press kit


Press Kit: PDF

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Book Tour

We are working with independent bookstores to do book signing events. Some will have activities, some will have talks, and some will just be chatting and signing. Details on the Events page of

TechShop, Menlo Park, CA (Mar 20, 2010)

Ink Spell Books, Half Moon Bay, CA (Mar 23, 2010)

Christopher's Books @ Farley's, Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA (Mar 24, 2010)

Various venues, Austin, TX (Mar 26-29, 2010)

Dorkbot, San Francisco, CA (Apr 28, 2010)


Big Ideas Fest 2009, Experience First: A radical approach to curriculm development

TED 2009, Life Lessons Through Tinkering

TED 2007, Five Dangerous Things


MAKE Magazine, The Lost Art of Lashing! (Volume 20)

MAKE Magazine, Ready, Set Make! (Volume 14)

MAKE Magazine, Kid Safety Labels We Want to See (Volume 7)

media & mentions


France Inter/Radio France, CHRONICLE 50 DANGEROUS THINGS (Apr 18, 2010)

AM920 CKNX (Ontario, Canada), The Talk Show with Bryan Allen: Interview and Call-ins mp3 (Mar 8, 2010)

AM770-CHQR and Corus Radio Network (Canada), Roy Green Show Guest Host Mike Blanchard: Interview mp3 (Mar 7, 2010)

Erin Radio (Ontario, Canada), The Motts: Interview mp3 (Mar 5, 2010)

AM770-CHQR and Corus Radio Network (Alberta, Canada), The Rutherford Show, Guest Host Rob Breakenridge : Interview mp3 (Mar 4, 2010)

AM900 CHML (Ontario, Canada), Bill Kelly Show: Interview mp3 (Mar 4, 2010)

570 News (Alberta, Canada), The Gary Doyle Show: Interview and Call-ins mp3 (Mar 3, 2010)

W Radio (Bogota, Columbia), La Hora del Regreso: Interview mp3 (Feb 18, 2010)

BBC World Service, Newshour: Interview mp3 (Feb 7, 2010)

KFOG, Fog Files (Feb 7, 2010)

BBC Radio London (UK), Saturday Late Show with Jonathan Lampon: Interview mp3 (Feb 6, 2010)

Newstalk 106 (Dublin, Ireland), Moncrieff! with Sean Moncrieff: Interview mp3 (Feb 5, 2010)

106.1 Rock Radio (Manchester, UK), Drivetime: Interview mp3 (Feb 3, 2010)

BBC Radio Cumbria (UK), The Mike Parr Breakfast Show: Interview mp3 (Feb 2, 2010)

BBC Radio Kent (UK), Breakfast with John Warnett and Clare McDonnell: Interview mp3 (Feb 2, 2010)

Radio 2UE/2CC (Melbourne/Canberra, Australia), Afternoons with Tim Webster: Interview mp3 (Feb 1, 2010)

Radio 2GB (Melbourne, Australia), The Chris Smith Afternoon Show (Feb 1, 2010)

BBC Radio, 5 live (UK National), The Stephen Nolan Show: Interview mp3 (Jan 31, 2010)

KFOG (San Francisco, CA), Beat of the Bay with Peter Finch - interview is at 22:00 in Kids episode (Jan 30, 2010)

700-WLW (Cincinnati, OH), Scott Sloane Show (Jan 29, 2010)

Radio New Zealand (National), Afternoons with Jim Mora: Interview mp3 (Jan 25, 2010)

700-WLW (Cincinnati, OH), Eddie&Tracy Show: Interview mp3 (Jan 19, 2010)

Newstalk 1010 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), Ryan Doyle Show: Interview mp3 (Jan 15, 2010)

Premier Radio Networks (syndicated), The Dr. Dean Edell Show (Jan 14, 2010)

Radio New Zealand (National), Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan: Interview mp3 (August 6, 2009)

NPR, All Things Considered (Aug 4, 2008)

& more


Canal+ (France), La Matinale, Bêtises ça a du bon? (Can 'being bad' do good?) at 55:34 (Mar 11, 2010, 7H15-8H20)

CHCH News (Canada), Live @ 5:30 (Mar 3, 2010)

ABC News Now, GMA Reports: Fifty Dangerous Things (Feb 26, 2010)

KNTV (Silicon Valley NBC Affiliate), press:here, Episode 43, part 2 (Feb 14, 2010)

BBC News (UK), Breakfast, Interview and Post-interview Discussion (Feb 2, 2010)

K2-TV (Wyoming ABC Affiliate), Good Morning Wyoming (Jan 7, 2010)

Online Highlights, Madison Parenting Tweens Examiner (ongoing)


EL MERCURIO (Santiago de Chile), La fabrica de ninos creativos (Apr 10, 2010)

Half Moon Bay Review, Tinkering for life (Feb 24, 2010)

Half Moon Bay Review, Coastside author suggests adding danger to kids' lives (Feb 24, 2010)

The Times (London), 20 Dangerous things you should let your children do (Feb 6, 2010)

The Observer (UK), Kids learn to love living on the edge (Jan 31, 2010)

San Francisco Chronicle, The Mommy Files (Jan 13, 2010)

Wyoming Star-Tribune, Review and Interview (Jan 1, 2010)

Svenska Dagbladet, Metro (Sep 2, 2008)

New York Times, Sunday Business Section, Ping (Aug 16, 2008)

Contact Us

For more information:

or call us: 415-218-3237

We are in Montara, California (San Francisco Bay Area); here's a great tool to confirm what time it is here:

For rights inquiries, please contact our agent:
Jeff Kleinman, Folio Literary Agency, or 212.400.1494