About WhipSmart Books

Science through stories

WhipSmart Books was founded in 2020 by national award-winning children’s book author, scientist, and artist Ruthy Ballard (AKA Dr. Ruth Ballard). Our press is dedicated to building scientific literacy in kids through masterful storytelling. By sparking and nurturing their natural curiosity, we empower them to adapt, thrive, and lead in a rapidly changing world. We publish award-winning, entertaining, and science-rich fantasy books for young readers, ages 9-12.

Meet the Team

Ruth Ballard

Owner and Creative Sprite
Dr. Ruthy Ballard
WhipSmart Books
www.RuthyBallard.com

Gail Kearns

Marketing and Promotion
Gail Kearns
To Press and Beyond
www.topressandbeyond.com

Kathy Moran

Website Design / Development
Kathy Moran
Web Development Artistry
www.webdevelopmentartistry.com

Cindy Conger

Social Media
Cindy Conger
JustWrite Communications
cindyconger@gmail.com

Carmen Farmer

Proofreader
Carmen Farmer
carmenfarmer@comcast.net

Jenny Bowman

Editor
Jenny Bowman
www.jennybowman.com

Alan Hebel

Cover Design / Interior Layout
Alan Dino Hebel
The Book Designers
www.bookdesigners.com

Ian Koviak

Cover Design / Interior Layout
Ian Koviak
The Book Designers
www.bookdesigners.com

Janica Smith

Publishing Navigator
Janica Smith
www.janicasmith.com

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Mascot
Mush Hills
www.whipsmartbooks.com