Shortly after the president signed his (first) disastrous travel ban, I sent copies of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank to three people I felt could benefit from reading it, or at least remembering the author:
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
- Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
- Senator Marco Rubio
Continue reading “Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Mitch McConnell returned the copies of Anne Frank I gave them”
Shirley Jackson is a master of suspense and expertly pinpoints what society likes least about itself.
Continue reading “Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle”
As you my have heard, I was recently published in Coup d’Etat. Continue reading “When you write a piece you love”
There is a lot of dystopian lit out there, so it’s often difficult to find a story that is unique and exciting to read. Continue reading “Recommendation: The Age of Miracles”
I am so happy to announce “War” is now published in Coup d’Etat. Continue reading “Published in Coup d’Etat”
I had a great day yesterday. Really.
I spent all day with writers of all ages at a conference. My main job was to make sure the teen writers were getting as much out of the conference as they wanted. They were all thrilled to be there and learn from established industry professionals (and so was I)! These young writers reminded me that the future of literature is in enthusiastic and talented hands.
All in all, a pretty great and inspiring day.
So this is my question: As I fall asleep tonight, why am I so distracted? Why am I not just happy with how the day went? Continue reading “Let’s talk about street harassment”
I recently registered for my first convention since 2012 (shout out to NFTY which kept me going to conferences five times a year for four years). Continue reading “The stories we tell other people about themselves”
My literature professor this semester deserves a standing ovation for the collection of books she has had/is having us read. Continue reading “Recommendation: Arrogant Beggar”
Your teacher will rip tape off her arm
saying after your first time granting access Continue reading “Middle School Sex Ed”