Interviews & News
What a weekend! I went to MARS! HUGE Thanks to Jeff Beckstead Mars Robotics Association for inviting me to sign copies of Superpower? The Wearable Tech Revolution at the
Mars New Year. This exceptional STEAM/STEM family festival took place in Mars, PA. My incredible weekend began with a presentation and book signing at the South Butler Community Library. I sincerely thank Michelle Lesniak for her warm welcome and for ensuring the event went off without a hitch and Jen Kraar, City of Asylum Bookstore at Alphabet City for providing the books and being a wonderful host at the Festival!
I’m deeply grateful to Bobby Marinov @exoskeletonreport for profiling my book in this preeminent resource, which is well respected for providing objective, accurate, and reliable information on the emerging technological field of exoskeletons, exosuits, and wearable robotics. Thank you, Bobby, for your kind words and incredible review!
Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution is a 2023 Winner of Best STEM Books List by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) & Children's Book Council (CBC).This list of books aims to provide recommendations to educators, librarians, parents, and guardians for the best children’s books with STEM content. Elaine's so grateful for this honor! Please check the NSTA or CBC websites to see all of the incredible books on this list.
Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution is one of five finalists named for the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction Text for Older Readers!!!!
FIRST Robotics Canada interviews Elaine on FIRST Canada Live! Check out the interview along with a preview of the FIRST 2023 STEMathon and to learn more about FIRST Canada's new C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities for Robotics Equity) initiative.
Elaine presents at the Ontario Library Association's 2023 Superconference! What a thrill it was to meet so many incredible librarians and see how excited they were about my book, Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution.
Greg Pattridge reviews Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution. Thanks so much Greg for a terrific review! Please check out Greg's blog Always in the Middle where he posts reviews about many fantastic middle grade books.
SUPERPOWER? is included in Top Grade's Winter selection under Early Reader Books!
My sincerest thanks to the Association of Canadian Publishers’ Children’s Committee for recognizing SUPERPOWER? alongside these incredible “CanLit books for the Classroom.” Please check out the video:
Elaine’s a guest on Lydia Lukidis’s Blog, Blissfully Bookish! She discusses her book journey for Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution.
My sincere thanks to Lydia for her keen interest in Superpower? and hosting a book giveaway-YAY!
Elaine joins Elton & Elizabeth Brewington and other authors on the Brightside Multichannel Magazine. Thanks, Elizabeth and Elton! It was my pleasure to meet such incredible talent.
Jed Doherty interviews Elaine on the #Reading With Your Kids Podcast. Thanks Jed for a terrific interview! I really enjoyed our conversation.
Natalie Aguirre interviews Elaine on Literary Rambles. My sincere thanks to Natalie for her keen interest in Superpower? and hosting a book giveaway.
Book Launch Party! In collaboration with MakerKids Leaside, Elaine launches Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution. This event was part of the Toronto Lit Up programme, which the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto International Festival of Authors support. My deepest gratitude to these organizations for their generous support!
Elaine’s a Guest Post in Teen Librarian Toolbox /SLJ. Huge thanks to Karen Jensen for the opportunity to talk about how Superpower? came to be!
The University of Toronto Family Care Office interviewed Elaine about Superpower? You can see the post here! Thank you, Natasja VanderBerg, for your tremendous support for the book launch; it meant a lot to me!
Ninth-grade student Elliott Kurta reviewed Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution. Elliot’s an incredibly gifted student, and I’m grateful for his review and exciting questions. My sincerest thanks to Carol Baldwin for mentoring Elliot, posting his review on her blog, and interviewing me about the book!
“FIRST inspires young people to realize their dreams of becoming science and technology heroes.”
Presenting at the FIRST LEGO League Challenge Kickoff Celebration was an honour! FIRST Robotics Canada #FIRSTENERGIZE #morethanrobots. Thanks to Dave Ellis and the FLL team for inviting me to announce my new book, Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution Orca Book Publishers and introduce engineer Manmeet Maggu Trexo Robotics who told his inspirational ironman story. Trexo designs wearable robots to help kids with disabilities walk. Manmeet welcomed the FLL team: “…your work at LEGO League is the start of creating an impact that you want to see in your world and community! I’m really proud of you for joining and best of luck in your future projects…”
TEACHMagazine features Superpower? The Wearable- Tech Revolution in their July/August 2022 Issue.
Robot legs for kids who can’t walk—incredible! Elaine saw first-hand how Trexo Robotics is changing kids’ lives.