I'm a freelance writer based on California's Central Coast. I write about science, travel, and curiosities in and around the Pacific Ocean for magazines, newspapers and websites.
I've covered everything from the economics of New Zealand's fisheries to the physics of stone skipping
to quirky ski-town cocktails.
I particularly like writing profiles. Some of my favorites: a group of Buddhist monks
living near Mt. Shasta; a ski-crazy scientist studying dust's effect on the snowpack; and a marathon swimmer
who fuels his long-distance river swims with Slovenian wine.
I'm so happy to be a part of several terrific groups of writers and editors. I blog with a wonderful crew at The Last Word On Nothing
. (One of my posts
won an award from the American Institute of Physics
.) I've got an essay in a new collection
by California writers. And since 2005, I've been a member of SciLance, a tight-knit writers' collective. We've now written a comprehensive guide to writing about science (and having fun while doing it):The Science Writers' Handbook
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