Hello there!I am an independent science writer who works from an office shed in my backyard in Nashville, Tennessee. I’ve written about the mathematics of pizza slicing for New Scientist, tumor banking for CR (now Cancer Today), and extrasolar planets for Discover. I have covered stories from astronomy, physics, cancer research and mathematics; I’m also a regular contributor to Science News for Kids, an educational website, and a researcher for Cancer Today magazine. For a list of where my work has been published, click on Publications above. In 2010, I received an award from the Association of Health Care Journalists for an article I wrote for CR titled ”What happens to a donated tumor?“I studied applied math at the University of Missouri, and I’m a graduate of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing. My first book, a young adult biography of Sophie Germain, was published in 2008. Read an excerpt here.My fiction has appeared in One Story, Vestal Review, Arcadia, Bartleby Snopes, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. My wife, Kate, is a nurse-midwife and television star. My children have made up their own language.