I Miss Being You

Dear 10-Year-Old Me, I miss being you. I try to copy you, but I can’t leave aside everything that has happened to me since, good or bad. I have to accept that I might never be like you again, and that’s ok. I am just glad to have met you. Some say people never change, […]

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John Corey Whaley Discusses Rejection, Mental Illness, and Highly Illogical Behavior

On April 30th at the YALLWEST book festival in Santa Monica, California, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with John Corey Whaley — author of the contemporary young adult novel Where Things Come Back (winner of the 2012 Printz and Morris awards) and the sci-fi/contemporary young adult novel Noggin. His newest novel, Highly Illogical Behavior, is […]

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Dear Me from the Past

Dear Me (from the past), Find the wind tribe Look for the music Journey to the end of the world   Dance like nobody’s watching Talk to the people around you Take care of your friends   Write about your loves, your losses Draw your dreams & hopes Sing the songs you need   Because […]

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