began in 1969 after graduation from New York University with a degree in geology. Maggio polished her journalism skills as a medical writer with a Manhattan public relations firm before joining the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) where she served as science editor for nine years. She then left newspaper work for the University of Arizona to write about campus science news and founded what was to become a nationally recognized research magazine. In her spare time she earned a degree in Italian which led to a three-year consulting contract in Turin as the bilingual science editor for a major Italian aerospace company. Maggio's work has earned numerous state and national honors including the American Association for the Advancement of Science-Westinghouse science writing prize.
Anne Simon Moffat is a Chicago-based writer specializing in the life sciences, with occasional forays into physics, chemistry and horticulture. She is the midwest correspondent for Science magazine, a regular contributor to The Sunday Times of London and Genetic Engineering News and for many years wrote for Mosaic, the magazine of the National Science Foundation. She started her writing career while doing public relations work for the Rockefeller University, Cornell University, and the University of California, San Francisco, and became a full time freelancer nine years ago. Moffat is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She is married to a scientist, has a 12-year-old son, and, in her free time, practices applied biology in the back garden.