I’m a biologist turned writer with a not-so-secret crush on Charles Darwin. I write books about heroes, scientists, and adventurers. Like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frodo Baggins, I’m persistent to the point of insanity. And I work hard—very hard. In my books, I try to channel Terry Pratchett, who wrote at the end of Nation: “Thinking—This book contains some. Whether you try it at home is up to you.”
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