About the Author

cropped-jackie.jpgAn author and columnist for The Wytheville Enterprise and the Community Newspapers of Southwest Virginia since July 2005, Zach Cooley has had variable experience in freelance writing and journalism. He is the author of four children’s books, a historical memoir and many newspaper publications spanning the local area.

Zach Cooley is a graduate of George Wythe High School and Wytheville Community College. Born with Cerebral Palsy, he has served on the Heavenly Angels Foundation Board of Directors, an organization serving the special needs community of Southwest Virginia.

Happily married to his wife Emily since July 2010, he is a proud lifelong citizen of Wytheville, where they live with their daughter, Bella, born on May 27, 2014 and dog Sophie.