On this episode of The Kidlit Social, meet wildlife author and journalist Laurel Neme.  Laurel is the author of ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species, which has been featured on ABC News Nightline and NPR’s Science Friday, and also of The Elephants New Shoe, about the rescue of a baby elephant who needs a prosthetic foot.


She is also a regular contributor to National Geographic, Mongabay.com, the Huffington Post and The New York Times Magazine for Kids. And she was just nominated (by National Geographic) for a Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting, together with her colleague, Jeff Barbee, for their series of articles on oil drilling in the Okavango.


Laura and Laurel chat about how to use your passions to establish yourself as a specialist/expert in magazine and book publications (and build a career around those passions) and Laurel’s research techniques that have earned her a 2022 Pulitzer Prize nomination.







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