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January 31, 2011

I had an interesting question from John in Kentucky this morning. He wrote to ask: "Why is his name Einstein?"

If you are talking about the great Nobel Prize winning scientist Albert Einstein, his last name is Einstein because his parents were named Hermann and Pauline Einstein. But I have a feeling that is not what John is asking.

If you are talking about my fictional science detective Einstein Anderson, “Einstein" is just his nickname. The character’s real name is Adam Anderson, but his friends call him Einstein because he is so good at science.


By the way, did you know that you can download a free chapter from one of my Einstein Anderson books? Go to:

Click the green button that says "Download," and you can try out an Einstein Anderson: Science Detective story!



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April 28, 2010

Now that we’re home from Chicago (and before we head up to our house in Columbia County for the Hudson Children’s Book Festival this weekend), it is time to settle in at my desk and get back to work! The manuscript for BUTTERFLIES (the new title I’m working on for my Collins/Smithsonian series) is due at the end of the week. Like all writers, I work most productively when there is an actual deadline looming, so today is the day.

I opened my email and started the morning with the sweetest letter from Adrian, in Texas. He wrote:

I am nine years old.

I have bought a couple of your books their are great! I used them with my science projects. I won first place a couple of times. I also used some of your information about King cobras for my gifted and talented project in the first grade, it was sent to Austin, Texas. I was the only one to place; it was judged as fourth grade work. My parents thought it would be nice to let you know how much I like your books. I have seen some at the library too.  I googled your name and got your e-mail. Keep up the good work.
P.S. Hope to hear from you soon.
and I wrote back to him:
Hi Adrian,
Thanks for writing to me about your work and how you’ve been using my books. I’m so pleased that you like reading them and using them in school. Look at the other features on my website and see what you think. 

Adrian’s "keep up the good work" is my inspiration for the day. I’ll do my best.


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