I am a Finalist for MOE AWARDS 2018!

I am an official FINALIST for the Mark of Excellence Award in Feature Writing for 2018! The Mark of Excellence Award is presented by the Society of Professional Journalists to collegiate student newspapers, journals, and writers.   My Finalist Article that I wrote for The Daily Utah Chronicle:¬†5 Horror Movies that Subvert Tropes of Gender, … Continue reading I am a Finalist for MOE AWARDS 2018!

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Short Story Series: “Bertha” (Part 2)

"Bertha" (Part 2): Ongoing series by Alina Happy Hansen Emilio imagines her as a pirate queen. Her eye plucked out of her head in a fight on some deserted island. Searching for treasure or maybe searching for another hit. He pours her beer and goes to clean the racks in the fridge under the bar. … Continue reading Short Story Series: “Bertha” (Part 2)

Currently Reading: Patti Smith, Hunter S. Thompson and Chuck Palahniuk

Hello! I hope everyone is doing great! ~ I am at the tail end of my last semester and I have been reading like crazy. Last week was my spring break but unfortunately, I was sick the entire time. I spent a lot of time at home reading and started quite a few new books. … Continue reading Currently Reading: Patti Smith, Hunter S. Thompson and Chuck Palahniuk

Review of “Beyond Gatsby” by McParland

    I have finally finished¬†Robert McParland's "Beyond Gatsby: How Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Writers of the 1920s Shaped American Culture" I loved this book completely. I do already have a serious interest in the 1920's when it comes to literature, art, and music but McParland's writing style and tone really pulled me in. I found … Continue reading Review of “Beyond Gatsby” by McParland

Review of “Writers Gone Wild” by Bill Peschel

      I recently finished "Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lovers, Iconoclasts, and Misanthropes" by Bill Peschel. This book was interesting in that it contains numerous little facts about various western writers and poets. Most notable literary figures that are highlighted multiple times in this book … Continue reading Review of “Writers Gone Wild” by Bill Peschel