Unlike an inkfish, I have only two arms, which I use primarily for typing. During the day I work as the editor of Muse, a science magazine for kids age 10 and up. In my other hours, I write this blog—which is aimed at adults, allowing me to use bigger words and talk about insect genitals. (There's more about the motivation behind Inkfish in this interview.) I've also written for some other publications, listed below.
I recently moved to the Boston area with my husband after six years in Chicago. When I'm not typing things I like to sing, play ultimate frisbee, and visit the aquarium exhibit where they let you poke a starfish. You can reach me at elizabeth.g.preston [at] gmail [dot] com.
"One million percent cool and way past smart!" —a readerFlip through some sample stories from Muse here.
About some other publications
When Looks Are More than Skin Deep
How Animals See the World
Learning to Speak Shrub
No, Really, You're Not Hibernating
If You Could Eat Only One Thing...
Inner Ears Reveal Speed of Early Primates
Jet Lag Disrupts Pregnancies in Mice
Scientific American Guest Blog:
The Hazards of Being an Athletic Ape
National Geographic: (clips not online but I promise they exist)
What the Rosy Hare Told Me about Writing for Kids (for Communication Breakdown at SciLogs)
Prevotella (chapter for Invisible Life, a Your Wild Life project)
McSweeney's Internet Tendency:
Welcome to LinkedAnd, the Networking Site for Conjunctions!
My poems have been published in the Sugar House Review, Stone Canoe, the Scientific American Guest Blog, and Salamander.