Exploring worlds of wonder through the magic of words
Welcome to my website!
I find the world an amazing place, filled with fascinating people and surprising creatures. Sharing them with children gives me great joy. I hope you'll join me as we explore worlds of wonder through the magic of words!
On my website you'll find information about me and the books and articles I've written, my author presentations, the Mackinac Bridge, and the unique undersea ecosystem of a whale fall.
My Newest Book: Whale Fall Cafe!
In 1987 a serendipitous discovery opened a fascinating new field of scientific study: whale falls, the ecosystems that develop on a whale’s carcass on the ocean floor. Whale falls provide food and habitat for thousands of deep-sea creatures. Some exist nowhere else. All have unique adaptations that allow them to survive and thrive in one of the coldest, darkest, most hostile environments on our planet. Whale Fall Cafe introduces young readers to some of these fascinating creatures - like sleeper sharks and hagfish (first to answer the dinner bell), zombie worms (aka: bone-eating snot worms), and roly-polys as big as housecats. Back matter takes readers even deeper where they will meet two of the scientists who pioneered whale fall research and learn more about the animals found on a whale fall.