Mary Ann Domanska is a 2nd grade teacher at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, where she has taught for over thirteen years. She earned an M.F.A. in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College and attended The Creative Writing Institute at Arcadia University where she completed the manuscript for Emic Rizzle, Tinkerer. She published an article in the SCBWI Bulletin entitled, Writing a Middle Grade Novel? Talk to an Expert. Talk to a 'Tween!
Emic Rizzle is a tenacious girl interested in taking objects apart and making them better. Unfortunately her life is unraveling at a faster pace than she can repair: when her beloved grandfather passes away, a mysterious camera suggests he was a WWII spy. Strange men in black begin following Emic. Can she figure a way out of this mess?