Erika Engelhaupt has spent more than a decade writing and editing for top science publications, including National Geographic, Science News, Scientific American, the Philadelphia Inquirer and NPR. Her love of storytelling has also brought her out from behind the laptop to appear onstage and in podcasts such as the Story Collider. She began her career as a scientist, and spent years writing and editing reviews of nonfiction science books at Science News. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her new book GORY DETAILS: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science is now available from National Geographic.