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We All Need Heroes

As someone who has studied writing for a very long time, I am familiar with the Hero’s Journey. It was first described by mythologist Joseph Campbell as a common story pattern. From ancient myths to today’s blockbusters, people are drawn … Continue reading

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Girls Rock STEM

If you work in education, you know about STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In recent years, a strong STEM push has been occurring in our schools. The U.S. ranks 27 among developed nations in the proportion of students receiving degrees … Continue reading

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The Oceans? Our Final Frontier?

Recently, I completed a manuscript on marine biology. The target audience is girls, therefore part of the book shares highlights of women in marine biology. From publishing books about women in aviation (Women Aviators) and women astronauts (Women in Space), … Continue reading

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Modern Day Heroes

What is a hero? According to the late Christopher Reeve, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” That’s a good definition. However, isn’t “hero” is used a little loosely … Continue reading

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