Grab your jammies and book this Five Star Author for a Pajama-Rama!
Conrad J. Storad is the award-winning author of more than 30 science and nature books written for children and young adults. He has lived in the Sonoran Desert since 1982 and many of his books reflect his long fascination with the plants and animals that live there.
Among his works are Meerkats (named "Arizona's Best Book of 2008" by the Arizona Book Publishing Association), Don't Call Me Pig! (A Javelina Story), Desert Night Shift (A Pack Rat Story), Lizards for Lunch (A Roadrunner's Tale), and Don't Ever Cross that Road! (An Armadillo Story).
Conrad is the director of the Office of Research Publications at Arizona State University where his responsibilities include editing the nationally award-winning ASU Research Magazine. He is also the founding editor of Chain Reaction, an award-wining magazine highlighting science and written for young readers.
He began his career as a reporter and then editor and general manager for The Barberton Herald, a newspaper in northeast Ohio. Later, he was a science/medical writer for the U.S. National Cancer Institute and a science/feature writer at Kent State University in Ohio.
Conrad earned a degree in mass media communication from the University of Akron and a master's degree in mass communication/science journalism from Arizona State University. He was inducted into the university's Walter Cronkite School's Journalism Hall of Fame in 2000, and is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Arizona Book Publisher's Association, and the University Research Magazine Association.
"Award-winning author Conrad J. Storad recently visited Coyote Trail for an all-day author visit. My class went to his presentation, 'Fangs and Stingers.'...
"Storad visits lots of schools, so maybe you'll get the chance to hear one of his presentations and talk to him like I did. He has a great sense of humor, knows a lot about writing and the desert, and makes learning fun."
September 18, 2010
Arizona Daily Star