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Coming March 5th from Beach Lane Books A Prehistoric Tale by Katie Slivensky Illustrations

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July, 2024

In-person and virtual visits are now open for the 2024-2025 school year! To learn more and/or book a presentation from me before the year fills up, check out my VISITS page!

March, 2024
My debut picture book, illustrated by Hannah Salyer -- THIS WOLF WAS DIFFERENT -- is now on shelves, in stores and online wherever books are sold! Happy Launch Day!!!

February, 2024
Discussion Guides and brand new activities are now available for THIS WOLF WAS DIFFERENT! Visit the RESOURCES section of my site to check them out!

January, 2024
THIS WOLF WAS DIFFERENT has a pre-order campaign! For each pre-order, a donation will be made to help wolves and dogs in need. Click here for details!

, 2023
Announcing a new book deal! Coming Summer 2025, my first picture book team-up with the delightful illustrator Steph Stilwell: I, ROCKIt's the story of a little rock who has been around for nearly the full geological history of our planet, and gives a humorous account of how geology works for young readers. Publication is with Beach Lane Books.

August, 2023
I recently had the awesome opportunity to be interviewed for the Museum of Science's Pulsar Podcast. The episode is titled, "Are Sci-Fi Authors Scientists or Writers?" and it is a quick 15 minute listen that gives a great overview of how I came to write books for kids. Check it out!

July, 2023

The cover reveal for THIS WOLF WAS DIFFERENT is now live at Mr. Schu's blog! Look for it in stores March 5, 2024, and pre-order wherever books are sold!

January, 2023
Due to some publishing delays, my upcoming non-fiction book, SMALLER: The Search for Subatomic Particles, and my first picture book, THIS WOLF WAS DIFFERENT, will both launch in 2024, rather than 2023. I will post updates on exact dates when I have them! Thank you to my readers for your patience!

February, 2022
A new book deal has been announced! In Fall, 2023, I'll be publishing my first picture book with illustrator Hannah Salyer and Beach Lane Books. THIS WOLF WAS DIFFERENT follows the journey of a young  prehistoric wolf as she leaves behind her pack and finds a human child.

September, 2021
We welcomed a new baby to our family! I will be taking a few months off for maternity leave.

March, 2021
A new book deal has been announced! In Spring, 2023, I'll be debuting my first non-fiction novel for kids with Algonquin Young Readers. SMALLER: The Search for Subatomic Particles will take readers on the bizarre journey of the history of particle physics.

January, 2021
New Virtual Visits are now available! Check them out here!

November, 2020

Hey, curious kids and educators alike! Looking for activities? Discussion guides? STEAM projects? Check out RUBY'S CORNER. Now open and ready for scientists!

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