About Me

Emily Krieger is an award-winning writer, editor, and fact-checker specializing in children’s content and science.

She has investigated Bigfoot and George Washington’s dentures for the National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! series; covered face mites and piano-playing plants for NG Kids Real or Fake?; pondered alien and ancient life for Science News for Students; amassed amazing tidbits about bugs, birds, and brains for NG Kids 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!); and let her mind unwind while writing NG Kids Funny Fill-In books.

She has also studied Ebola and SARS outbreaks for David Quammen’s award-winning book Spillover and fact-checked the capital of Kyrgyzstan and other countries for the National Geographic Bee.

Her other endeavors have included fact-checking feature articles and departments for National Geographic magazine and editing Science News.

Emily feels very lucky to live and work in Seattle, where in addition to writing, she enjoys jogging, yoga, gardening, bird-watching, mushroom foraging, exploring by bike, and all things weird.

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