Helen Pilcher is a tea-drinking, biscuit-nibbling science writer, presenter and comedian, who sometimes writes in the third person.
Her new book, "Bring Back the King: the New Science of De-extinction", is available now. That means you could literally walk into a bookshop and buy a copy ... or order one from Amazon .... or buy it from Audible and have her read it to you directly. It's a popular science book featuring dinosaurs, dodos and a blow by blow account of the most bizarre and memorable plane journey of Helen's life. It was also Radio 2's 'Fact not Fiction' Book of the Week.
In other news, Helen used to work as a reporter for Nature, managed the Royal Society's Science in Society Program, and has a PhD in Cell Biology from London's Institute of Psychiatry. Happily freelance, she now specializes in biology, medicine and quirky off-the-wall science, writing for outlets including New Scientist, The Guardian and BBC Focus. She also teaches people how to tell stories, talk and write about science, and deal with the media.
Unusually for a self-proclaimed geek, Helen also used to be a stand-up comedian before the arrival of children meant she was unable to stay awake past 9pm. She now gigs from time to time, and lives in rural Warwickshire with her family and besotted dog.