I’m a writer based in Seattle who has had the good fortune to write about some of the most interesting and important topics of our time, including genetics, race, human origins, evolution, climate change, education, talent, competition, and punk rock music. Here’s a short bio. For a longer summary of my 30-year career as a freelance writer, here’s a resume. My most recent book, published in March 2016, is Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens, which was named a Best Book of the Month by Amazon, received a starred review in Kirkus, and was an Indie Next selection.



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