Thanks for stopping in. I am a nonfiction writer, specializing in animals. I LOVE it, and am very lucky to be a working writer. You might be wondering how I became a nonfiction writer.
When I was a kid I loved watching fireflies blink and light up dark nights with their secret messages. I never dreamed that some day I’d be in a deep sea submersible watching ocean animals flashing and glowing…or that I’d be lucky enough to spend time with penguins, watch a whale being born, release a rescued and rehabilitated seal, or kayak with sharks. I certainly never dreamed that I’d be lucky enough to write about all those animals and experiences! Animals, the ocean, nature, science, and discovering as much as I can about each — that’s what I love. I’m fortunate enough to have a job that lets me discover more every day and share those discoveries with kids.
Fun Announcements: My three latest books are out now: MISSION SHARK RESCUE came out in March.
Oh baby! My first two books for a younger audience (much younger!) came out in August 2016: PEEK-A-BOO and LOOK UP! Both board books are beautiful and part of the fantastic National Geographic Kids Look and Learn series for babies, toddlers and early preschoolers. I have four more books coming out in 2017! Check out Books and Articles to find my most recent books and articles.
In April, the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Oceanscape Network highlighted me as part of their S.T.E.A.M. Powered: Profiles in Science, Creativity and Exploration. This multi-part series features five women who are at the tops of their fields in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Over the 2015-16 school year, one week will be dedicated to each person, highlighting their education, careers and innovative contributions to their various disciplines — including the discovery of new species, the exploration of hostile ecosystems and the conservation of marine species.