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the Series

A Hands-on Reading Experience

The four girls in the Renegade Girls Tinkering Club are just starting to explore their future as they move from elementary to middle school, and are on the cusp of becoming young adults. As life becomes more complicated, how can they grow their love of exploring and inventing into the next stage in their lives? Join these middle schoolers in ongoing adventures about learning your strengths, exploring your passions, and doing what needs to be done. 

In the books, the girls confront various roadblocks girls face on their path to becoming Women in STEM: finding their place, being dismissed as 'girly', being over-scheduled and feeling the need to satisfy other people's expectations, and perfectionism and impostor syndrome in realistic, relatable ways. There are no dark dystopian governments to overthrow, no aliens or dark gods to battle or portals to slide through, and none of the girls have superpowers. Those are all fun elements, but young girls need to know that kids JUST LIKE THEM can become scientists and engineers. You don't have to have superpowers to make a difference and follow your passions.

"Super amazingly awesome and easy to get lost in."

          -completely unbiased review by the 

12-year-old daughter of the author

the Books

The Renegade Spy Project

It's a Mystery...


Wren Sterling knows she’s super smart and a good friend, but no matter how hard she tries, she can’t shake her reputation as a troublemaker. Her brain just doesn’t work like the brains of the other kids at Ada Lovelace Charter School. They all seem to know what’s going on. She’s just trying to get through the day. It feels like the only people who believe in her are her three best friends in the Renegade Girls Tinkering Club.


When the Renegades start a business inventing and selling spy gadgets, it looks like she’s finally done something right. But then they’re accused of a school crime! Can they use their own spy gadgets and ingenuity to clear their names? If they can find the real culprit, Wren might just discover she has a bright future after all.


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The Series!

Renegade Style

Amber is smart, fashionable, and loves nature. But when she learns fashion’s dirty environmental secret, will she have to sacrifice everything she loves?


Amber is smart, resourceful, and great at science, yet she’s constantly underestimated because of her love of fashion. When she gets an opportunity to compete for a youth internship, Amber will use all her skills to win. But when she stumbles upon fashion’s dirtiest secret, she’ll have to rethink what it means to succeed.


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The Renegade Success Plan

Ivy is driven to succeed. But how far will

she go to achieve her dreams?


Ivy Rose Park is a born leader. Some people may call her bossy, but she knows what it means to be in charge. She may come across as overbearing sometimes, but her best friends in the Renegade Girls Tinkering Club know it's because she throws herself heart and soul into everything she does.


When Career Week comes to Ada Lovelace Charter School, Ivy gets an opportunity to impress the woman she admires most in all the world. It's supposed to be fun, but when Ivy dusts off the old spy gear in an effort to get a leg up on the competition, she enters a world of tough choices. How far is she willing to go to succeed?


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Coming Next!

Look for book four in the Renegade Girls Tinkering Club series, RENEGAGE SECRETS!

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the Renegades

The Characters!


Wren Sterling’s mechanical mind and poor impulse control frequently get her into trouble. Can she use her powers for good, or is she destined to be everyone's favorite screw-up forever?

Artwork by Terri David

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Amber Rosenberg loves both science and fashion, but will anyone ever take her seriously as a scientist while she's wearing a princess dress?

Artwork by Terri David


Kaminia Doyle may get constantly overlooked, but underneath her quiet surface lurks a gift for organizing, systems, language, and patterns. If she could lighten up and take a few risks, maybe even let herself fail now and then, who knows where those gifts might take her? 

Artwork by Terri David

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Ivy Rose

Ivy Rose Park wins everything she does. Some day she'll be an electrical engineer, but how can she fit in the extracurricular study with multiple sports, schoolwork, and the tinkering club? So much to do, so little time.

Artwork by Terri David

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