Penny Higgins – Writing Portfolio

Penny has experience writing for all levels of readers on multiple media platforms

Educational and Entertaining Blog Posts

The Holiday Dinosaur
An article about how modern birds are actually dinosaurs, with special focus on turkeys.

We’re gonna need a bigger paleontologist
An irreverent guide to dealing with daily challenges. CW: I swear

The Essential Geologist’s Day Pack
A discussion of what goes into my backpack when I’m doing field work

Technical and Scientific Writing

Isotope Ecology from Biominerals
A book chapter in a textbook called Methods in Paleoecology. PDF available on request.

Climate change at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary: New insights from mollusks and organic carbon in the Hanna Basin of Wyoming
PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

LIMS for Light Stable Isotopes – A Guide to Implementation
A guide to using a Microsoft Access app to manage stable isotopic data. Created by the United States Geological Survey. PDF available on request

Works of Fiction

Stink Bug
The first of 39 blog chapters about a stink bug that was blocking my escape

The story of Annie
A blog post story about Annie, one of the cats of Mew-Mew House.

National Novel Writing Month is a global effort to write 50,000 words in the month of November. I have participated every year since 2011