Verna Fisher is a freelance writer living in Pennsylvania. She has written over 100 regional, national, and online magazine articles often focusing on children, education, active living, and Native American topics. She holds a degree in English and Education from DeSales University, as well as certifications in technical writing, copy-editing, and tutoring at the college level. She is also of Cherokee descent.
Linda Formichelli is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in several youth and science publications including Ack!, Delta Education, Odyssey, Yes, and Zillions. She is the author of Becoming a Personal Trainer for Dummies, Renegade Writer, and a coauthor of Tools of Timekeeping.
Jane P. Gardner has worked in publishing as a writer and editor of educational material for the K–12+ market for over a decade. With master’s degrees in geology and education, Jane brings her unique combination of skills in science and education to each project. Jane lives in Melrose, MA.
Marcia Amidon Lusted has written over 80 books for young readers, many on historical subjects. As an assistant editor for Cobblestone Publishing and its award-winning history magazines, she has written widely on many different historical eras. Marcia lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.
Lauri Berkenkamp is the author of six books for kids. Writing under the pen name Maxine Anderson, she has written Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself, which was excerpted in the New York Times Book Review and Christian Science Monitor, chosen as the #7 BookSense . . . MORE
Laszlo Bardos is a high school mathematics teacher and website author. He holds a degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. He is the author of the website CutOutFoldUp.com, a site of mathematical models that you can make out of paper. He collected . . . MORE
Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt is an award-winning freelance writer who has contributed to American Profile, Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Go, and The Washington Post. She is the author of Amazing Maya Inventions and Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself.
Cindy Blobaum is the author of Explore Night Science! for Nomad Press, as well as Geology Rocks and Insectigations. She is a contributor to Highlights, Hopscotch for Girls, and Plays magazines and has designed science-based programs and teacher workshops for nature organizations . . . MORE
Kris Bordessa’s work has appeared in more than 50 national and regional publications, including FamilyFun, Nick Jr. Family Magazine and Parenting. She is the author of Tools of the Ancient Greeks: a Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece and Great . . . MORE
Matthew Brenden Wood is a math and science teacher with a passion for STEAM education. He is also an avid amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. Wood holds a bachelor’s degree in astronomy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Christine Burillo-Kirch earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology from the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has conducted scientific research in the fields of bacteriology and immunology for 12 years. Christine lives with her husband, daughter and puppy in Cary, North . . . MORE
Karen Bush Gibson is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books for children and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. One of her books about women aviators was named a 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the NCSS and a . . . MORE
Sam Carbaugh is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. He has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation and Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future. He works with many colleges and . . . MORE
Kathy Ceceri is About.com’s Homeschooling Expert and a fan of art mixed with science. Her books include Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future, named “Best of the Best” by the Chicago Public Library, and Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for . . . MORE
Rachel Dickinson has published hundreds of articles on travel, nature, and science in numerous newspapers and magazines. Her work has appeared in publications as varied as The Christian Science Monitor, USA Weekend, Islands Magazine, Audubon, National Geographic Traveler, AARP, Living . . . MORE
Andi Diehn is a writer, editor, and book critic with a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. She has published dozens of articles, stories, and essays and spent many hours volunteering in her sons’ classrooms. She lives in Enfield, New Hampshire, with her . . . MORE
Barbara Diggs is a non-fiction writer who has written a range of historical articles for children. Her work has been featured in Learning Through History Magazine, History Magazine, and Renaissance, among others. A graduate of Stanford Law School, Barbara practiced law in New York for . . . MORE
Judy Dodge Cummings has taught American history for 25 years. She has a BA in Broadfield Social Studies and a MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Teens. She is the author of numerous articles as well as The Civil War; Pope John Paul: Religious Leader and Humanitarian; . . . MORE
Verna Fisher is a freelance writer living in Pennsylvania. She has written over 100 regional, national, and online magazine articles often focusing on children, education, active living, and Native American topics. She holds a degree in English and Education from DeSales University, as . . . MORE
Linda Formichelli is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in several youth and science publications including Ack!, Delta Education, Odyssey, Yes, and Zillions. She is the author of Becoming a Personal Trainer for Dummies, Renegade Writer, and a coauthor of Tools of . . . MORE
Jane P. Gardner has worked in publishing as a writer and editor of educational material for the K–12+ market for over a decade. With master’s degrees in geology and education, Jane brings her unique combination of skills in science and education to each project. Jane lives in . . . MORE
Alex Kahan is the co-founder and president of Nomad Press. As a successful entrepreneur for over 30 years, he has established several companies across the diverse fields of marketing, publishing, manufacturing, and sports. Alex lives in Norwich, Vermont.
Kim is a freelance author based in Long Valley, New Jersey. A long-time member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Kim is also an avid sailor and serves as a volunteer for Lu-Lu’s Rescue, a Pennsylvania-based organization that helps to find homes for dogs in need.
Alicia Klepeis is a children’s author of both nonfiction and fiction. Her titles include The World’s Strangest Foods, Bizarre Things We’ve Called Medicine, and Understanding Turkey Today. She has also written more than 100 articles in magazines such as National Geographic Kids and . . . MORE
Lance Kramer is a journalist and former ESL teacher. He has been fascinated with Ancient China since the very first time he saw photos of the Great Wall as a young child. This love of history led him to study Asian and Middle Eastern history at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New . . . MORE
Donna Latham is an award-winning author and playwright. She is the author of Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself, Backyard Biology Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door With 25 Projects, Deciduous, Forests, Deserts, Garbage Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out With . . . MORE
Cynthia Light Brown is a founding partner and vice president of Clover Leaf Environmental Solutions with 21 years of experience as an environmental consultant specializing in pollution prevention, toxicology, and risk assessment. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Delano Lopez has taught the History and Methods of Science to university students, and has taught numerous subjects to the target age group of this book. Mr. Lopez is a member of the American Historical Association, and has published articles on a wide variety of subjects, including the . . . MORE
W. Eric Martin has written articles for more than 50 publications and has provided dictionary entries for Thomson Gale’s World of Computer Science. He is a coauthor of Tools of Timekeeping. They both live in Blackstone, Massachusetts.
Vicki V. May holds a BS in engineering from the University of Minnesota and MS and PhD degrees in engineering from Stanford University. She is a professor at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and is also involved in various outreach projects that bring the challenge . . . MORE
Patrick McGinty holds an MFA in Writing from Portland State University and currently teaches in the English department there. He is a regular columnist for Propeller Magazine. Patrick lives in Portland, Oregon.
Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World and Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects. Her . . . MORE
Jeanette Moore has been an educator for more than 15 years. She has published several elementary school ELA, history, and mathematics workbooks, has served as a content editor since 2012, and has developed several original mathematics games. Jeanette is a member of National Council of . . . MORE
Laura Perdew is an author, writing consultant, and former middle school teacher. She has written more than 15 books for the education market on a wide range of subjects, including the animal rights movement, the history of the toilet, eating local, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. . . . MORE
Kathleen Reilly has written several books for Nomad Press, including Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself; The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works; Explore Weather and Climate! with 25 Projects; and Natural Disasters: Investigate . . . MORE
Elizabeth Schmermund is a writer, editor, scholar, and teacher. She has written more than 15 books for students and young readers, including New Frontiers in Astronomy, The Persian Gulf War and the War in Iraq, and Women Warriors. She lives in the New York metro area with her . . . MORE
Janet Slingerland studied engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Drexel University. She has written many science books for children, including The Secret Lives of Plants!, which was named a Top 40 YA nonfiction book by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. Janet . . . MORE
Joshua Sneideman is an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow with 10 years experience as a middle school science teacher. He founded ECO International, an intercollegiate Environmental Congress to help Costa Rican high schools develop environmental community action plans. Joshua . . . MORE
Jennifer Swanson is an award-winning author of more than 20 nonfiction and fiction books for children. Her books in the How Things Work series by The Child’s World were named to the 2012 Booklist’s Top 10 Books for Youth: Series Nonfiction. She has received awards from the . . . MORE
Diane C. Taylor is a freelance writer whose published works include both fiction and nonfiction. She has written educational material for a nonprofit arts program in Dallas, Texas, and has been an English instructor for students in middle school, high school, and college. Diane lives in . . . MORE
Erin Twamley is an educator and energy education specialist. She has led energy literacy efforts for US Department of Energy and provided STEM opportunities for children. She loves to travel the world and currently lives in Seoul, South Korea.
Carmella Van Vleet is a former teacher and the author of Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself, Seven Wonders, several titles in the Explore Your World Series, How to Avoid School Snafus, Writing Club, and Writing Club II. She lives in Lewis Center, Ohio.
Anita Yasuda is a qualified Montessori and ECE teacher who has lived and worked in many countries. A member of SCBWI, she completed her Honors degree at the University of Toronto. Anita writes nonfiction for both adults and children. Her work has been featured in Kahani-A South Asian . . . MORE