A former researcher and teacher, I have re-invented myself as a science writer. Five years ago, I started writing down some of the stories I used to tell to my chemistry students, stories about buckyballs, Bose-Einstein Condensates, mad cow disease, and Archaea. I enjoyed the process so much that I kept on doing it. Five years later, I have completed a Master's program in science writing through Johns Hopkins University, and I have nearly completed a biography about Esther Lederberg, an unheralded pioneer of bacterial genetics.