I met 15-year-old Connor at a signing in Raleigh-Durham. He asked great questions and was a fun audience member, but even so, he blew me away when he revealed after the talk that he's been making and selling science kits for kids since he was nine, and has built a modest and successful business out of this, and uses his proceeds and his profile to give talks about entrepreneurship at struggling schools without much science curriculum.
They're cool kits, and Connor's a fantastic kid.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.