From Idea to Book: The Journey of The Prisons of Magic
After three years of writing, rewriting, and stressing, my debut novel The Prisons of Magic launched this Tuesday. The journey to get...
I am a junior in high school from New Jersey and the author of The Prisons of Magic (available on Amazon now!). I have a variety of interests I explore through clubs, extracurriculars, and projects. All my interests stem from a love to learn and help others learn. In line with this, I founded Shadow Your Future, an organization that connects high schoolers to professionals in their fields of interest for short meetings (such as shadowing opportunities).
As I look forward to college and my future, I have been turning my focus to three main passions (below).
Business and politics have always interested me because they are both, in my opinion, a reflection of the way people think. To me, economics is the intersection between these fields, a way to understand the impact of political decisions on sellers and buyers as well as effects of corporate players on the political world. Clearly, I lean toward macroeconomics. During my free time, you can often find me reading articles or watching videos about politics and economics (Khan Academy is very helpful) or simply reading the news. I enjoyed attending the Economics for Leaders program by the Foundation for Teaching Economics last summer.
While any good book can make me set everything aside, my favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction. An avid reader, I have always been in love with the magic of words. When I started creative writing in sixth grade, I quickly discovered I could wield the same magic with passion, hard work, and time. Since then, I have written short stories in various genres and a fantasy novel titled The Prisons of Magic. My early years of writing were spent clueless about some important aspects of writing, so I started my blog to help new writers learn about these topics. I also share enjoy spreading a passion for writing as Director of Chapters at The Young Writers Initiative.
I am a part of the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology at my high school, where I get the opportunity to delve into textbook and laboratory science. My interest in science began with my ongoing obsession with astronomy that began in elementary school and continued with my time on my middle school's math team. This all led to my position as captain of my high school Science Olympiad team. I also currently research the impact of ionic liquids on perovskite solar cell stability through my school's advanced research facilities, a project for which I received the New York Institute of Technology Mini Research Grant Award.