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November 1, 2017

“Ten Magic Butterflies” Preorder Promotion – Autograph Giveaway!

Hi everyone! My next children’s picture book, Ten Magic Butterflies, hits the shelves February 13th, 2018 -  and is available for pre-order NOW! To celebrate, I’m going to sign some autographs… *Pre-order Ten Magic Butterflies* and be one of 40 winners in November & December of an autographed nameplate sticker for your book when it gets released in February! Here’s how to enter: 1. Pre-order Ten Magic Butterflies from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Powells, or any other online book retailer in November. 2.…
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July 6, 2017

Sneak Peek at Ten Magic Butterflies…!

Hi everyone! I'm excited to announce that my next book, Ten Magic Butterflies, hits the shelves March 6, 2018. It's an enchanted story about ten hopeful flowers and a very special fairy who helps their dreams come true. In the midst of it all, kids will be introduced to all the ways to "make 10." So, 9 + 1, 8 + 2, etc.     One of my favorite things in the world is to make math fun, accessible, and maybe…
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photo credit: Cathryn Farnsworth
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February 3, 2017

Pre-Order Promotion for GOODNIGHT, NUMBERS!

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to announce that my first children's picture book, Goodnight Numbers, hits the shelves March 7th, 2017, and is available for pre-order NOW! And to celebrate, I'm going to sign some autographs... *Pre-order Goodnight Numbers* during the month of February, and be one of 20 winners of an autographed nameplate sticker for your book when it gets released in March! Here’s how to enter: 1. Pre-order Goodnight Numbers from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, or any other…
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February 2, 2017

Palindrome Puzzle – Recent Solutions!

What is #NameThatPalindrome, you ask? A palindrome is a word or phrase that is spelled the same forward and backward, like "kayak" or "Madam, I'm Adam." For the last few years, I've hosted weekly palindrome challenge - every Thursday. :) I give a clue, and the answer will always be a palindrome. It's a fun game; join on in! Here are some recent solutions! (Check back if the most recent one hasn't posted yet.) ------   Jan 5th: Clue: Instructions…
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January 9, 2014

Math Bites!

Hi everyone! My Nerdist Channel show "Math Bites" is finally LIVE! The short episodes are little bites of mathy goodness - you'll learn a little something, but mostly you'll be entertained by the likes of yours truly, Felicia Day, Chris Hardwick, Jim O'Heir, Jonathan Bennett, Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Matt Mira, Jonah Ray, Matt Kawcynzski, and more! There are musical acts by Meghan Hooper White, puppets, and more surprises. All all within a few minutes, perfect for the attention-span-challenged. Thank…
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December 16, 2013

Dance of the Sugar Pi Fairy!

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to announce that my "Dance of the Sugar Pi Fairy" video came out today on the Nerdist Channel on YouTube. Yay!! So, yes, I wrote a song about pi, and my song includes 139 digits while entertaining audiences with ballerinas (including Chris Hardwick in a tutu) dancing to the good ol' Nutcracker song "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies." I get to be dressed up as a fairy in the woods, using my magical wand to…
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October 4, 2013

New York Times Magazine Article

I wanted to bring your attention to a very well-written article in New York  Times Magazine: "Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?" by Eileen Pollack. There is a nice mention of my books on page 8. Yes, page 8 - this is a 10 page article, an actual, in-depth analysis of a topic often left to token mentions in empassioned but shallow pieces crafted to make us feel little other than indignance about messages on t-shirts. ;)…
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