I am Matt Cubberly, evolutionary ecologist and author of "Evolutionary Tales", a wild kid's book that teaches the basics of evolution! Come support exciting education and AMA!
Hey everyone, Matt Cubberly here!
I'm an evolutionary ecologist and children's book author, as well as a HUGE supporter of education - but more importantly, a believer in exciting and fun education so kids actually want to learn new topics. And so I combine what I know into wildly-fun and educational kid's books!
You may remember me (or not!) from my post on /r/Pics earlier this year.
Besides being told that I looked like some super cool European soccer player (can't remember his name, but that's always nice to hear) and my tiny website being destroyed by the ol' Reddit hug of death, that thread also turned into a great AMA organically and I had a blast talking with everyone and answering all sorts of questions. I've gotten a few requests to host an actual AMA throughout the past year, and my second book is now live, so what better time than now!
My second title, Evolutionary Tales, is a children's book that teaches kids the idea of evolution through 10 poems focusing on the wildest-evolved creatures of our world! Some of the creatures you'll come across in the book will be the toothy Anglerfish, the acid-spraying Bombardier Beetle, and the wide-eyed Tarsier! The book is made as a sort of introduction to the idea of evolution, that'll get kids hooked on the subject very early on.
So definitely ask me anything you'd like about the book-creation process, writing, education, campaign management, or anything else! Thanks so much for having me and I can't wait to talk to you all!
And of course, if you'd like to support the project, support wild and fun education, and snag yourself a copy of the book, you can do so here:
A huge portion of the backers already on board are Redditors, so a huge thanks to them again!
EDIT: As a side note, I'm also one of the founders of the table-top game company, GrubTon Games. So if any of you supported our game, A Chaotic Life a few months ago, hello again!
EDIT #2: Alright everyone, it's been 11 hours and I've had a blast talking with you all! Gotta call it quits now! Thanks so much for the great questions and of course for the support for Evolutionary Tales! Until next time! Cya!