Lynn Brunelle is an Emmy Award-winning writer for “Bill Nye the Science Guy”, a best-selling children's' book author, educator, presenter, teacher, artist, and mother. Brunelle has over 25 years experience writing for all ages, across all manner of media. Previously a classroom science, English and art teacher for kids K-12, Lynn is an editor, illustrator, and award-winning author of over 45 titles, (Pop Bottle Science, Camp Out! World Almanac Puzzler Decks, Mama’s Little Book of Tricks.) Lynn has created, developed and written projects for Chronicle, Workman, National Geographic, Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, A&E, The Discovery Channel, Disney, ABC TV, NBC, NPR, The Annenburg Foundation, World Almanac, Cranium and PBS.
A regular contributor to NBC’s New Day Northwest TV as a family science guru, Martha Stewart Radio as a family activity consultant and a contributor to NPR's Science Friday, she is the creator of the Mama Gone Geek blog and Tabletop Science—videos that make science fun and accessible. She has also written for several children’s and parenting magazines. She has won five Telly Awards and two CINE awards for her music videos which range in topics from bullying prevention, child protection and the adolescent brain for international curriculums through Committee for Children, to independent projects encouraging science literacy and STEAM.
She is the author of Big Science for Little People: 52 Activities to Help You & Your Child Discover the Wonders of Science. Her newest book for children is Turn This Book into a Beehive (Workman Publishing.)
Learn more about Lynn Brunelle on her website.
Q1: OUR THEME THIS YEAR IS HERE'S AN IDEA! WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE SPACE FOR PONDERING IDEAS?
Lynn: My favorite place to ponder and wander is the forest. We have a sprawling old growth forest filled with cedar, spruce and fir trees, dotted with big leaf maples and peppered with ferns and moss. The trailhead is just at the end of our street. It's an amazing place to walk, watch, listen and think. It's my go-to place to hash through ideas or be inspired by new thoughts.
Q2: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
Lynn: I loved biology and art and English. Basically I loved stories, pictures and science!
Q3: WHAT ONE THING WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN TO DO?
Lynn: I would love to learn how to play the drums and tap dance (not at the same time).
Q4: WHEN DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU WANTED TO BE AN AUTHOR?
Lynn: I suppose I have been doing it my whole life - especially nonfiction. I have a passion for learning and sharing and teaching and for that's what my books do.