Devon Trevarrow Flaherty

Why do you write?: Because I love to! It’s also my job, but it’s nice that those two things can go hand-in-hand. It’s also the way I communicate best.

Describe where you write.
: On the couch, on the futon, at a desk, at a table, in a coffee shop, at the library, in the car…

Who or what is your muse?
: I have never been asked that and I have never thought much about it. Life inspires me, in every corner and around each surprising turn.

Three wishes . . .
: 1. To make enough money this year to keep being able to write full time. 2. To be able to travel more. 3. To have a good, long writing career.

Favorite childhood book, and why?: “Anne of Green Gables,” because it’s awesome.

Explain when is your ideal time to write.: When my kids are at school. Otherwise, it would be all day every day.

Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.: I re-read Anne of Green Gables and Harry Potter just about every year.

E-book or print? Why?
: Print! I’m a touch and smell person, so there’s just no substitute for me.

Favorite magazine, and why?: Food Network Magazine. Then maybe Poets & Writers. I am a total die-hard foodie.

What would you like readers to take away from your writing?
: Thoughtfulness. Introspection. Inspiration. Freedom.

Devon Trevarrow Flaherty

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Colleen Caitin

Why do you write?: I have a hard time expressing my emotions, so writing means a great deal for me, because it’s my way to show how I feel. It helps me get through hard times, bad days or some confusion or problems. It’s also my way to relax or to let off some steam. I always loved books, because they are able to lead us away from reality into a whole new world and creating something like that is the best thrill there is…

Describe where you write.: Mostly at home (on the bed or in my totally awesome armchair)

Who or what is your muse?: Well, you could say that life is my muse. Most of the things I write come from own experiences…

Three wishes . . .: making my hobby (writing) into my one and only job, a ski chalet in the alps, being able to honestly say that I’m happy and live without regrets

Favorite childhood book, and why?: “Guess how much I love you” by Sam McBratney; I probably loved it so much, because I always had a thing for rabbits. They are just so cute!

Explain when is your ideal time to write.: I guess my ideal time to write is when I want to write. I’m not the kind of person who writes a story-outline or sits down and goes “now I’m going to wrote something”. As soon as I get an idea I write it down and that can be whenever…

Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.: Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling; I know it’s a bit of a cheat, because it’s a series (and if I would have to choose I would pick the third one ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), but I could read all of them over and over again. And of the sake of honest, it’s what I do. I think I read all of them at least four times. For me, Harry Potter is just awesome and a genius idea. And honestly, who wouldn’t want to go to Hogwarts?!

E-book or print? Why?: Print. Apart from the fact that I think it’s more comfortable to read, I just like the way it feels. Having a book in my hands and seeing all of them on the shelves is just something entirely different than owning an e-reader.

What would you like readers to take away from your writing?: I hope that my readers can identify themselves with the characters or with some aspects of the stories and therefore learn that they are not alone and that the most important thing is to stand up for themselves and be true to who they are. In the end, it’s not about how many books I’ve sold or how many ‘fans’ I have. It’s about the people that can honestly say, that my books mean something special to them because they learned something from it or because it helped them through a hard time. That’s what is important to me!

Colleen Caitin

Nick Yung

Why do you write?: I write so I can share memories of what I have encountered in life so far. All of my writing stems from prior experiences.

Describe where you write.: I write in my dorm room.

Who or what is your muse?: My family

Three wishes . . .: First wish, no college loans. My next wish is for college to never end. My final wish is to be highly successful in life.

Favorite childhood book, and why?: I liked all of Mike Lupica’s sports stories. I couldn’t pick a favorite. I enjoyed all the tales of the inspiring athletes.

Explain when is your ideal time to write.: My ideal time to write is after a life-touching experience.

Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.: I would reread any of the Harry Potter novels. The story never gets old.

E-book or print? Why?: E-book because you do not have to worry about transporting a collection of books.

Favorite magazine, and why?: Sports Illustrated. I like to read the stories of athletes’ journeys.

What would you like readers to take away from your writing?: That putting hard work into anything will lead to results.

Brendan Madden

Why do you write?: I write because I can put all of my feelings onto one paper.  I enjoy expressing myself and my indifferent feelings.  In writing I am able to say whatever I want and writing also helps me reflect on my life, especially when I write about past experiences like when I nearly burnt a building down to the ground.  I learn from writing every time I write.

Describe where you write.: I write in a quiet place, usually on my desk in my room.

Who or what is your muse?: My muse is usually my teacher and the audience whom is going to read my paper.

Three wishes . . .: If I had three wishes, my first wish would be to be happy in my life.   My second wish would be to know what my future holds so that I do not have to worry in my life as much.  My third wish would be for the safety of my family because I care deeply about my family.

Favorite childhood book, and why?: My favorite childhood book is Harry Potter, because Harry Potter is so intense and it has several books in the series.

Explain when is your ideal time to write.: My ideal time to write is when I'm by myself and when it is dark, cold, or rainy outside.  This is because I love being outdoors.  I write usually at night.

Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.: I would reread Harry Potter because I absolutely love the Harry Potter book series and it never gets old.

E-book or print? Why?: I prefer print because I am old fashioned and I do not like technology much and I feel like I would get easily distracted while using an E-book

Favorite magazine, and why?: My favorite magazine is Sports Illustrated because I love sports and I love to follow everything that is happening in the sports world.

What would you like readers to take away from your writing?: I would like readers to take away my creativeness and what I'm writing about as a whole and get something out of that.