You’re Invited …

You’re Invited!

In this two-part outdoor event, participants are invited to expand their knowledge of Adirondack biodiversity, practice their skills as a naturalist, and celebrate National Moth Week … all by studying nighttime lepidopterans.

On Friday evening, help writer and naturalist Loree Griffin Burns lure moths to the John Brown Farm using lights and bait; bring your own flashlight/headlamps and stay as late as you’re able!

All are welcome back to the Farm early on Saturday morning for a peek at the straggler moths and to continue the learning.

Come to one or both events; all are welcome.

This event is sponsored by John Brown Lives!

Pre-Order Incentive!

Pre-Order Incentive!

I’m thrilled to announce that my friends at The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid, NY are helping me coordinate a pre-order campaign for my next book for young readers, which comes out on May 14, 2024. If you pre-order a copy of One Long Line through the store anytime between now and publication day, using this link, you will receive a signed copy of a second of my books–Citizen Scientists–completely free. That’s right, two books for the price of one! You can pick up your books in the store after May 14, or they can be mailed to you; all the information you need is at the link above.

Ordering new books before their publication date is probably the most important way you can support your favorite writers and their work. Why? Pre-orders help publishers gauge interest in books before their publication, which can help them decide if they will publish that writer’s subsequent work. (This is particularly true in series. And ONE LONG LINE is the first book in a brand-new series!) Pre-order numbers are also an important factor in determining what books are considered “bestsellers,” as all books ordered in the months before publication day are included in the book’s first-week sales numbers. So … I hope you’ll consider pre-ordering. It’s easy-peasy and means a lot to me.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And happy reading!

Winter Lyceum

A Sneak Peek …

I’d love to see you at the Whallonsburg Grange (Essex, NY) next month as I introduce a new early chapter book series dedicated to the how of science: The Discovery Chronicles. I’ll focus my talk on the first book in the series, One Long Line, which comes out in May, sharing a bit about its genesis (spoiler: it was 15 years in the making!) and pulling you deep into the world of social caterpillars. Trust me, resistance is futile!

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

I’m thrilled to let you know that my next book for young readers is coming from MITKids Press in May 2024! ONE LONG LINE is the first book in the Discovery Chronicles, an early chapter book nonfiction series devoted to the exploration of science and its methods. These meaty reads are written by me and lavishly illustrated by Jamie Green. We’re hard at work planning a host of book launch events and celebrations for book one this spring, so stay tuned for details.

For now, pre-order a copy wherever books are sold! Here’s a handy link.

Recruiting Moth-Watchers

Recruiting Moth-Watchers

I’m excited to have two very different pieces about moth-watching out in the world this month: a feature article about the moment I became a true moth-watcher (The Hours of the Moth, Yankee magazine) and a how-to for anyone wanting to have the same experience in their own backyard (Lights, Bait, and Staying Up Late, Northern Woodlands). Both issues are on newsstands now, and I hope you’ll check them out.