Cristy Burne is a past editor of CSIRO’s Scientriffic magazine for kids, a regular contributor to The Helix mag for kids/teens, and has worked as a travelling performer in the Shell Questacon Science Circus. She has been a science writer at CERN in Switzerland, Fermilab in the US, Scitech in Perth and spent a year in Japan at a biotech patent law firm. She has a Bachelor of Science in biotechnology, a Grad Dip in Science Communication, and a Masters in Professional Communication. She’s had three middle grade adventure novels published in the UK. Cristy lives in Perth.