•             I
    am the author of Explore the Cosmos Like
    Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Space Science Journey,
    just released by Prometheus
    Books in March.  This is the story
    of astronomy told through the authorized biography of a noted
    astrophysicist.  I wrote this book
    for middle school-age students and up. 
    With its beautiful illustrations of Neil as a youngster and images from
    the Hubble Space Telescope, the book will appeal to science fans of all ages.

    am a pediatric nurse who also dabbles in art.  I combined my skills with children with my artistic talents
    to write and illustrate children’s books and articles in children’s magazines.  My other book also is a science
    biography.  The Lucy Man: The Scientist Who Found the Most Famous Fossil Ever!
    is the story of human evolution told through the life of noted
    paleoanthropologist Dr. Donald Johanson.

    have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of New Hampshire.  My Master’s degree in Pediatric Nursing
    is from the University of Maryland. 
    For most of my career as a nurse, I worked at the Johns Hopkins Hospital
    in Baltimore, primarily in Pediatric Endocrinology.  I obtained a second Bachelor’s degree in art from Towson

    have the privilege to serve on the board of the Institute of Human Origins
    (IHO) at Arizona State University, a foundation for scientific research
    established by Dr. Johanson.  I
    have traveled to Europe, several locations in Africa, and Asia in May with IHO
    and Dr. Johanson.  It is through my
    association with Dr. Johanson that I had the opportunity to meet Dr.

    addition to writing and art, I enjoy volunteering in my community.  I have served on boards for chamber
    orchestras and advocates for the homeless, as well as, for nursing and
    political interests.  I am a member
    of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

    husband, Pete, is an attorney, who also serves on the IHO board.  I have three beautiful daughters, a
    precocious granddaughter and another grandchild on the way.  I enjoy traveling and learning about new
    things, especially science.

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  • Magazine Articles
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    Buttons on Parade in Ethiopia


    Skipping Stones


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    Human Evolution is in our DNA


    Young Scientist