Mary Kay Carson

MK, as her friends call her, wrote Bookerella's first book-app, Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night. An award-winning children’s nonfiction author, she began her writing career working on the classroom magazine SuperScience at Scholastic in New York City. She's been a full-time freelance writer for the past 15 years.

MK has written more than 30 books for young people about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history. In addition to Bats!, some of her recent nonfiction titles include The Bat Scientists, a 2011 Notable Book for Children (the prestigious award from the Association for Library Service to Children), and the Rhino Scientist, about the Cincinnati Zoo's famous rhino mom.

MK gives presentations at schools and libraries about space, animals, history, and writing. She and her photographer husband Tom Uhlman live in Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood with their dog, Ruby.

For more information, visit her website.