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Project S.A.M. is the thrilling short story prequel in the award-winning Putney Hicks Inventor Adventures middle grade series. If you want to learn how Sam became the advanced artificial intelligence of Putney’s Magic eyePad, then you’ll love Marsha Tufft’s quirky tale… available as a FREE PDF exclusively to Marsha’s VIP subscribers HERE! 

If you are under 13, please ask a grown-up to help you.

Marsha Tufft & Mooney Toons

Meet marsha & Mooney

Marsha is an engineer, the wife of another engineer, aunt to an amazing nephew and niece, and mother to a variety of furry kids–currently a golden retriever, Mooney.

Marsha also has a passion for learning. Her instructional excellence teachers have included her dogs, some world-class dog trainers, and two amazing professors from U. C.’s Teacher’s College–Ted Fowler and Glenn Markle. 

While working with Ted and Glenn to rejuvenate GE Aviation’s Advanced Course in Engineering, she rediscovered her joy of learning and went on to complete a Ph.D. in materials engineering at the University of Dayton.

Her passion is helping kids succeed in STEM-science, technology, engineering, math. She writes books because stories change attitudes, and develops STEM experiments you can do at home because there’s nothing like learning by doing!

Marsha’s STEM experiment work with Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and GE Volunteers has been recognized with the Girl Scouts Appreciation Pin, the 2018 GE Volunteers Award, and the 2021 GE Aviation Outstanding Retiree Award.

Empowering you

Books - available on amazon!

Interested in a series that promotes creative problem-solving with a splash of hi-tech "magic" for spice? Check out the books in my Putney Hicks Inventor Adventures series. Then, check out my STEM page for more details on Putney's experiments.


Looking for some experiments you can try at home? Check out the STEM menu for experiments you can do with items you already have on hand.

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Marsha wants to help you discover your inner creative problem-solver... whether you aspire to be an engineer or just want to have fun.

Customer Reviews


Marsha has a passion and great talent for teaching STEM to children! She has been a key volunteer for many years for our company’s STEM themed summer camp. Marsha’s innovative lesson plans and instructional methods engaged 1000+ girls over the years! She serves as a role model to others in how to engage kids in STEM.

— Sharon Crall, Leader, Girls STEM Initiative


Marsha has a passion for quilting and an innovative approach to quilt design. She has given several demos/talks at my store, and is always thoroughly prepared and full of fresh ideas. The customers enjoy listening to Marsha and love her attention to detail and precision.

— Beth Ridder, Owner of Island Quilter, Hilton Head Island, SC

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Okay… website maintenance isn’t my strong suit (hence the “Get In Touch” form on all my footers stopped working). 

I promise you the link below will take you to a form that does work!

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