For Marita, science is a lens with which to view the world!
Marita Smith is the eldest of five and loves overalls, naps, and medjool dates. Torn between her two loves of ancient history and science, she completed a PhB (Hons) in Science at the Australian National University, merging her love of both in the form of paleobiogeochemistry.
After a stint as a researcher in the Netherlands, she disappeared for a few years to work on small farms in Europe and start her own gourmet mushroom farm on the NSW South Coast. When she’s not in the laboratory or hunting down wild mushrooms to cultivate, she edits academic manuscripts and PhD theses and writes young adult science fiction in her tent amongst the trees.
Marita is passionate about the environment, science, and LGBTQIA+ representation. As a total gay-mo, she’s pretty stoked to be writing diverse young adult fiction. Book 1 of her debut series ‘Kindred Ties’, Convergence, is available now. Book 2, Emergence, is out May 2018.