Blair N Williamson
Blair Northen Williamson is from Richmond, Virginia but spent much of her childhood on the coastal shores of North Carolina where she developed a deep passion for the ocean. In high school, Williamson was an accomplished athlete where she was inducted into the Hall of Fame for her outstanding career as a field hockey and soccer player and recognized as a Richmond Times Dispatch Scholar Athlete and honored with multiple leadership awards. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Blair's love for nature, the sea, and forging meaningful connections with others led her to an almost two-decade long tenure with the Global Expeditions Group, where she still works. During this time, Williamson worked as a sailing captain and scuba diving instructor in the British Virgin Islands and Southeast Asia, where she witnessed the pervasive issue of plastics in our oceans, leaving an indelible mark on her commitment to change. Who knew that these paths would prepare her to be a leader in the industry of children’s literature?!
Williamson's impressive literary accomplishments include being a Book Excellence Awards Winner and Amazon #1 new release author of Island Girls: Free the Sea of Plastic. Her writing for children is driven by a passion to celebrate our beautiful planet through laughter, provoke essential conversations about our environment, and inspire change to protect our oceans.
Williamson has an upcoming traditional debut titled Birthday Bash in which a tiny bug creates chaos for an uptight disaster-prone mouse as she prepares for her birthday party on her houseboat, illustrated by Taylor Woolley. It will be published by The Little Press and is set for publication in fall 2025.
Beyond her career as an author, she takes immense pride in her roles as a devoted mother and wife. She has partial blindness in one eye but does not see this as a setback. Instead, she views it as a source of strength, almost like a superpower, enhancing her other senses.
Williamson cherishes the simple pleasures in all seasons of life, finding beauty in the tranquility of sunrises, the comfort of a well-brewed cup of coffee, the vibrant colors of fall foliage, and the crisp cool air of winter. Her world travels have only deepened her connection to the natural world, which is evident in her profound commitment to protecting our oceans and in her wide-ranging literary endeavors that cater to children of all reading abilities and diverse interests. She hopes to use her experiences to inspire the next generation of ocean and environmental activists.