John DeLaughter is a planetologist living in Houston, TX. He has made explosions at the Omniplex Science Museum, frozen stuff at the Miami Science Museum, explored Venus as a NASA intern, played with earthquakes as part of EarthScope, and listened to whales as a Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute intern. His work has taken him to six continents where he has always met the nicest people. He earned a BS in Physics and an MS in Geophysics from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from the University of New Orleans, and a PhD in Geophysics from Northwestern University.
He is the author of two science adventure books for middle school students (The Secret Science Society, The Secret Science Society Goes Mobile) and four citizen science books (Factismals for Space Cadets, Factismals for Health Nuts, Factismals for Bird Brains, and Factismals for Rock Hounds). All of his books are available on Smashwords, Amazon, and iTunes.