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Welcome to my web page! I've created this space to tell you a little about me, the books I write, and the books I read. If you haven't been here in a while, visit the Announcements page to find out what's new in my writing life. If you are visiting for the first time, I hope you will enjoy looking around.
I write books about science for children ... and I love my job. From an oceanographer who tracks plastic ducks through the world ocean to an entomologist who studied mason bees in his backyard to an astronomer who spent her life puzzling over ground drawings in the desert of Peru, the scientists I meet every day — in person or through my research — are fascinating and passionate people. I love to share their stories through my books.
As you might imagine, I read a lot of books about science and scientists. But I also read about history, and birds, and sports, and, well, almost anything else you can think of. I read books for children and books for adults, books of fiction and books of non-fiction. I read picture books, early reader books, chapter books and novels. I read constantly and I muse about the books I read in my blog. Check it out!
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my books with you. I hope you will visit again soon.
PS. If I've visited your school, you know that I wrote lots of stories as a kid, but only managed to save one. I wrote it in middle school: