Welcome to the official website for health and science writer Carol Svec. 

I hope you were lured in by the photo of the cute dog at top. That's my puppy, Roxie. She was born in May 2016. She is a real charmer, but one of the weirdest dogs I've known. Roxie thinks she can talk, but humans only hear her growl--that leaves us trying to figure out whether her current growl means "pet me," "feed me," "take me out," or "make room on the couch." She hates the outdoors the way most cats hate water. She'll go out long enough to do her business, but none of that distasteful exploring for Roxie. She'll go for a walk only after being dragged down the driveway. Her arch enemy is a gecko that lives somewhere on or near our deck. Roxie once (once!) saw the lizard crawl across the brick wall and disappear behind a column. Ever since then, when she is on the deck, Roxie will stare at that column, waiting for the gecko to reappear. One day she sat with laser-like focus for three straight hours before I called her in for dinner. Very strange (but lovable) puppy.

My new book is finally out! Balance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most Delicate Sense is available anywhere books are sold. Learn more on the "Books" page of this website.

Thank you for visiting!