I am a freelance space writer with a life-long passion for space exploration and astronomy. My interest began in childhood, when I saw Carl Sagan’s Cosmos for the first time on TV. I was hooked and would collect any space-related newsclippings I could find. In elementary school, with a natural love of art and writing, I would sometimes give astronomy presentations in class and did a space “book” and calendar as class projects.
After focusing on art and design through high school and college, and then following related pursuits, I decided to “return to my roots” and started my blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which is a chronicle of planetary exploration. While interested in all aspects of space exploration, my primary passion is planetary science. In 2011, I started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now also currently write for The Spaceflight Group, AmericaSpace, Universe Today and Examiner.com. I have also been published in The Mars Quarterly and have done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.
I live in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, which is close to downtown Vancouver, nestled between the scenic mountains and ocean of the Pacific west coast.
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