Nerdy Chicks Rule is a blog celebrating the accomplishments of females who aren’t afraid to use brain power. We feature interviews with cool nerdy chicks, and quotes from cool nerdy chicks. (Cool nerdy is not an oxymoron. Nerdy IS cool here at Nerdy Chicks Rule.) Every now and then in between you’ll get a few words from we bloggers.
This blog was started by children’s author Kami Kinard in January 2012, who soon became overwhelmed with trying to maintain a great blog and write a second novel. Her close friend and fellow author Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen to joined the blog in August 2012. Hooray! And now, in 2013, we are adding contributing author, Mary Zisk. 🙂 With the addition of new talent will come new features. So check back in soon.
More about Kami Kinard and Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen: Kami and Sudipta have been friends since they met in an airport in Pittsburgh PA. They were both on the way to Highlight’s Chautauqua Writers Workshop. The plane was delayed for two hours. The teenage-looking pilot ate a tuna fish sandwich out of a brown paper sack while they waited. So they were nervous before boarding the very small plane for a bumpy ride over to Chautauqua NY. Well, you know what they say, fear bonds people. So does laughter, and there was plenty of that on the plane too… though it might have to be categorized as nervous laughter. Since then, they’ve enjoyed many hilarious phone conversations, visited each others homes, and attended several other conferences together. The last two times they were at the same conference, they were both presenters.
For more information about Sudipta and Kami, visit their websites:
Contributing Author Mary Zisk
September 2013 brings a new author to the Nerdy Chicks team. We are excited to introduce contributing author Mary Zisk. Mary is a Jersey Girl who art directs a magazine (working with her favorite people—illustrators), and writes and illustrates middle grade novels and picture books. She is the author/illustrator of the picture book, The Best Single Mom in the World: How I Was Adopted (Albert Whitman & Company). Mary and her daughter live with three adopted dogs, two rescued cats, and two birds.
For more information about Mary, visit her website: