ANN (ADJIE) SHIRLEY-HENDERSON is a scientist. She was born and raised in South Carolina and has over two hundred publications in diverse scientific areas, ranging from molecular genetics, forensics, and anthropology to setting standards for environmental controls. Recently, her research has concentrated on a study of the lives and times of émigré female scientists in the 1930s and a book is in progress. She has made numerous public appearances related to science education—CBS, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio—and been interviewed in the New Yorker, Science News, Scientific American, and Popular Science, among others. Her short stories have nothing to do with the credentials above.