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A Poem

I've spent the last several months elbows-deep in 2 novels, which resulted in me neglecting this writing blog. I'm going to try to get better at updating it, starting now. NPR tweeted this poem contest: https://www.npr.org/2019/08/19/748776222/memories-of-home-share-yours-as-a-poem?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews And as a result, I wrote a poem.  I'm not sure why.  Maybe I was just feeling incredibly homesick …

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Published: Media Review: Six Autobiographies and Two Realistic Fiction Books as Tools to Engage Students in Neurobiology of Disease: A Guide for Instructors

I'm excited to say that the media review I've been working on has been published! I got to combine my loves of science and English in writing this!  I reviewed books!  I related it to neuroscience! For a little over a year, I've been working with my undergrad mentor and a couple of other people …

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Book Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

The. FEELS.  If you read this book, be prepared to feel everything from, "Aww, this is so adorable I might be sick!" to "Ouch. Thanks for curb stomping my heart," to "OMG I might actually die from this ridiculous combination of physical, mental, and emotional sensations." In other words, it's an excellent book. Becky Albertalli …

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Book Review: The Prisoner in the Castle by Susan Elia MacNeal

Maggie Hope #8!  I've been waiting a while for this book.  I started reading the series a few (...5?) years ago (...how has it been that long??), and I'm happy to say the sequels do not disappoint! I will be mentioning plot points from the previous books, so...be aware of that?  Okay, cool.Okay!  So!  The …

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Sci-Fi Club

Sammie puts her drink down on the table and leans forward.  Across from her, Janelle and Laura sit opposite each other, caught in a staring contest.  How they could do it with all the fans on the ceiling is beyond her. Around them, blue and purple lights flash itnermittantly in an attempt to create a …

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