I live in New York City with my husband, our three children, and a cat. I love to
read, play guitar, and travel.
I went to school for a long time. I have a B.A. in biology from Carleton College and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT. I also did postdoctoral work in neurobiology at UCSF. I have always loved to learn new things.
I have also always loved to write. Once upon a time, I was the editor of a monthly structural biology magazine in the Nature Publishing Group. So, I have a lot of experience in writing about science for scientists. I have also written general articles for parenting magazines.
Currently, I am crafting stories for young readers, and for old(er) readers who love young readers. I often try to weave in science themes (as well as the occasional joke). I write picture books (in prose and rhyme), chapter books, and middle grade novels.