"Everything's a story.
You are a story—I am a story."
Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
Editor-in-chief of The Kiosk. Editorial intern at Senior Advantage Lifestyle Magazine; marketing intern at Morningside College. Available for essay consultations at the Morningside College Writing Center.
I was born in Cape Coral, Florida,1998. When I was four, my mother began teaching me to read using my beloved, battered set of Shel Silverstein anthologies, but the lessons weren't clicking—that is, until one relentlessly sunny afternoon when I was buckled into a car seat in my grandmother's Buick. Forehead pressed to the glass, I watched my hometown blur by. But that day, something was different.
As if for the first time, I saw the words. Street signs and bus stops and license plates and skywriters... words were everywhere, and suddenly, I could understand them. A new world had unfurled! I couldn't stop reading.
Frankly, little has changed.
Primarily, I am an editor. When not singing opera or directing plays, I read voraciously. Deeply flawed protagonists are my bread and butter—they give me hope that anyone can change. I particularly enjoy innovative genres of speculative fiction such as dieselpunk, solarpunk, and Afrofuturism, alongside diverse contemporary fiction in the vein of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, The Sun Is Also a Star, and The Hate U Give.
I graduated with a B.A. in English, Theatre, and Philosophy from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and am currently pursuing my Master's in Publishing at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. And before you ask—yes, I am cold. I am very, very cold.
MY FAVORITE BOOKS