About Me

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Who I Am

When I started this blog, I was finishing up my second decade helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English.

As a full-time blogger and writer, I’ve now turned my attention to a much more complex problem — how parents can foster their child’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them without sacrificing their own sanity.

My first book, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how parents can use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them–without being an artist themselves. I’ve also released a companion journal for parents who would like a place to capture their interactions with their children around public art.

My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can handle their child’s curious questions without enrolling in a college-level refresher course.

Where To Find Me Online

In the meantime, you can find me:

  • Blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles
  • Prattling on about books and the writing life here at BostonWriters
  • Tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell
  • Tracking my annual reading on Goodreads

Contact Me

  • Email me at shalahowell {at} gmail {.} com
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