Cristy Burne is a past editor of CSIRO’s Scientriffic magazine for kids, is a regular contributor to The Helix mag for kids/teens and has worked as a travelling performer in the Shell Questacon Science Circus. Cristy has worked as a science writer at CERN in Switzerland, Fermilab in the US, Scitech in Perth and even a year in Japan at a biotech patent law firm. She has a Bachelor of Science in biotechnology, plus a Grad Dip in Science Communication, and a Masters in Professional Communication. She’s had three Middle Grade adventure novels published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books in the UK. But it’s science that she really wants to come back to writing for young audiences … which is why she’s masterminded the idea for Inventors, coders, crackpots and trailblazers.
A Human History of Computing: Inventors, Coders, Crackpots and Trailblazers [Xoum, 2017]