When I’m not writing children’s books, I’m working as a technical writer. Writing nonfiction for kids is a lot like technical writing. For both, you have to take complicated topics and make them easy to understand. Writing for kids is harder; in addition to making complex topics easy to understand, you have to make them interesting.
I have a master’s in scientific and technical communication. The focus of my master’s was on health and medical writing, with a special emphasis on medical writing for kids. In addition to medical writing, other favorite topics for me to write about include exploration and nature.
I am also a Minnesota Master Naturalist. I live and write in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Books in order of publication:
Beavers – 2018
Why We Love: The Science of Affection – 2019
Why We Cry: The Science of Tears – 2019
Stephen Curry – 2020
Rattlesnakes – 2021
Scorpions – 2021
Strong as an Ox: Are Oxen Powerful? – 2022
Stubborn as a Mule: Are Mules Headstrong? – 2022
Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill – 2022