Catherine Shaffer is a writer of science fiction and fantasy, and a freelance journalist based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Catherine reports full time for the biotechnology industry’s leading news outlet, BioWorld Today, and freelances for a number of other magazines. Her nonfiction work has appeared in Nature Biotechnology, Nature MedicineGenetic Engineering NewsDrug Discovery and Development, Genomics and ProteomicsPharmaceutical Formulation and QualityFood QualityWired News, and many others. Her fiction work has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Science FactOceans of the Mind, Nature, and the anthologies Turn the Other Chick and Heroes in Training. Her outside interests include yoga, playing the violin, traveling in her vintage Airstream trailer, parenting, and pets. She lives with her husband, her twelve-year old son, two English mastiffs, and two cats.