Amy Rogers began her writing career in elementary school by (unsuccessfully) submitting anecdotes to Reader’s Digest in hopes of earning twenty-five bucks. By junior high, her real passion was science, especially microbiology. In the bedroom of her home in rural Minnesota, she kept Petri dishes of bacteria in an egg incubator and won first place ribbons in science fairs. That passion led her to study biochemistry as an undergraduate at Harvard, and ultimately to earn a medical degree and a doctorate in immunology from Washington University in St. Louis. A fascination with microbes animated her years of teaching biology at California State University. More recently, the amazing powers of microscopic critters inspired her to write page-turning novels and short stories that seamlessly blend reality and imagination.
Amy is dedicated to putting real science in her fiction. She also works for scientific literacy by writing a monthly column “Science in the Neighborhood” for Sacramento’s Inside Publications and has taught both ecology and computer programming to kids.
This author loves dim sum, Ted Drewes frozen custard, redwood forests, Minnesota lakes, Hawaiian beaches, and cats. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two exceptional children who believe she has an unreasonable tolerance for mysterious things growing in her refrigerator.