About

I'm a children's nonfiction author living in Pennsylvania who loves to educate and encourage children. More than that, I strive to inspire a sense of wonder in young people while exciting them about science, history, nonfiction, and life! When I'm not writing, you might find me baking a treat or reading to my children...or baking with my children. 
Sometimes science experiments are in the backyard under the cover of darkness.
I grew up in rural Pennsylvania. My teachers inspired me to become a teacher. I earned my B.S. in elementary education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Following college, I taught middle school students in a camp environment in New England. There, we focused on hands-on math and science activities. It was a great experience and stayed with me during my traditional classroom years. 
A lot of people have asked how I became a writer. You may have heard how many authors always knew they would write books one day. That was not me. As a child, I never wrote stories for fun. However, I did spend a good amount of time writing notes to my friends and letters to pen pals. 

In 2009, I began blogging which is a lot like writing letters to friends. I enjoyed blogging right away, but I didn’t get serious about writing until years later. After multiple writing classes, I attended my first writing conference in 2015. Later that year an editor I met there asked me to write my first book: Insects as Producers. Since then, two more books have been published and more are on the way. I'm always learning through SCBWI and other conferences and workshops. I love to share the excitement and wonder of nonfiction and science through my programs. 
Want to know more? Read about how I became a published author here.  

You can support me on Facebook through my page @AnnetteWhippleBooks.