Chet Raymo is professor emeritus at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. He is the author of many books on science and nature, including Skeptics and True Believers, Honey From Stone: A Naturalists Search for God, and Walking Zero: Discovering Cosmic Space and Time Along the Prime Meridian. His work has been widely anthologized, including in the Norton Book of Nature Writing and annual editions of Best American Science and Nature Writing.

Raymo is a winner of a 1998 Lannan Literary Award for his nonfiction work on the subject of a biographical essay in Scribner’s two-volume American Nature Writers. He has also authored several novels, including The Dork of Cork, which was made into a major film (Frankie Starlight). For twenty years his Science Musings column appeared in the Boston Globe; it now appears on his blog.