The daughter of a librarian and a cowboy, I absorbed everything from The Black Stallion to Nancy Drew mysteries growing up. Even today, the library is a favorite hang out second only to Starbucks. Love caffe breve!
Childhood television/movie rerun influences include:
Gilligan's Island, The Jetsons, Get Smart and Star Trek. I laughed when I realized they all focus on applications of science, engineering, medicine, and technology to solve each episode's problem.
I have lived in or visited 15 countries and look forward to many more.
One of my favorite sayings is "Shoot for the Moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." - Unknown
I love hiking, exploring the Rockies on horseback, and nature/technology photography (See my portfolio at Dreamstime - williamsphere). Link below.
I spend as much time in the Pacific Northwest and Oregon coast as possible. Stanley, Idaho is another favorite spot, especially great river rafting.
Over the past 20 years, I have written over two dozen children and young adult non-fiction books. My latest passion is 3D printing! The applications in medicine, aerospace, fashion, food, and much more is amazing.