A Tale of Two Emmas
Emma Hawthorne and Sarah planned to spend their precious summer vacation in sleepy, little East Bay, Minnesota swimming in Olivia’s pool, hanging out with their friends on the banks of the St. Croix River, and finding wildflowers and butterflies in the nearby woods. That all changed as soon as Emma 2.0 showed up. Emma 2.0 is the latest in artificial intelligence, a computer that combines the best of machine and human intelligence. Emma 2.0 is a digital super sleuth, and it needs to be. Because from the moment that Emma 2.0 shows up, mysteries abound, and Emma Hawthorne and Sarah soon find themselves locked in a crime solving competition with Emma 2.0. Will Emma 2.0 triumph the way that computers have already triumphed in chess and on at least one game show? Or will Emma and Sarah win one for humanity?
This is the fifth Science Mystery. The Science Mysteries are fun fiction with the serious goal of interesting more girls in STEAM programs and careers. A portion of the profits from every Science Mystery go to support AAUW, the American Association of University Women. AAUW is there for girls and women in STEAM and in life.
A Championship Mystery
It was missing a handle. The base was cracked. Part of the bowl had flaked off, but this was definitely it! It was what was left of the championship trophy for what may have been the first women’s professional basketball league. It was a trophy that had been lost for forty years until some mystery person just left it at the front door of a museum one day like a stork delivering a baby. Unlike all of Emma and Sarah’s other mysteries, they know how this one ends. Finding the beginning and the middle, however, will prove even more difficult. Will Emma and Sarah be able to tell the amazing story of where this trophy has been for the last forty years? Or will they have to head back to the fifth grade in defeat? Perfect for mystery lovers of all ages, “A Championship Mystery”, is the fourth Science Mystery. The Science Mysteries aim to interest even more girls in STEAM careers and increase general STEAM literacy. Ten percent of all the profits from the Science Mysteries go to AAUW, a non-profit supporting girls and women in STEAM and in life.
A Music Mystery
Emma and Sarah’s latest mystery starts with a literal bang when the Minnesota State Capitol Police blow up a suspicious package left on the Capitol Steps. That package may have contained the master recording of a rock album that was supposed to be destined for the Smithsonian. It’s hard to say. One thing is certain. The person who was supposed to receive the master recording of that rock album received a fresh lemon meringue pie instead. The search for the missing master recording takes Emma and Sarah face to face with everyone from a lying but likeable historian to former rockers but yields few clues. Will Emma and Sarah be able to rescue the historic rock album from the ashes in the few hours between the end of the school day and bedtime? Or will they have to head back to the fifth grade in defeat? Perfect for mystery lovers of all ages, this is the third Science Mystery. The Science Mysteries aim to interest even more girls in STEAM careers and increase general STEAM literacy. Ten percent of all profits from the Science Mysteries go to AAUW, a non-profit helping girls and women in STEAM and in life.
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As Much an Art as a Science
Someone broke into an art gallery, stole four paintings, and spray painted “Art is Blaspheme” on a gallery wall. That person eluded multiple security cameras, an alarm system, and even locked the doors behind them on the way out. Maybe you wouldn’t hire Emma and Sarah to investigate a mystery like this. After all, Emma and Sarah are eleven years old. What they lack in age, however, they more than make up for with their knowledge of science and art. And they’ll need every bit of that knowledge to get to the bottom of this puzzling heist. Will they find the thief? Will they recover the artwork? Will the naïve brilliance of children succeed where experts fail? Or will Emma and Sarah merely be as baffled as the rest of us? Perfect for mystery lovers of all ages, this is the second Science Mystery. The Science Mysteries aim to interest even more girls in STEAM careers and increase general STEAM literacy. Ten percent of all FS Books’ profits are donated to AAUW, a non-profit supporting girls and women in STEAM and in life.
Science Mystery #1, “It’s a Royal Mess” is available for purchase (Kindle format only) on Amazon at:It’s a Royal Mess
It’s a Royal Mess
Someone broke into Ron’s garage and all that they stole was an ugly spoon!
Who can you turn to when something that weird happens to you? Enter a pair of eleven year old girls, Emma Hawthorne and her partner Sarah. Using their knowledge of science and the scientific method the pair work to unravel the mystery of the stolen spoon.
As they do, they piece together clues to the story of a spoon that’s been the most prized family heirloom for hundreds of years. Ron’s relatives even successfully hid the spoon from the Nazis during their time in a concentration camp.
Rather than helping, though, every clue, every insight, and every bit of the spoon’s story only deepens the mystery. Can Emma and Sarah find the elusive thread between the story of the spoon and the solution to their mystery in a world where appearances are deceiving and nothing is as it seems? Did the thief who stole the spoon know exactly what they were doing? Was that ugly spoon the most valuable thing in the garage? Is the spoon gone for good? Or can science save the day?
Perfect for mystery lovers of all ages, this is the first Science Mystery. The Science Mysteries are the first series from Fair Science Books. FS Books is dedicated to increasing STEAM literacy and girl’s (and women’s) participation in STEAM through fun and engaging fiction. Ten percent of all profits from Fair Science Books go to AAUW, a non-profit supporting girls and women in STEAM and in life.