Posts about Fuzzy Forensics


popcorn and jelly beans

It’s Popcorn Day!

Mmm…. popcorn. It’s a favourite treat around this house. It has also been dinner on more than one occasion, because¬†we don’t have kids, and therefore don’t have to worry about setting a bad example. ūüėÄ And according to daysoftheyear.com, ... Read More  

Animal Adoptions – Fitness, Altruism, and Feelings

One of my weirdest experiences¬†as a scientist was doing a¬†maternity test on an elk. A female elk wearing a Jasper National Park ear tag had been found on an Alberta elk farm. Since it’s illegal to keep wild animals ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics, Kitchen Science, and a Bonus Holiday Freebie!

Have a junior science lover on your holiday shopping¬†list? Here’s how to give them a special treat: Buy a copy of Fox Talk or Fuzzy Forensics from your favourite bookseller Email a copy of the receipt to shop@foxtalk.ca Include ... Read More  

Ten Random (But Fascinating) Facts About Dogs and Domestication (Plus, Holiday Freebie!)

Have a junior science lover on your holiday shopping¬†list? Here’s how to give them a special treat: Buy a copy of Fox Talk or Fuzzy Forensics from your favourite bookseller Email a copy of the receipt to shop@foxtalk.ca Include ... Read More  

The Lizards in the Luggage (And Bonus Holiday Freebie!)

Have a junior science lover on your holiday shopping¬†list? Here’s how to give them a special treat: Buy a copy of Fox Talk or Fuzzy Forensics from your favourite bookseller Email a copy of the receipt to shop@foxtalk.ca Include ... Read More  

Fingerprints Still Solve More Crimes Than DNA

It’s true – DNA fingerprinting is an incredibly powerful tool for forensics, in part because DNA can tell us: if a particular person was at a crime scene (TV CSIs call this “getting a match”) the identity of a ... Read More  

So I Did This Yesterday…

And now I am exhausted. Happy, but exhausted. Have a great weekend, everyone! Read More  

Lindsey presents to students

Six Reasons (Science) Writers Should Be in Schools

I attended junior high in Yellowknife, which is not the most isolated place in Canada, but definitely felt like it sometimes. Fortunately, the school library was huge, and offered a portal to endless worlds I couldn’t visit in the ... Read More  

The Only Two New Year’s Resolutions You Actually Need to Make

Like most people probably did, I spent a fair bit of time in December reflecting on 2015 and thinking about what I wanted to achieve in 2016. I made a huge list of goals. And then, because I’m nerdy ... Read More  

Humpbacks Holiday in the Mountains

Umm, seamounts, that is. Just in case anyone was confused. ūüôā New research shows that¬†South Pacific humpbacks¬†take pitstops over sea mountains while migrating to Antarctica to feed.¬†Scientists don’t know yet exactly what the whales are doing there, but¬†I’m guessing ... Read More  

Stuff Tech Support and I Talk About

Last week I fought a battle with a stuck drawer, and though I won, I came away with a nasty scrape that is taking its sweet time to heal. This morning Tech Support suggested that I rub an old ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics on Sale!

As many readers of this blog will¬†already know, the original publisher of Fuzzy Forensics went out of business last¬†summer.¬†Before that happened, the company had ordered a full print run – over a thousand copies, a mix of hardcover and ... Read More  

Come Visit Me at Hal-Con!

I’ll be at Hal-Con for the next three days, signing books, talking about science writing, and wearing some seriously geeky T-Shirts. You can find me at table E9 on the exhibitor’s floor. In addition to launching my newest children’s ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics on CTV Morning Live

Thanks to Heidi and the team at CTV Morning Live for having me on the show today! I had a great time talking books and awards and Hal-Con, where I’m exhibiting later this week. Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics Wins the Lane Anderson Award!

If you’ve been anywhere near me on social media this week, of course, you already know this. By the time I made it back to my hotel room after the dinner where the announcement was made, author friends¬†had already ... Read More  

Major Writerly Milestone Ahead!

I am on my way to Toronto today to attend the Lane Anderson Award dinner. Fuzzy Forensics is one of three books on the shortlist in the Young Reader Category, and the winner will be announced tonight! It’s my ... Read More  

Sometimes the Data Mining Scares Me…

…because Google’s ad department¬†knows that I was looking up my own books on B&N, which is more than I really want the faceless internet to know about me. I’m a writer, after all. Some of the things I google ... Read More  

Facepalms and Flights of Fantasy

Do you ever do a thing that¬†causes you to seriously question your own intelligence? Last year I bought a 5-download subscription to Shutterstock, the stock photo site where I’d previously found many of the photos appearing in¬†Fox Talk and ... Read More