Want to know what someone is thinking and how their thought process took shape? No quicker way to solve that mystery than to find out which books they read. When I researched Elon’s life for my book Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World, I also looked into what he reads, which books influenced… Read more »Read More
THREE Problems SpaceX Had to Solve to Launch Astronauts into Space! Plus everything you need for Saturday’s HISTORIC rocket launch!
Wake up and tell the kids! Today is the day!… as long as weather cooperates and it looks like it’s going to! (and it didn’t which is why SATURDAY IS THE DAY! at 3:22 pm EST. for reals this time!) Saturday, Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, will launch astronauts to the International Space Station aboard… Read more »Read More
INSIDE SCOOP: Meet the Art Director behind Chowder Rules! Plus A Sneak Peek at the Illustrations!
When you buy a picture book, you might only notice the author and illustrator’s name. But when it comes to transforming a typed manuscript into a published book? That takes an entire team of talented people. The author works with the editor on direction, revisions, and anything else that has to do with the text…. Read more »Read More
CAMP COVID: Business School Edition (HOW and WHY I’m teaching my kids about my job as part of their homeschooling)
My babies are going to business school! They may be only eight and eleven, but the time is right! And you can’t beat the commute! Sound like I’ve lost my mind? Not yet! Let me explain. When I was writing Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World, my research meant a deep dive into Elon’s… Read more »Read More
CAMP COVID: The Week in STEM! (Get out your calendar and let astronauts and scientists do some of the work for you!)
This week in STEM! Okay friends, I’m starting something new. A way for us all to keep our eyes peeled on cool STEM events as they happen. You can add these events to your schedule and prep a little with some dinner table talk. I’ll make it easy for us all and spell it out… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID: The Power of Blank Spaces, Problem Solving, and Seeds
Today was hard. Not going to sugar coat it. It was like that time when I was pregnant and realized that I was actually going to have to give birth. Terror. It’s dawning on me now that no one know when the kids will be back in school. No one knows when life will be… Read more »Read More
SNEAK PEEK: Inside the Voice Actor’s Studio with Emily Lawrence!
Friends, I am so excited to talk to one of the two super talented voice actors behind the amazing audio edition of Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World. I don’t know about you, but I constantly listen to audio books, as do my boys. So if you have ever wondered about the process… Read more »Read More
Never Give Up: How Elon Musk’s impossible choice can inspire teen readers
It must have been horrific. Elon Musk was just a kid, but every school day was a nightmare. As he’s described it, bullies hunted him down. They were verbally, physically, and psychologically abusive. Eventually they beat him so badly, Elon woke up in a hospital. And his home life was no picnic either. While Elon… Read more »Read More
Raphael Geroni: The life and times of a super talented book designer (Part Two of Our Inspiring Conversation)
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