As a teacher and practicing scientist, technical writing has always been central to my work. But writing for broader audiences has become increasingly important in both my teaching and scholarship. I am currently at work on a book for the general public, and I often require students to write pieces intended for non-specialists. Despite this growing importance of science writing in my professional life, I have no formal training in writing for broad audiences. I request here funding for two activities that will nurture my growing passion for science writing: attendance at the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop and time this summer to pursue my book project.