I am a scientist-turned-children's writer. An atheist-turned-Catholic. Also a wife, a mother, a teacher, and a beloved child of God. I am the author of over 40 science books for children, published by MacMillan/ McGraw Hill, Capstone Press and Perfection Learning and over 60 magazines pieces, predominantly for Ladybug, Odyssey and Highlights for Children. I am also an instructor at the Institute of Children's Literature. I write and teach from home in beautiful Charleston, SC.

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