Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning children’s nonfiction author. She began her writing career working on the classroom magazine SuperScience at Scholastic in New York City and has been a full-time freelance writer for the past fifteen years. The author has written more than thirty books for young people about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history. Her recent non-fiction titles include The Bat Scientists; Emi and the Rhino Scientist, about the Cincinnati Zoo's famous rhino mom; Exploring the Solar System, recipient of the 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Children’s Literature Award; The Wright Brothers for Kids; Inside Tornadoes; and the Far-Out Guide to the Solar System series. The author also gives presentations at schools and libraries about space, animals, history, and writing. Mary Kay and her photographer husband Tom Uhlman live in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood with their dog, Ruby. For more information go to: www.marykaycarson.com.