Katherine Derbyshire combines her training as an engineer with her vocation as a writer to explain scientific and technological issues for non-specialist audiences. A fulltime self-employed writer since 2001, she has covered topics from aikido to quantum computing, with many stops in between.
She has a second degree black belt in aikido, and is currently training for her third degree black belt at Aikido Eastside in Bellevue, Washington. She also competes in the sport of weightlifting, which she discovered through Lynnwood CrossFit in Lynnwood, Washington.
When not found in either of those places, she's probably out cycling with her husband or home answering the whims of her cats.