Tilli Thompson and the Case of the Bog Bones (mid-grade novel) Superior, CO
Eleven-year-old Tilli Thompson dreams of joining the International Nature Detectives Association and working as a forensic wildlife biologist someday. When she and her cousin discover animal bones in a bog it leads them to an even bigger mystery – an illegal wildlife trapping scheme that no one seems able to stop.
My background weaves together my interests in writing, communications, nature, science, education, and the non-profit world. I hold a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and Spanish from Marquette University, and dual M.S. degrees in Water Resources Management and Life Sciences Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I’ve worked as a teacher, a nature educator, a magazine writer, an academic researcher, and a video producer. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I spent a decade running the Imagely Fund (formerly known as the Photocrati Fund), an environmental and humanitarian photography grant that was judged by three top National Geographic photographers each year. Currently, I am honored to serve as a Board Member for the Mountain Top Explorium in Breckenridge, Colorado.