Interview with Becky Albertalli, author of “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda”

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Photo Courtesy of Decisive Moment Events

Becky Albertalli is the author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. Albertalli has been writing throughout her life but this is her first novel. She has earned her doctorate in clinical psychology and was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently living in Roswell, Georgia with her husband and two sons, and enjoys spending her time writing young adult fiction. Continue reading

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“Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda” or The Teenager vs. High School

yacover7For many of us, our high school experiences were defined by our identity. Some of us were considered jocks, cheerleaders, math nerds, indie kids, or drama geeks. Our labels were seen as one of the main ways in which our peers identified us. But what about our identities below the surface? In Becky Albertalli’s novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapien’s Agenda she explores the complex social dynamics of high school and the importance of being true to yourself. Continue reading

Interview with Leah Scheier, author of “Your Voice Is All I Hear”

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Photo Courtesy of Leah Scheier

Leah Scheier is the author of Secret Letters and the upcoming novel Your Voice Is All I Hear, available on September 1, 2015. Leah has been writing throughout her life but has also pursued a career in pediatrics. She is currently living in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and three daughters. Your Voice Is All I Hear is available for preorder on Amazon HERE.

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Alice Has Her Audience Feeling Curiouser and Curiouser!

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Photo Courtesy of SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film

Theatre itself is a place where the imagination comes to life quite literally, and what better way to showcase this idea than through the retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.

After hearing some buzz surrounding the SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film’s newest presentation of Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser I purchased a ticket almost immediately. Like many others, Alice in Wonderland holds a special place in my childhood memories. Continue reading

“I Was Here” Creates a Conversation

I Was HereWhen it comes to the typical family dinner, there seems to be a universal understanding of topics that are not to be discussed. Even though family is often the people we are closest to, we tend to stray away from emotionally strenuous topics with our loved ones. Recently I was trying to answer the typical small talk questions along the lines of, “How are your classes going?” and “Is anything new at work?” while sitting down for a meal with my folks. Continue reading