Hi there! I'm Annette Whipple, a children's nonfiction author living in Pennsylvania who loves to educate and encourage children. More than that, I inspire a sense of wonder in young people while exciting them about life through my nonfiction books! 

I love the opportunity to teach elementary and middle school children through workshops and assembliesWith interactive and engaging programs, I educate children on topics like writing, science, and history. For adults, I teach workshops designed for teachers and writers.

When I'm not writing, you might find me baking or crafting...or snacking on warm chocolate chip cookies. I also volunteer for 4-H and in my church. 
Sometimes science experiments are in the backyard under the cover of darkness.

If You Want to Know More

I grew up in rural Pennsylvania. I have fond memories of playing in the creek and working on the farm. My own 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. 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, four more nonfiction books have been published and a companion guide to Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books is on the way. 

I'm always learning through SCBWI and other conferences and workshops, but I also enjoy the opportunities to teach writers and teachers about writing and more! 
Want to know more? Read about how I became a published author here.

You can support me on Facebook through my page @AnnetteWhippleBooks. I'm also on Instagram at @AnnetteWhippleBooks. On Twitter you'll find me @AnnetteWhipple