News Flash! My Vermont College of Fine Arts classmate Debbie Dunn and I sold our new book WANTED: WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS. WANTED will be published by Disney-Hyperion in 2019.
Common wisdom suggests computers are an exclusively male domain– ironic when one considers that women invented computer programming.
WANTED: WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS tells the story of a team of nearly forgotten innovators, Jean Jennings, Kay McNulty and Betty Snyder, young women who hacked the first electronic computers (before hacking was a thing) to win the war and change the world. Betty, Kay and Jean knew computers must be small, nimble and communicate with each other, just like they did. WANTED doesn’t just give these pioneers their due. It demonstrates how the team’s “feminine” attributes– cooperation, communication and teamwork– formed the essence of how modern computers function.
This book is a labor of love and a dream come true. We can’t wait to share Jean, Betty and Kay’s story with you!