I'm a writer, educator, and doctor. My first book for children, LOST IN LEXICON: AN ADVENTURE IN WORDS AND NUMBERS, will appear in bookstores October 1. It can also be found on the book website, http://www.lostinlexicon.com
The book follows cousins Daphne and Ivan into a world of words and numbers gone wild, where they solve challenges and gather clues to find the children of Lexicon, who have wandered off, enticed away by mysterious lights in the sky.
along the way, they meet Emily the thesaurus, a shy, alpaca-like creature who whispers suggested words to clarify the speaker's meaning. Thus, it seemed natural for me to join this site.
My character Daphne has a blog of her own, http://www.daphneswordblog.tumblr.com
. Aimed at bright, curious kids, it talks about words that delight or puzzle Daphne.