Writing Romance Right

We meet a girl. She's awkward, klutzy, and kind of plain (although everyone says she's pretty) with a good head on her shoulders and a clear-cut path in life. She's "not like the other girls". (All girls are empty-headed ninnies, you know.) Enter... boy. He's dashing, disarming, and admittedly a bit of a baddie. Suddenly she's …

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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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