A Bit About Me
Rebecca L. Johnson
Science was the key that opened my doorway to adventure, and to writing. Soon after getting my Masters degree in biology, I began writing nonfiction for young people. I looked for opportunities to interact with scientists who were researching subjects that interested me, and over the years I was invited to join a number of scientific expeditions.
I’ve been fortunate to work with scientists in many different locations and environments, from tropical oceans to Antarctica’s frozen interior, from active volcanic peaks to the deep ocean floor. Many of my books have grown out of these incredible experiences.
I especially like to write about new discoveries in science, to take my readers into strange new worlds where they come face to face with all sorts of fascinating creatures.
In parallel with writing science-focused nonfiction for the school, library, and trade markets, I have also written dozens of science content-based books aligned with grade school and middle school curricula, primarily for National Geographic, Sally Ride Science, Millmark Education (now Summit K12), and Core Knowledge.