2019-20 application season begins!

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It is almost June, and that means it is officially open-season for college essay writing! Summer is a great time to get started, or even finish, college essay writing. Whether students are considering applying early decision or not, many of my past clients breathe a sigh of relief when senior year starts and they are mostly, if not completely, done … Read More

Congratulations to National Scholastic Art & Writing winners!

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Congratulations to all of the National Scholastic Art and Writing awards winners for the 2018 National Scholastic Awards! The full list of winners can be found here. Awardees are listed by their state, and then alphabetically within each state. Art and writing awards are combined in this list. I’m so excited to see the winning artwork and writing pieces in … Read More

Interviewed by author Melissa Blake

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I am honored to be a part of Melissa Blake’s ongoing series interviewing women writers! Melissa Blake’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle and many more. Her blog, “So About What I Said” explores disabilities, relationships, lifestyle and pop culture. Check out what I had to say.

My thoughts on the Scholastic Awards at GOOD magazine

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Going to the 2017 Scholastic Awards ceremony in NYC felt like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But even better, I got to write about the experience for GOOD magazine! Arts education is such an important part of the K-12 experience, and I believe no matter what a student goes on to do for a living, knowledge of the arts and training in … Read More

Congratulations to National Scholastic winners!

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Last week, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards announced their national medalists via the online submission form. Students across the country won gold and silver medals in multiple writing categories and artistic categories. Being a part of the Scholastic experience as an educator and a judge has been a truly rewarding experience, and I would encourage any teenager to be … Read More

My take on the Lyric Essay for Author Magazine

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Several months ago I wrote my first lyric essay and succesfully placed it at Eastern Iowa Review literary magazine. I wanted to write about the experience of trying out a new writing form and stepping outside of my comfort zone of traditional personal essays. Below is an excerpt from the beginning of my craft essay: “If I am being honest, … Read More