• Connie Goldsmith writes for adults and children.
    Her children’s credits include twenty five (not all released yet) nonfiction juvenile books, all but one published by Lerner imprints. As a recently retired RN, Connie specializes in books related to health and science topics, but she likes history as well.

    Her book, “Bombs Over Bikini: the World’s First Nuclear Disaster,” won an SCBWI Crystal Kite award. 

     She’s had articles in many juvenile magazines including Highlights and Cricket. She reviewed children’s books for nearly fifteen years for California Kids, a Sacramento regional parenting publication near her home. Goldsmith also reviews teen books for The New York Journal of Books, and has had articles in the SCBWI Bulletin, CWIM, and others.


  • For me, writing nonfiction is like being a perpetual grad student without having to take any finals (and getting paid a little while doing it). I love research and writing about my findings. I enjoy ‘translating’ sometimes complex medical issues for young readers.

    Most of my books are at the 8th grade reading level, the target audience for the Lerner imprint, Twenty-First-Century Press. I’ve just submitted my Fall 2020 book to my editor, and have a contract for 2021 on a health-related topic, and one about historical events. I really like being able to plan ahead! Delighted to say that as of fall 2019, I am agented by Bradford Literary. 

    With the help of my marvelous critique group that includes (in alphabetical order), Jeri Chase Ferris, Patti Newman, and Linda Joy Singleton, I’m also working on two novels and a new nonfiction project set around certain events in WWI and WWII.

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