Hopping Fun Creations
Writer/Editor/Game Designer, present
My editorial and creative services company has produced books, games, and other jazzy content for Smithsonian, Scholastic, WGBH, Sesame Workshop, Edmark/Riverdeep, Microsoft Education, Penguin, and many other clients.
The Bradfield Company
Narrative Designer, Game Designer, Writer, 2010 - 2015
I'm proud to be part of the global "Inanimate Alice" creative team, writing, designing interactives, and directing editorial outreach and transmedia strategy for this innovative digital novel series.
Aristoplay (game publisher)
Product Development Director, 1991 - 1996
I created more than a dozen board and card games from idea to store shelf. Top sellers include Mars 2020 (still in print—a classic!), NOVA True Science (licensed product, with 900 science questions), Top Dog (a bestseller in Finland).
Editor, Author, Scriptwriter, 1982
I wrote fiction scripts for the software division (Escape from Antcatraz!), edited several magazines (SuperScience, DynaMath, Futures, Teaching and Computers), wrote articles for many more (Dynamite!, Update, Choices) researched and wrote for Scholastic Productions (Magic School Bus), and authored dozens of books.
Hall of Fame Sports Books
Store Owner, VP of Marketing and PR, 1993 - 1997
With my husband, Chris Egan, we founded a sports books and collectibles store and specialty catalogue business in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor.
Book Editor, Special Projects Editor, 2004 - 2013
I edited Joy Hakim's acclaimed The Story of Science book series and worked on contract at Smithsonian Enterprises on a startup venture for tweens.
Contributor to Design Squad (teen engineering challenge), Invent It!, after-school science clubs, NOVA True Science (board game), and other educational materials.
Writer (software scripts)
Contributor to Strategy Safari, Cosmic Geometry, Light!, Electricity! and other CD-Rom games, along with early digital books on volcanoes, astronaut Mae Jemison, and other topics.
Kinetic City Super Crew
Author of four radio plays, founding editor of a journal for kids, writer of science activities, consultant for this fun science program aimed at children and produced by the AAAS.
Writer of Magic School Bus activities and games for the licensed software programs and the animated television show (Scholastic Productions).
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Sports Math Mania! A trade book for kids.