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 finishing up a book about storm-chasing weather scientist Robin Tanamachi. It’s called The Tornado Scientist.
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. Read the full story in the Something About the Author biography.
Why do I so often write about scientists?
Because that's what I wanted to be growing. Read my longer answer on the Celebrate Science site: Nonfiction Authors Dig Deep by Mary Kay Carson.
Writing is my job
What's my full name?
Mary Kay Carson
Where do I live?
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?
Of course! A young mystery mixed-breed dog named Ziggy, a tuxedo cat Shamu, and an aquarium full of fish.
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