I started drawing and writing about dinosaurs as soon as I could hold a coloured pen or crayon. Here's Tyrannosaurus rex and a 2D Diplodocus outside my house in the early 90s. As my suggested edits show, my prose, spelling, and grasp of size needed some improvement.
Today I continue to write about dinosaurs. And beavers, birds, coral, sharks, wildcats, lizards, and, well, pretty much anything from bacteria to bonobos. I focus on longform features in conservation, evolutionary biology, and health. My words have appeared in Aeon, Nautilus, Hakai Magazine, PBS's NOVA Next, New Scientist, and the BBC.
What happened in-between? After completing my master's in zoology from the University of Sheffield I embarked on a PhD in evolutionary development (evo-devo), but decided to throw myself overboard before the four years consumed me. Science is a rewarding, difficult, and beautiful occupation, but it wasn't for me. I was interested in the stories behind the science, the people, and how their personalities and lives reveal the hidden secrets around us.