Book Report: Station Eleven

by Allyson Morin Because survival is insufficient! Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. …

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Follow the Water by Jennifer L. Holmes

https://youtu.be/FczP60jP7Pg Today is Self-Love Sunday, a day that I talk about an issue related to self-growth, positivity or self-love. In today's episode, I read a short story called Follow the Water, written by Jennifer L. Holmes. I love listening to audiobooks while I get ready in the morning, while I drive to work or during …

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Three Peaks and a Valley #10: Rainy Sick Day

This series, Three Peaks and a Valley refers to three positive moments and one negative moment that happens during a twenty-four hour period of my life. When I’m feeling down, my mom tells me to remember one positive and one negative thing about the experience: a peak and a valley. Three Peaks and a Valley …

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I dug up my old writing and published it because I was afraid to.

This is a gem from the early days of Stories for Strangers. I wrote this at 18-years-old during my first few months of college and published it May 5, 2015. I removed the post when my blog began to receive traffic. I felt embarrassed--partly because the prose was so bad but also because the thought …

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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 …

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Five Seconds of Everything with Kimberly Cruz | Stories for Strangers

https://soundcloud.com/user-220894949/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 …

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