transcend their professional lives to find a universal calling outside the baseball diamond.
Sally is the author, with James Charlton, of 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. 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 has 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 with her family.