Elizabeth Bernays is a biologist turned writer. After growing up in Australia, she received a doctorate from the University of London, England and had a career as an entomologist working in eight different countries. Following her scientific career, she obtained her master's in fine arts in creative writing at the University of Arizona, where she is currently a regents' professor emerita.
Bernays has published over 200 scientific papers, books and several popular biology articles. She has published poems and essays in a variety of literary journals and self-published two nonfiction books. She has also self-published three children's books with Linda Hitchcock and currently has a new book in press, "Six Legs Walking: Notes from an Entomological Life."