Sonia Ellis’ Young Adult Novels Inspire a Future of Women in STEM
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Sonia Ellis’ Young Adult Novels Inspire a Future of Women in STEM

From her laptop screen, author Sonia Ellis’ second novel TimeTilter gently illuminates her breezy pale green kitchen. Several years ago, the former chemical engineer made a radical career change to write young adult novels that aim to engage underrepresented youth with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts. “It was a little easier to write … Continue reading

Five Seconds of Everything with Kimberly Cruz | Stories for Strangers
Stories of Strangers

Five Seconds of Everything with Kimberly Cruz | Stories for Strangers

I sat down to discuss the challenges of novel writing with high school of Commerce senior Kimberly Cruz. Cruz is the author of five novels on a story-sharing site called Wattpad where her most popular work, “Night and Day” garnered 2,600 reads. She is a prolific writer with a passion for storytelling. Her drafts are … Continue reading

“It’s hard to imagine what a college town would look like without a bookstore”
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“It’s hard to imagine what a college town would look like without a bookstore”

Amazon@UMass enters its second school year with the university to mixed reaction, announces new locations across nation for 2016.   On Tuesday Sept. 15, Blake Simon accidentally ordered The Republic instead of Republic from Amazon for his political science class. It was a mistake that could have left him bookless as required reading piled up. … Continue reading