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Stephanie Warren Drimmer writes books and magazine features for kids (and sometimes for big kids, too). A few of her favorites have been about a planet where it rains rocks, the chemistry of the perfect cookie, and scientists who use light to control mouse brains.

Stephanie has published two books with National Geographic Kids: Mastermind, an activity book about brain science, and The Book of Heroines, about history's most incredible women. She has several more books coming soon!

Stephanie is a regular contributor to the Scholastic magazines SuperScience and Science World. Her column for National Geographic Kids magazine, Destination Space, follows a future astronaut as she visits the most bizarre—and 100 percent real—places in the universe. 

Her work has also appeared in Muse, Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines, and in videos for TED-ed

Stephanie has her B.A. in biological anthropology from the University of California, San Diego. She has her M.A. in science journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP). 

She lives in Los Angeles, California with her animals: one cat, one dog, six chickens, and one husband. Email her at or tweet her @stephdrimmer.