Heather is our new Teen Services Assistant. Stop by the teen room and welcome her to the library!
HOMETOWN: Inman, South Carolina
THEN WHAT: After high school, I started college at USC Upstate, majoring in Graphic Design. In my second year, I changed majors to Creative and Professional Writing and transferred to Converse College. While at Converse, I wrote book reviews for the Correlations student magazine, edited and wrote for The Conversationalist student newspaper, and explored New York City and Ireland (the latter of which has the BEST chocolate and bread and butter in the world, but sadly, fewer leprechauns than you would imagine). After changing majors yet again, I graduated from Converse with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then, I have taught middle school English, attempted to write three novels and one series (all as yet unfinished), and pondered becoming a paranormal investigator/ninja/artisan crafter.
FAMILY: My cat, Locke, who loves windows, paper, and things that smell like turkey.
HOBBIES: I like writing science fantasy; taking pictures, drawing, and paper quilling; movies and anime/manga; and cooking and gardening.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” – A. A. Milne
FAVORITE TEEN BOOKS: The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T. Anderson, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, Death Note series by Tsugumi Ohba, Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, and Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
FAVORITE NON-TEEN BOOKS: The Edge Chronicles (series) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
RECENTLY READ: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer, and The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book by Chuck Norris