Holiday Telescope Gift-Giving Advice 2020

This year has been rough. Before I give any advice on telescopes, please consider inspiring those who were hardest hit. A donation to Astronomers Without Borders is a powerful gift since hope, inspired by a cosmic perspective, can be the most important gift of all. 1) Telescopes are for skywatching. That means you should think beyondContinue reading “Holiday Telescope Gift-Giving Advice 2020”

My New Article on BBC Sky at Night Magazine

What would it be like to have famous space explorers in your home as a kid? Find out from the perspective of someone who knows in my latest article in the BBC Sky at Night Magazine: #SkyAtNight #BBC #NASA #Astronauts #inspirationalstories # #inspiringstories #scbwi #stem #childrensbooks #literacy #rolemodels #books #writerslife #Astronomy

A Magical Review of My Book

When my kids were ready for chapter books, Mary Pope Osborne whisked them away on marvelous adventures through her Magic Tree House books. The curious brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, pulled my children into pre-historic times to ride atop dinosaurs and into King Arthur’s castle decorated for Christmas. Reading was never more fun and imaginationContinue reading “A Magical Review of My Book”

I Write… Children’s Books?

One of the most surprising events this year has been my unexpected excitement about writing a children’s book called When Astronauts Came to Town. This desire overwhelmed my creative energy already committed to creating books for adults about this same Morehead Planetarium history. It’s my kids who made it inevitable. Helping them grow up means a constantContinue reading “I Write… Children’s Books?”