It’s going to be published!

Great news, we’ve secured a publisher for the book – thank you all for your support.

The wonderful people at Mango Media are publishing the book and I’m excited to be working with them.  They are the fastest growing independent publisher in the US.

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We are targeting later in 2020 to get the book and the marketing right.

Any help would be great!

Thanks again to everyone who has supported me.

Here are some of the reasons why I wrote this book:

  1. I kept hearing stories from women who said they had to go against social or family pressure to pursue technology.
  2. Who are the heroines of technology for teenage girls?
  3. What if Hermione used technology instead of magic?
  4. I love story writing.
  5. I have two daughters (and a son).

Here is more:

What is this book about?

She believed she could. 

So she did.

After standing up to the school bully, AZ finds herself suddenly entered into a robot-building competition. Join her and her new friends, they face hackers, crashes, and explosions and learn what it takes to build a robot against all the odds. As the adventure unfolds, you’ll learn about leadership, teamwork, and so much more. 

She’s Building a Robot is a fun, exciting, and inspiring book for girls who love STEM. 

“I loved this book and couldn’t stop reading it. It was interesting and super funny. Plus I learned a lot about robots.” Sofia Labonte, teenager.

“More women building robots? Absolutely!” Tess Lau PHD, CEO of Dustry Robotics.

“Every time a girl writes her first line of code or connects the first two pieces of a robot, the world just gets a little bit better.  Love your work AZ, 10 and Li.” Annie Parker, co-founder of Code Club Australia. 

“This book is an inspiration to the next-gen of women innovators all over the world.” Charlotte Yarkoni, Corporate Vice President Cloud & AI, Microsoft

“Yes! More women building robots and leading in tech. As a mom of a strong daughter, we love this book.” Carrie Palin Sandstad, Senior Vice President & CMO Splunk.

She’s Building A Robot is a novel aimed at girls and focused on technology.

AZ, the protagonist, is smart but has hidden her talents. She is pressured to enter a school robot building competition against the school’s rich boy. Her first robot goes wild leading her to a wonderful female mentor. She convinces a techy-girl and a quirky non-gender student to join her team. By working hard, solving puzzles and dealing with disasters like being hacked and a robot crash, they bring Ada to life.

The big finale is the three-day robot competition which includes rapping, solving riddles and a dangerous obstacle course. AZ is initially not confident leading or taking action but becomes tough and decisive in the end. Along the way, she builds friendships, character and skills for technology and leadership.

Here is me telling you all about it:

Any support or ideas for how we can provide more good role models for young girls around technology would be greatly appreciated.

You can read interviews with women in technology here

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