More Live Action from Disney

Next on Disney’s list of “animated-classics-remade-as-live-action” is Beauty and the Beast: What do you think about this phenomenon? Are you excited about beloved stories getting new life, or do you see this as yet more evidence that there are “no new ideas” in Hollywood? Is this an innovation or a crash cash grab?

The Case of the Totally False Fingerprinting Propaganda

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Deadlines are swarming like a school of sharks in search of blood, so I hope you’ll forgive me for recycling some blog content. I wrote this a year ago to celebrate the release of my second kid’s book on forensic science. By this time next year, my third and fourth books on forensics will have hit the shelves. In the meantime, enjoy! The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century was responsible for more than just technological breakthroughs and the novels of Charles Dickens. It also caused a major spike in crime rates, as people moved from the countryside into the cities...

Crazy Awesome (Busy) Week…

Lindsey teaching TN

Because I spent two days doing this with the awesome kids of Pine Ridge Middle School. We had a lot of fun talking about the books that have an impact on us, then practiced techniques for having that kind of impact on our reader. The kids were bright and engaged and really bought in. They also produced some very effective writing. Speaking of which, I stumbled on these two gems while researching for a new book this week: Dead competitors sell no beer. That’s ballistics expert Calvin Goddard on the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Only my profound respect for...

Flying Sea Flap Flaps

I’m not sure who coined the term “sea flap flap” for sting ray, but it’s hilarious and it makes me happy. And since I am under a deadline crunch and don’t have time to write a lengthy post this weekend, let’s go with a fantastical video of sting rays, you guessed it, flying! Enjoy!  

Fox Talk Joins Fox Appeal!

Fox Appeal

I am so pleased to announce that my book Fox Talk is now available to order through Fox Appeal! Fox Appeal is a clothing line inspired by Siberian domesticated foxes Boris and Sophia, so a partnership was a natural fit. This awesome T shirt they make also fits pretty well, although that may not be obvious in the photo due to my rudimentary selfie skills. Anyway, Boris and Sophia, known as the Siberian Cupcakes, are working as foxy ambassadors in outreach and education programs surrounding domesticated foxes in the USA. Since I harbour a not-so-secret dream of having a domestic fox of...