About Me

I am a science writer focusing on books, articles, and other educational material for children. I have written about topics from nanotechnology to snottites, but I most often write about life sciences, particularly natural history and ecology. I especially like to write about animals and other life forms that are generally overlooked or avoided. I am quite fond of snakes and spiders, for example, and I think microbes are pretty amazing. Other topics I enjoy are Earth and space sciences.

I have lived in Washington (the state) all my life, but my travels have taken me around the world. Right now, I live in Vancouver, Washington. I share my home with my family and many animals—currently one dog, three cats, two snakes, one lizard, and some fish. There are also lots of spiders, but though they are welcome residents, they prefer not to be called pets.