Is #PitMad Worth It?

Is #PitMad worth it? Did you have any luck at the most recent #PitMad? I think a lot of people think that unless they get a book contract sent via DM that day, they failed. But I say you need a broad definition of success.  Here’s how it worked for me, and why I think… Read more »

Fall Migration 2021 Has Begun!

  It’s so thrilling to know the birds are on their way south! Follow along with the raptor migration over Hawk Mountain here!  If you can get up early and look and listen in your own backyard, it’s worth it. Get real time bird migration maps at BirdCast!

New Book Now Available!

My new book Ocean Plastics Problem: A Max Axiom and the Society of Super Scientists is now available!

How to Write Nonfiction for Kids

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The Highlights Foundation (@highlightsfound) I’ve attended so many excellent Highlights Foundation courses over the past several years. Each one has helped me uncover big and small ways to develop my creativity and productivity. Now I’m so thrilled to be announce I’m working with the… Read more »

Looking for excellent STEAM books?

Over the weekend, someone asked me what kind of books I write. I mentioned I write books that fit into the STEAM category. “I thought it was STEM,” this person said. “There is STEM and there is STEAM,” I explained. “The A is for arts, and it makes sense as so much of art and… Read more »

Are Virtual Author Visits for Students Worth It?

I’m sure some people are wondering:  are virtual author visits for students worth it? The answer is YES. I had a fantastic time visiting five classrooms last week over Zoom. I know it’s been hard not seeing people in person, but I was so grateful for this opportunity. The students, from first grade to fifth… Read more »