A New Book by Dr. Oneeka Williams
Meteorite Crash in Russia Is YouTube’s 2013 Most Watched News Video and Is Featured Topic in New Children’s Book
“Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Meteorite Mission”
Author Is Top Harvard Educated Surgeon Dedicated to Inspiring Children Towards A Greater Interest in Science
(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–December 23, 2013–Boston, MA)– Boston-based surgeon and author Dr. Oneeka Williams has announced the publication of her new children’s book Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Meteorite Mission, the second book in her Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo Book Series.
A GIRL SUPER HERO–Featuring a girl super surgeon with special powers, Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Meteorite Mission ties into one of the most newsworthy events of the year, which took place on February 15, 2013, when a bright ball of fire lit up the skies over the Southern Urals region of Russia. What became known as the Chelyabinsk meteor had entered the Earth’s atmosphere at almost 60 times the speed of sound and the airburst from the meteor explosion and the following shockwave injured over 1,500 people and damaged 7,200 buildings in the area.
SECOND BOOK IN THE DR. DEE DEE DYNAMO BOOK SERIES: Dr. Williams is a Harvard Medical School graduate who ranks among the top urologic surgeons in the United States. Her first children's book Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo's Mission to Pluto was published earlier this year. Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Meteorite MIssion and the first book in the series are available in hardcover and for the Kindle at Amazon.com.
VIDEO BOOK TRAILERS: View short video trailers of the books at:
MORE INFO–For more information, send an e-mail to Joan Holman at email@example.com or call 952-595-8888. Book information is available at www.drdeedeedynamo.com and more information about Dr. Williams is available at www.droneeka.com.
ABOUT THE BOOKS
Targeted age is 6 to 11. Common core aligned. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning fine artist Valerie Bouthyette. Book glossary includes science learning words. Hardcover retail price $14.95. Kindle price $6.95.
YOU TUBE VIDEO OF THE METEORITE EXPLOSION HAS OVER 38 MILLIONS VIEWS
A video of the Chelyabinsk meteor event posted on You Tube is the site’s most watched news video of the year with over 38 million views – Meteorite crash in Russia: Video of meteor explosion that stirred panic – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Omh7_I8vI
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A native of Guyana, South America, and Barbados in the Caribbean, Dr. Williams’ science teacher mother and journalist father instilled in her a love for the sciences and writing from an early age. Her professional journey includes an undergraduate degree in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, graduate degrees in public health and medicine at Harvard Medical School, and surgical training at leading academic medical centers including Massachusetts General Hospital and The Lahey Clinic. She is rated by her peers as one of America’s leading urologic surgeons.
Through her volunteer work in the community and as a teacher and mentor, Dr. Williams is committed to inspiring all all children, and especially girls, towards a greater interest in science, a positive attitude, and the pursuit of excellence in all their endeavors. To further her advocacy of literacy and science education, she is authoring a series of children’s books.