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Avery Hurt has been a freelance writer most of her life (starting in high school when she was a stringer for a local paper). She has written everything from advertising copy and book reviews to magazine articles and books. For the past twenty years or so she has specialized in writing about science and health for magazines. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, USA Today, The Washington Post, WebMD, The Los Angeles Times, Mental Floss, Eating Well, Greenwise, Grape, and others. She is the author of Bullet With Your Name On It: What You’ll Probably Die From And What You Can Do About It, published by Clerisy Press, and is a contributing editor to the Web magazine Self Publishing Review.

She also writes science for children, writing for National Geographic Kids, Muse magazine, The Helix (an Australian science magazine for teens) and maintaining the web site Reality Is Strange Enough (science for kids nine and up) at www.StrangeEnough.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/realityisstrangeenough. She tweets about (mostly) science. Find her on Twitter @averyhurt.