I am beyond excited to tell you all that I have been featured as a comic in The New Yorker magazine! While at the Writer's Digest Conference, I met Bob Eckstein, a cartoonist, who approached me after I asked several questions in one of the classes. He was curious about our story, and after we explained that we had come to the WDC from Austin to hone my craft and meet others in the writing field, he introduced himself and asked if he could draw us in a cartoon. We agreed enthusiastically, not knowing where the picture would end up, but excited all the same.
It came as a great surprise when our picture appeared on The New Yorker website itself! I love his drawing style, and how he captured the essence of each of the people I'd met at the WDC. I am so grateful to Mr. Eckstein for including me in his depiction of the WDC and am overjoyed at such a unique way to remember the experience!
I am 15 years old, and started my first novel when I was 9, in response to a lack of smart female protagonists, interesting plots, and high-quality writing in the middle-grade genre. I have published an article in Writer’s Digest, “From YA to YEAH: 4 Ways to Keep Teen & Young Adult Readers Hooked,” and am featured in both The New Yorker and LitHub in cartoons by Bob Eckstein. I'm now working to get my debut fantasy, The Shadow in Her Pocket, published. When I’m not writing, I’m a sophomore in high school and a rock musician.