Janet Slingerland is the author of more than 20 books for readers in grades K through 12. Her favorite subjects include STEM, history, and the history of STEM.

Janet grew up reading, writing, and conducting science experiments (sometimes even at the dinner table, much to her mother’s dismay). After working for 15 years writing computer programs, She started writing books.

When she isn’t writing, you might find her at a museum or researching her family history. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three kids, and a dog named Rocky.


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Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue, how a rainbow forms, or how wi-fi works? Have you ever wondered about careers in sports science or video game coding? Have you heard the word "nanotechnology" but have no idea what it means?

If you want answers to these questions or are just looking to delve into interesting topics, you might find what you seek in one of my books.

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