As a kid, Susan Kuchinskas spent hours catching toads, watching rabbits and starting ant wars -- and reading, reading, reading. She's never lost her love for creatures of all kinds. In fifth grade, she discovered the bookmobile's science fiction section and read nothing else until she got to college.
After the usual writer's mix of odd jobs – gogo dancer, housepainter, office temp – she happened into journalism. She was thrilled to find out that people would pay her to write and publish her work, as long as she wrote about what they wanted her to.
Today, she works as a science and technology journalist, freelancing for a variety of publications. She's the author of two previous books, Going Mobile: A Guide to Real-time Mobile Applications that Work (CMP Books 2003), and The Chemistry of Connection: How the Oxytocin Response Can Help You Find Trust, Intimacy and Love (New Harbinger 2009). There are also a couple of unpublished novels in her digital drawer.
To exercise the parts of her body and mind that don't get a workout from writing, Susan is an organic gardener, beekeeper and DIY re-modeler. She enjoys uncovering exotic cultures at home and abroad. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her mate, Mike, and their socially challenged dog and super-chill cat.
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