Connie Goldsmith writes books about health, science, history, and the military for older children. She has 25 books to her credit, with another due out in 2020. Most are published by Lerner Publishing’s nonfiction imprints.
As an RN with a master’s degree in health, many of her books are about current topics in health, such as the possibility of a pandemic, the Ebola epidemic, traumatic brain injury, malaria, and antibiotic resistant infections. She has also written about women in the military, military working dogs, and the US nuclear testing program in the Marshall Islands among others. She has had over 200 articles published in various genres.
She is a big fan of today’s young adult and middle-grade novels and reads one or two of them each week. Over the past 17 years, she has reviewed more than 900 children’s books for a regional parenting publication, nearly four dozen for New York Journal of Books, and others for health care professionals.
She’s had articles published in the children’s magazines Cricket and Highlights, and has written for the SCBWI Bulletin, Children's Writer, and Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market.
Ms. Goldsmith is member of the Authors Guild and an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Currently she is working on several nonfiction projects.
She lives near Sacramento, California, where she hikes along the American River, sweats out the miles on her treadmill, and visits with family and friends between bouts of frenzied research and writing.