Margie Patlak is an award-winning science writer, naturalist, and memoirist. Her nature memoir More Than Meets the Eye: Exploring Nature and Loss on the Coast of Maine, published in the spring of 2021 by Down East Books/Rowman and Littlefield, was given an Outstanding Book award by the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Her personal essays have appeared in a number of literary journals and newspapers, including, Hippocampus, Persimmon Tree, The Hopper, Cold Mountain Review, Broad Street and JuxtaProse, for which her “Rock of Ages” won First Honorable Mention in JuxtaProse’s 2018 Creative Nonfiction Contest. Her flash essay "The River" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has also written over two hundred articles about the environment, neuroscience, cancer, biomedical research, and technology for popular publications such as Discover magazine, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and many others. In addition, she has written numerous articles, brochures, webpages, and workshop summaries for the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. She has degrees in Botany and Environmental Studies and divides her time between Philadelphia and Corea, Maine.