The author is a research scientist with degrees in Entomology, Zoology, Botany, and Parasitology from University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and a post-graduate diploma in Adult Education.
Her love affair with insects however is personal. She is a hobby photographer and a home-schooler, and lives with her husband and three children in Durban, South Africa.
“This book is the product of my various passions: insects, nature, photography, writing, teaching/training and people, especially children (not necessarily in that order). I consider myself an ‘enthusiast’ rather than an ‘expert’, always eager to learn more.
This book has been a hobby project. I wrote it to bring joy to me and hopefully to others. It has been a labour of love as well as an act of worship. I love everything that ‘lives and moves and has its being’, and I adore the creator of it all. With this book I want to share that passion.”