Sheela Preuitt

Sheela Preuitt enjoys writing nonfiction books on STEM topics for children. She is awed by the unfathomable magnitude of our universe and loves to share that admiration with the young readers through her books. She has a masters in Science Education, a masters in Computer Science, and ten published books.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Comic books by Amar Chitra Katha

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.”Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Children’s book authors/illustrators: Steve Jenkins, Laura Purdie Salas, Sy Montgomery

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I fell in love with picture books and I believe they are truly magical. I wanted to be part of that magic.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Keep on creating magic through your writing and artwork!