Writing for Kids
Marine Biology: Cool Women Who Dive was released September 2016 from Nomad Press as part of their Girls in Science series.
Readers learn about women–present and past–who have served as trailblazers in the field of marine biology and ecology. Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls’ interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science. Compelling stories of real-life scientists provide readers with role models that they can look toward for examples of success.
Marine Biology uses engaging content, links to primary sources, and essential questions to whet kids’ appetites for further exploration and study. This book explores the history of marine biology, the women who made key discoveries, and the multitude of varied careers in this exciting and important field. Marine Biology encourages both boys and girls to envision what lies beneath the miles of water that make up our planet.
Also in September, Muse magazine published “Outside the Box,” another look at hyperactivity and ADHD.
Also released in September (what can I say, September was a busy month!) was Taj Mahal from the Building on a Dream series from Purple Toad Publishing. Every creation starts with a dream. Meet the dreamers who built miraculous landmarks around the world. The story of how the Taj Mahal was built, and the people who made it happen. Learn how they did it and see what materials they used in this real life building journey.
Cell Science: Experience Life at Its Tiniest (Nomad Press), released July 11, 2017
Every living thing, from the common cold to every plant, animal, and person on Earth, is made up of cells. In Cells: Experience the World at Its Tiniest, readers ages 12 to 15 investigate these basic building blocks of life and learn how they affect our health, reproduction, criminal investigations, and agriculture!
- Readers learn the science behind how cell science is being used for food production, cures for disease, and the criminal justice system.
- Uses an inquiry-based approach to encourage readers to reach their own conclusions and use creative thinking about the future of cell science.
Cobblestone Magazine, February 2017
- “The Time was Right”
- “Working on the Railroad”
- “Building the Line”
“Famous Friends” Cobblestone Magazine, March 2017
Meteorology: Women Who Weather the Storm (Nomad Press, 2017)
The Oregon Trail: The Journey Across the Country from Lewis and Clark to the Transcontinental Railroad (Nomad Press, 2017)
WOMEN OF ACTION SERIES: Women Aviators and Women in Space
They are mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends. They are also women of action and courage. You’ll love this new series by Chicago Review Press in which dramatic stories of heroism by ordinary women come to life. Also available at Amazon.
UPDATE FROM AUTHOR: I couldn’t be more pleased than to say that the two women in Women in Space who were awaiting their space flights have now been to space. Congratulations to Elena Serova and Samantha Cristoforetti.
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