Since some of you have caught mentions of this on Twitter, I guess it's time to make an "official" announcement:
I'm in the process of finishing up my first full length book. (A short school library book on "Squishy Circuits" is done, proofed, and should be coming out in a few months.) Tentatively, it looks like it will be out this fall. The title is "Making Makers," and it will be published my Maker Media. The amazing Brian Jepson is my stoic editor, who is helping calm my first time author jitters.
As you can probably guess, the book builds off of many talks and articles (here's 1) that I have given/written over the last three years looking at the childhoods of makers. I've interviewed over sixty adult makers about what they were like as kids. It's been an amazing experience, and I am incredibly grateful to everyone who shared their time and stories with me. Written from my vantage point as a mother, maker, and engineering professor, it's a look at the what some of the attributes/traits are that I believe make makers "Makers."
I'm going to be hunkered down writing/editing/finalizing for the next few weeks, but happily I also have some great trips coming up for teaching, presenting, leading workshops and consulting. It looks like I'll be in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco, New York, Denmark, Philadelphia, and Albuquerque over the next few months. If you're a maker or educator in one of those cities who'd like to meet up for a coffee, or have me speak, please do let me know!