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Avery Elizabeth Hurt

 Science journalist and author of young adult nonfiction


I'm Avery, and I wear a lot of hats. Let me explain. 


I’ve been writing professionally for over 20 years. My byline has appeared in Discover, National Geographic, Science News for Students, Double Helix, Parents, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Muse, WebMD, Medscape, and many other publications. I’m also the author of more than two dozen books for kids and young adults on subjects ranging from climate change, dinosaurs, and code-breaking to biographies of famous scientists and inventors.


Like I said, I wear a lot of hats. 


When I’m not writing for young readers, I’m writing about science for adult non-scientists, and about medicine and healthcare policy for physicians and other healthcare professionals. So, on a given day, I might spend the morning trying to wrestle neuroscience into a seventh-grade reading level and the afternoon trying to spell ‘sequelae.’ 


At least ‘hats’ is easy to spell. 

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