About the Interns


I’m currently a junior at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where I’m majoring in English with a concentration in Literary Studies and minoring in Writing. I adore young adult novels and my favorite thing to do is curl up with a cup of coffee and read for hours, preferably with a Marvel movie playing in the background.  

Three things I’m most passionate about:

  1. Captain America (I love comic books and superheroes).
  2. Own-voices novels!
  3. I’m very passionate about finding out what other Fantastic Beasts live in Newt Scamander’s case.

Three terms that describe me:

  1. Passionate
  2. Creative
  3. Jaunty

Top three favorite Children’s/YA books:

  1. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
  2. Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
  3. Fire by Kristin Cashore

Jamie is @MissUltraJamie on Twitter.


I’m currently a sophomore at DePaul University in Chicago, majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I’m involved in my university’s creative writing club and volunteer as a tutor for immigrants learning English. My first publication was a piece entitled “Gold” in DePaul’s magazine Crook & Folly, but I’ve won writing contests in my home state of Michigan and have been a writer for most of my life. I have a deep love of reading (of course!), Walt Whitman, and cliches.

Three Things I’m Most Passionate About:

  1. Social justice and equality for all.
  2. Using writing and literature to help others feel connected to a community of their own.
  3. Spreading a love of literature and education.

Three Words That Describe Me:

  1. Compassionate
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Creative

Top Three Favorite Children’s or YA Books:

  1. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  2. Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
  3. Anything by Maggie Stiefvater (Specifically Shiver and The Scorpio Races)

Christiana is @Christiana_May on Twitter.


I’m currently a senior at DePaul University in Chicago, studying Business Management and Creative Writing. At school, I’m involved with my creative writing club and business fraternity. I love curling up with a good book, listening to instrumentals and movie scores, daydreaming, and working my novel.

What I’m most passionate about?

  1.  Presence of diverse representation in literature
  2.  Writing my novel
  3.  Magical Escapism. Or just escapism.

Three words that describe me:

  1. Empathetic
  2. Imaginative
  3. Authentic

Your top three favorite children’s or YA books

  1. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir