On this episode of Inside the Writer’s Head, Writer-in-Residence Emma Carlson-Berne speaks with award-winning science and history author Mary Kay Carson – who has authored more than 50 titles for kids. They talk about how Carson transitioned from magazine editing and science background to writing kids books for a living. Carson gives her tips for writing kids non-fiction, and the joys of doing research on complex topics to find the interesting stories they can tell. The authors discuss Carson’s award-winning series “Scientists in the Field” and how Carson gets those stories by following scientists in to their field work. She tells a very interesting story that involves a very hot, crowded bat cave in Texas. This is an episode any writer won’t want to miss!
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