The Gigantic Book of Genes
This publisher’s tagline is “explaining the complex simply”. I’m all up for that, but this commission was the hardest yet. Genetics for primary school children? Where do you even start? Luckily I had studied genetics at university so I understand the basics. I also have a neighbour who is an internationally renowned forensic geneticist, and she agreed to be my fact checker. I gave it my best shot and ran an early draft past my 8-year-old beta-reader, who gave me some valuable feedback on a few things that didn’t make sense to her,
I’m really happy with the final result. It looks great, and my 8-year-old friend has given it a thumbs up too.