I wrote this title at the same time (Winter 2012) that I wrote another in Capstone’s Daredevil series: Storm Chasing. I loved writing both of these books for many reasons, mainly the research! For both, I was able to find experts in the fields and interview them via email. This was one of my most favorite parts [...]
In Winter 2012, I worked on two titles for Capstone’s Daredevil series: Storm Chasing and Swimming with Sharks. I loved writing both of these books. For both, I was able to find experts in the fields and interview them via email. This was one of my most favorite parts of the project. I remember one day [...]
The History of the Republican Party — set to be available for purchase on June 15, 2012. At first, this book was a very difficult one to research and write. For some reason, I was having a lot of difficulty finding the information I needed for each chapter opener. Then, something clicked. I was able [...]
A Kid’s Guide to Genealogy: Design Your Family Tree I really loved writing this book. Genealogy has always been an important part of our family. For as long as I can remember, my mom has studied and researched her family’s history in order to find family members on her family tree. She passed that love [...]
Air travel is one of the safest methods of transportation, but when a disaster happens, it captures the public’s imagination. Learn about how airplanes are built, how researchers investigate a crash, how engineers are making planes safer, and more. This was actually one of my most favorite books to write. The research was fascinating. I [...]
As destroyers of cities and creators of islands, volcanoes are as unique as they are destructive. Whether they spew thick ash or pack heavy lava flows, their eruptions are always a force to be reckoned with. Explore the explosive workings of volcanoes, the techniques scientists use to study them, and how people live in the [...]
Dr. William Gilbert, Stephen Gray, and Benjamin Franklin are players driven to uncover an amazing force we now call electricity. But only one player can win the race. Who really discovered electricity?
The Bill of Rights is one of the most important documents of not only United States history, but also World History. These first ten amendments to the Constitution protect the rights of the people, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, and the right to a quick and fair [...]
The ancient Greeks and the American colonists struggle to find a voice in government. Both players are driven to build a government run by the people. But only one player can win the race. Who really created democracy?
Ever since she was a young girl, Victoria Justice wanted to be a performer. She was always putting on shows for other people. This love for the stage has won her many amazing opportunities. She has modeled for such big-name brands as Ralph Lauren, Gap, and Banana Republic; and she has appeared in dozens of [...]