Carma Spence has been a writer for almost her entire life. She first started telling—and attempting to write down stories—at the age of three. Her talent with words was noted by her fourth-grade teacher, who pulled her aside one day and told her she should become a writer.
Momentarily side-tracked by her love of science (she has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology), Ms. Spence eventually fell into a career as a science communicator. She has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing communications, as well as writing and editing, in the fields of health care, food and wine, computers, business, television, biology, and agriculture. She can research, digest, and write highly technical material while making this same material comprehensible to people unfamiliar with the topic. She has built her career on helping people understand something that is new to them, taking information—from dry facts to common knowledge to scientific research—and making it sparkle with life.
Ms. Spence is also the founder of The Genre Traveler, the travel resource for science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans. Her weekly podcast features interviews with authors, filmmakers, and others involved in the science-fiction community.