The Chronicle Flask
My name is Dr Kat Day. I’m a science writer with a PhD in chemistry and over 15 years chemistry teaching experience. (I write fiction too; if that’s your thing, check out the Fiction Phial).
I started this blog back in 2013 because I felt that chemistry was sadly often overlooked by the media in favour of its sidekicks, physics and biology. Things have improved a tiny bit since then, but if you ask me stars and critters are still over-represented. Chemicals are brilliant. Let’s have more chemicals.
The Chronicle Flask was named in honour of all the students who have, in the past, misspelled ‘conical flask‘ in their chemistry coursework. There were many.
Other writing, awards and things
I’ve written scripts for Crash Course Organic Chemistry, contributed to a number of DK books including The Explanatorium of Science and the upcoming Super Science, and wrote a chapter for the book The Secret Science of Superheroes (there might be another of these on the way featuring Supervillains, but better not monologue all my plans, eh?) I’ve also written numerous articles for magazines. I work freelance. Do you need someone to write chatty, humorous, understandable yet ruthlessly correct chemistry? Drop me a line.
In 2015 The Chronicle Flask won the 2015 ABSW Science Blog award supported by Good Thinking. More information here. I am, of course, a member of the ABSW – you can find my entry in the public directory here (search for Day!)
“Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care.” — Terry Pratchett
A comment about comments
All comments on this site are moderated and have to be approved, by me, before they appear. Full details of Things That Ain’t Going To Make It Onto My Blog can be found on the Contact page.
I’m not paid by ‘Big Pharma‘ to write what I write. I work freelance, so I write all sorts of things for all sorts of people, but absolutely no one pays me to write this blog.
In the interest of full disclosure, I did once work for a pharmaceutical company. I worked for Eli Lilly as a quality control chemist from 1991-1993. My annual starting salary was, from memory, about £5000.