Today, we are continuing our conversation about book design with Raphael Geroni. Raphael is the incredibly talented designer who designed both of my books. Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World and my first book Google It: A History of Google (How Two Students’ Quest to Organize the Internet Changed the World.) Not only do book designers take on the… Read more »Read More
INSIDE SCOOP: MEET THE BOOK DESIGNER DYNAMO WHO DELIVERED THE IMPOSSIBLE!
Oh, Friends! It is hard for me to express how excited I am for this week’s interview! Meet Raphael Geroni, the designer behind the mind-blowing cover of my latest book, Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World. When I first saw the cover, it took my breath away. And I can’t actually imagine a more difficult… Read more »Read More
If Not For Tom Ellis: The Mentor Who Changed My Life and the Lessons he Leaves Behind
Watching the Fred Rogers documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, felt like attending the memorial service of a lifelong friend. At the end of the documentary, right before the lights come up to reveal your swollen, crying face, that’s when Mister Rogers asks you to take a moment to think about the people who… Read more »Read More
The Cover has Landed!
I have to admit that when I thought about this cover way back before it even existed… I felt relieved that I was not a book designer. Just think about it, designing a book cover for a book about about Elon Musk would be so INTIMIDATING. But friends, the design team at Feiwel & Friends… Read more »Read More
What If You Could Change the World . . .
Cape Elizabeth, Maine – What if you could change the world? What if you listened to the questions that bounce around your brain? What if answering those questions changed life for nearly every person on the planet? What if you hit roadblocks along the way? What if you didn’t give up but took a new… Read more »Read More
#Googleit Giveaway ~ We have a Winner! And another and another . . .
Who is the lucky teacher who will receive a classroom set or 25 copies of Google It: A History of Google . . . I turned to Name Picker Ninja to make the selection. The ninja randomly picked our grand prize winner. But then, it was kind of fun. I mean, you hit a button, then… Read more »Read More
#GoogleIt Giveaway: Your Chance to WIN a Classroom Set of GOOGLE IT! A HISTORY OF GOOGLE
It’s Launch Week! Finally, it’s here. Tuesday, August 14th my debut YA nonfiction Google It: A History of Google hits bookshelves near you. And we are going to celebrate with a fun week of blogs and giveaways. And starting right now, let’s kick it off with some super sized fun. Let me use my big voice…. Read more »Read More
The Cover is Here! The Cover is HERE! THE COVER IS HERE!
Cape Elizabeth, Maine – I don’t know what the UPS driver’s day was like before he pulled up out front. I’d been expecting him. My editor, the amazing Holly West, had told me that Advanced Reader Editions of our book, Google It: A History of Google, were en route. But as soon as I… Read more »Read More
On Friday nights at my house, we tuck in with a good book, a great TV show, and a roaring fire in the fireplace. And on one particular Friday night, I looked at my 5 and 8-year-old and said, “let’s watch Reading Rainbow. We could use a little LeVar right about now. Am I right or… Read more »Read More
Toys They’ll Play with 365 days a Year!
Cape Elizabeth, Maine -It is a huge bummer when you spend good money on a toy that gets played with once. Huge. Expensive. Bummer. But fear not, my friends. Here is a list of toys that your kids will actually play with 365 days a year. These super toys do exist. Out of all the toys in… Read more »Read More