Updated 24 March 2011
Books & Blogging: Gutenberg Meets Google (and WordPress and Twitter…)
Thursday, 24 March 2011
6 pm Schmoozing
6:45 – 8:15 pm Panel discussion
Harvard University, Cambridge
Room 307 Pierce Hall, 22 Oxford St.
• Yvonne Carts-Powell
Author of The Science of Heroes: The Real-life possibilities behind the Hit TV Show (Berkeley Press 2008)
Blog and book website: http://scienceofheroes.wordpress.com
Her blog started as a way to market her new book, but con tinues as venue for cool science, nature, technology, and science fiction on screen and in print.
• Elizabeth Dougherty
Author of The Blind Pig: A novel (School Street Books 2010)
Book blog: http://writtenbyelizabethdougherty.com/
Publishing blog: http://addverses.com/
At “Contribute A Verse: On writing and publishing in the digital age,” Elizabeth Dougherty reflects on the joys and woes of writing (and revising) fiction, self-publishing (ebook and print-on-demand) and book publicity. Her book blog covers events and related current science
• Maryn McKenna
Author of SUPERBUG: The Fatal Menace of MRSA (Free Press/Simon & Schuster 2010)
Superbug Blog: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/superbug
Book website: http://marynmckenna.com/SUPERBUG.html
McKenna began Superbug the blog in Feb. 2007, immediately after signing the contract for SUPERBUG the book. Her intentions: To declare her turf on the subject, build an audience and crowdsource her reporting. After the book launch, the blog expanded to all antibiotic resistance, hospital infections and medical errors, and especially food and agriculture policy. In September 2010, Superbug joined the Wired Science Blogs’s new “science all stars” network.
• Douglas Starr
Author of The Killer of Little Shepherds: A true crime story and the birth of forensic science (Knopf 2010)
Book website: http://douglasstarr.com/
Starr has used a handful of “Science, Crime and the Human Condition” blog posts to showcase issues in his new book, but finds that he still gravitates to Old Media when it’s time to sink his teeth into a topic.
• Organizer: Carol Cruzan Morton
Freelance journalist and science writer