Mary Kay Carson

Author of books for kids about wildlife, nature, space, weather, and more!

Mary Kay Carson

Author of books for kids about wildlife, nature, space, weather, and more!

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Do I visit schools?

Absolutely! I love to talk with students about writing nonfiction, my books, space, bats, rhinos, the underground railroad, and other stuff. My Author Visits page has details.


What book am I writing now?

I’m working on a book about the first ever robotic spacecraft to visit Pluto. It’s called New Horizons and the book is Mission to Pluto.


What’s my favorite book?

Emi and the Rhino Scientist will always hold a very special place in my heart. Everyone misses you, Emi!


How did I get to be a writer?

I studied biology in college, not writing, and didn’t know I liked writing until I was in my 20s and in the Peace Corps.


How long have I been a writer?

A long time! I started writing for a kids science magazine in 1991. You do the math!


What was my favorite school subject?

Science, especially biology.



Writing is my job

What's my full name?

Mary Kay Carson

(Hear about my name...)


Where do I live?

Cincinnati, Ohio


Do I have a family?

My husband, Tom Uhlman, is a photographer and videographer. We do some books together, as a team.


Do I have any pets?

Ruby, the beagle-mix wonder. She has her own Facebook page!


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