About

I'm a children's nonfiction author living in Pennsylvania who loves to educate and encourage children. More than that, I want 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'm passionate about writing nonfiction for children, but I read fiction and nonfiction for adults and children.

Want to know more? Read about how I became a published author here.  

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