My first book, which tells the true story of ancient sea monsters that evolved into modern-day squid, will be published in October 2017 by the University Press of New England. I'll be sharing the title and cover just as soon as I can.
For my PhD, I studied baby squid at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University. Before that, I got a BA in Biology from the College of Creative Studies of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Now I live in San Jose, California, with my husband, kids, cats, and plants.
The name "cephalopodiatrist" was coined by some friends of mine in high school to describe my lifelong obsession with octopus, squid, and all their relatives. Years later, artist Justina Kochansky rendered the term delightfully in sculpture.
You can find me on Twitter and Facebook, and you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm represented by the magnificent Lydia Moëd of The Rights Factory.
My name can be tricky to pronounce. It rhymes with Banana Cough.