In doing research for my books, I’ve been lucky to work firsthand with scientists worldwide, in environments ranging from remote polar regions to the deep sea.

Throughout my writing career, my focus has been to introduce readers to the wonders of life on earth and to the intrepid scientists who make discoveries that broaden our understanding of the natural world.

My books have received numerous honors and awards for excellence in science writing by organizations including the National Science Teachers Association, American Library Association, Children’s Book Council, Junior Library Guild, VOYA, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Scientific American, New York and Chicago Public Libraries, Science Books and Films, and more.