Coming out in 2020

Available now 
The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Guide to Your Child's First 4 Years
with co-author Tara Haelle
Perigee Books/Penguin Random House

Science Blogging: The Essential Guide
Wilcox, Brookshire, Goldman, Eds.
Selected Contributor

The Open Lab 2013 Anthology
The best science writing online
Selected Contributor

The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism (Editor, Contributor)

"Refreshingly free of dogma, disinformation, and heavy-handed agendas, The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism is an oasis of sanity, compassion, and hope for people on the spectrum and those who love them."
-- Steve Silberman, senior writer for Wired magazine and autism/neurodiversity blogger for the Public Library of Science (

Where to Buy

Book cover design by Amy Freels:
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to College Biology (Author)

Available in paperback at Amazon or for Kindle and at other fine booksellers. From a review at

"I have completed undergraduate and graduate biology courses. I bought this as a refresher. This is really an excellent, concise review of college level biology. This is not your typical "eat your spinach" college level text. Aside from clearly outlining key core concepts, the book is sprinkled with intriguing tidbits about historical scientific personalities and events, along with strange but fascinating scientific facts. The book is well organized, the key points are clearly summarized and reiterated, and the authors enthusiasm for the material really shines through. Overall the style and format kept my interest focused. For the caliber of material presented, the price is a steal, particularly for those who want a concise yet up-to-date summary of key concepts in modern college biology. Nice companion for those taking college biology or preparing for MCAT."


When Worlds Collide: The Troubled History of Bears and People in Texas (Author)

Texas bears have had a rough time since the arrival of people, but in spite of disappearing habitat, 200 years of efforts to destroy them, and the endless challenges that Nature poses, the bears hang on. This book tells their story, from pre-human times to the present. Our own history intertwines with theirs: we often compete for the same land and resources, and the bears usually lose the battle, although the struggle continues.

When Worlds Collide: The Troubled History of Bears and People in Texas encompasses Texana, natural history, and Southwestern history and will interest people people who like to dig into Texas history and who enjoy nature, the outdoors, and the unmatched thrill of a bear sighting in the wild. Emily Willingham, biologist, writer, and only occasionally repentant Texan, wrote this book based on primary and secondary print sources and interviews with the people who know the bears of Texas best.


Gravity Pulls You In: Perspectives on Parenting Children on the Autism Spectrum (Contributor)

(Finalist in the Anthologies/Non-Fiction category of the 2010 International Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News) View the universe of autism--its marvels, chaos, and life-changing impacts--through the eyes of the contributors to Gravity Pulls You In. In 33 essays and poems, mothers and fathers raising children on the autism spectrum explore their lives in the context of autism's own special gravity, discovering what's important and what they find centering. Available at Amazon.


Toxicology of Reptiles (contributed chapter, "Developmental and Reproductive Effects")
Eds. Susan Gardner, Eva Oberdorster
Toxicology of Reptiles cohesively summarizes much of the cutting-edge research taking place in fields such as reptilian endocrinology, neurophysiology, immunology, and ecology. It also addresses conservation needs along with the complications often associated with population studies. The text is easy to synthesize and apply in the evaluation and understanding of potential risks to reptiles from environmental contaminants.
This book provides a comprehensive description of the current state of knowledge of reptilian toxicology from the perspective of target organ systems. It covers major contaminant classes within each chapter, focusing on those of greatest concern. The authors highlight the most pressing information gaps, and propose priority directions for further advancement in the fields of reptilian biology, wildlife and environmental toxicology, conservation, and ecological risk assessment.

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