For many years, I couldn’t tell people where my parents worked. I could only say, “the department of defense.” Now, I can tell people they worked for the National Security Agency. That’s why I feel such a special connection to this new book, Elizebeth Friedman: Expert Codebreaker of World War II. Elizebeth’s story was secret for… Read more »
Books for Kids
Books and Board Games – For Flower Lovers
Celebrate spring with this colorful pairing of books and board games all about flowers! Yes, I am featuring another game designed by the incredible Elizabeth Hargrave. Her games are always about things I love. Tussie Mussie is a quick and easy card game with gorgeous art is also about the historic language of flowers! Once… Read more »
My visit to Pittsburgh Today Live on KDKA!
I was thrilled to be on Pittsburgh Today Live on April 11, 2023 to talk about the Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books. I was also so grateful to my friend Heather for bringing Majeck the Green-Winged Macaw! We will be at the Festival on May 13, 2023, so make sure you stop by and say… Read more »
The Most Useful Critique Comments I’ve Gotten This Month
It can be scary to get your story critiqued. I remember some of my first critiques on some of the first stories I ever wrote – brutal. It was hard, but I told myself to trust the process and take the comments the same way I took advice from my running coach. This will help… Read more »
Animal Allies Longlisted for Green Earth Book Award from The Nature Generation
I’m so excited that my book Animal Allies: 15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Research is long listed for the Green Earth Book Award presented by the Nature Generation. This collection of incredible books includes a wide range of topics and has something for every age group, and plenty of choices whether you love fiction or… Read more »
New Book: Birds Have a Lot to Say!
I am thrilled to share the cover for my new book Birds Have a Lot to Say, because we are right at the beginning of spring migration. I loved working on this book with my wonderful editor Taryn at Kiwi Crate and the art that Kayla Stark created makes my heart soar! This book will… Read more »
Books and Board Games – for Bird Lovers
Two things I love are books and board games. But I also love card games, dice games, even games where you try and bounce ping pong balls into a pattern. So, while books and board games has nice alliteration, I’m open to all kinds of games. This perfect pairing of books and board games is… Read more »
Take the Quiz! What Kind of Wildlife Scientist Are You?
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Animal Allies is an NSTA Best Book of 2022!
I’m so excited to share that Animal Allies: 15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Science is an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 chosen by the National Science Teaching Association!! @elizpagelhoganauthor Thank you to the NSTA!! #science #sciencetok #scienceteacher #scienceteachersoftiktok #books #booksoftiktok #kidsbooks #kidlit #stembooks #Canva ♬ Inspirational Epic – Yevhen Lokhmatov
Animal Allies is a finalist for the Russell Freedman Award for Nonfiction for a Better World
I’m so excited to announce that Animal Allies: 15 Amazing Women in Wildlife Research is a finalist for the Russell Freedman Award for Nonfiction for a Better World presented by the SCBWI Impact and Legacy Fund. The Russell Freedman award is given to a work of nonfiction that contributes to our understanding of how to make our… Read more »