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

Mary Kay Carson

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?

Of course! A young dog named Ziggy, a tuxedo cat Shamu, aquarium full of fish, and two anoles.


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

Mary Kay Carson



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 Tanamachie. It’s called The Tornado Scientist.


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

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