Dia L. Michels is an award-winning, internationally published science and parenting writer and the author or editor of over a dozen books for children and adults. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Dutch, Hebrew, Chinese and Korean. She is also founder and president of two publishing houses—Platypus Media, committed to creating and distributing materials on the healthy development of infants and children, and Science, Naturally, publishing books designed to increase science and math literacy by exploring and demystifying topics in entertaining and enlightening ways. Both houses have been honored with numerous awards and professional endorsements. She is very proud to add the AIP award to their acclaim. Dia is also a popular speaker, lecturing and leading hands-on workshops regularly for educators, families and children. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their three children. She can be reached at Dia [at] ScienceNaturally.com.