Omaha, NE

Julia Cook is a children’s author. Her books range from silly topics, to serious ones, such as school shootings. “You can’t be a ‘shut the door, turn out the lights and hide in the corner’ kind of person anymore. It’s just not effective.” Cook wrote two books for children about disasters.”I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared” teaches kids what to do if an active shooter is present. “The Ant Hill Disaster” teaches kids how to heal afterwards. “I’m Not Scared, I’m Prepared” guides readers through an A.L.I.C.E drill. A.L.I.C.E stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate. It’s being proactive in the event of an emergency. The book comes with a list of concepts for the A.L.I.C.E training in elementary schools. Cook says she just wants kids to understand what they need to do, just in case. Read more