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I've worked in news agencies and golf courses in the Chicagoland area, nuclear reactors in the U.S. and Japan, and libraries in Michigan. I still work as a librarian by day, but stay up late writing comics about scientists. When I'm not doing those things, I'm spraining my ankles and flattening my feet by running on trails. Or I'm reading. I read a lot.

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If you can read this, you can join me for a couple of online events! Check the “Upcoming Events” link on my site for more info, but briefly:


July 16: In conversation with Kate Greene about her new book Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars.


July 22: A Comic-con panel with Maris Wicks, Gene Yang, and Chad Sell about “The Power of Teamwork in Kids Comics.”


I hope to see** you there.


**Even though, thank

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March is Women's History Month in the US, UK, and Australia.
Which women's history book should we read for March 2018?

This poll will open at 12:01 am Eastern time on Thursday, February 1,
and will close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, February 22.

 
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