First Historical Heroines Review on Bookish

The Historical Heroines Coloring Book releases October 2nd!

So excited that our first pre-pub review has hit! And what an honor to be a Staff Reads pick from Bookish. Thank you Myfanwy for the lovely review and for so perfectly understanding some of the reasons I created The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries.

“I grew up knowing that my mother was told she could not become a veterinarian when she was a child in the 1940s because that “wasn’t a job that women do” and that one of my sisters was discouraged from studying engineering in the 1980s by her high school guidance counselor because it “wasn’t a field for girls” (this didn’t stop her). So for these and many other reasons, I was delighted to find The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries. It’s thrilling to see just how many pioneering women in science there were and that there is diversity among them. Each woman has a page-long biography and then a page of her image to color in. This book isn’t just for children, though, as I definitely learned a thing or two. For instance, did you know that Beatrix Potter was an expert in fungi? Me neither. But I do now.” —Myf

Book releases Monday, October 2nd! It is available now as a pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. On Monday, you can order from the publisher directly and get not only a complimentary coloring postcard, but also get your copy signed by the author. Visit on Monday when the book is launched!



Project We Love! Thanks KickStarter


Wow! What wonderful recognition that within the first 6 days KickStarter chose The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries to be a “Project We Love!” Find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more announcements and news – including a series of quotes by some of the women scientists we’ll feature in the coloring book!


Thank you for your support – every pledge and share is of huge help to get this project backed, produced, and into the hands of kids, teens and adults – ready to inspire, empower and educate them!


Women in Science and Kickstarter!

I couldn’t think of a more meaningful day to launch my very first KickStarter for my newest project – The Historical Heroines Coloring Book: Pioneering Women in Science from the 18th and 19th Centuries than yesterday – the first day of Women’s History Month! I can’t seem to shake this desire to work towards inspiring children, teens, and adults – and so I continue to create empowering and educational books.


The idea behind this particular coloring book is a bit more unique in that each woman scientist will be featured as a double page spread. On the lefthand side I will provide a short biography and on the righthand side,  the coloring image itself, drawn by Kendra Shedenhelm. Each coloring illustration will incorporate some of what that woman scientist accomplished. Michael Barton, a science historian, who helped write the biography on Charles Darwin for my Piratess Tilly children’s picture books will be assisting me with research and editing.



I am really excited about this project and hope you feel the same. If so, please consider both sharing the project with your friends and family as well as contributing to the campaign by pre-ordering the book at a discounted rate and therefore becoming an official backer!

P.S. My daughter Vivi helped with the video and I couldn’t be prouder! Check out the campaign here! Thank you!!

Adventures of “Piratess” Tilly!

A project I’ve been working on since this past summer is a children’s picture book ~ written in haiku (of course!)! My husband and I are very happy with it and extremely excited about the illustrations, done by Karen Watson ( We’ll be publishing it ourselves, which I’m also thrilled about, as we’ll have total control over the book. Please come support this new project!! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook! And of course, check out the website (which is in need of bios!):

The synopsis is below!

tilly web background with title p.s. Our 22 month old daughter LOVES seeing the updated illustrations. She gets so excited!!