I am a freelance science writer based in Madison, Wisconsin.
I also write “sciency fiction” for kids.
For a list of sciency fiction titles, click here.
I hold a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My training as a scientist included hands-on laboratory experience in bacteriology, virology, and immunology.
I write about a variety of biomedical topics, including asthma, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and AIDS. I enjoy writing for many different audiences: Middle school students, medical students, physicians, scientists, and the general public. The best part of my job is convincing people that science doesn't have to be hard to understand. It just needs to be communicated effectively.
Check out my writing blog! Sciency Fiction
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The paperback edition of The Reinvention of Edison Thomas (published September 2012) includes additional material: Discussion Questions,
Author Q&A, and Resources.
The Reinvention of Edison Thomas has been selected for the Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award Reading List 2012-21013 (Arkansas) and the Garden State Children’s Book Award Reading List 2013 (New Jersey).
The Reinvention of Edison Thomas has been selected for Read On Wisconsin! (2010-2011), the Kansas State Reading Circle (2011), and the New York State Reading Association's Charlotte Award Suggested Reading List--Intermediate (2012), and CCBC Choices 2011.
The Reinvention of Edison Thomas was featured in an article in Chemical and Engineering News on scientific accuracy in children's fiction.C&EN blogged about my book launch, which featured The Periodic Table of Cupcakes. The launch was also covered by eHow and the Wisconsin State Journal.