Review: Tone of Voice by Kaia Sønderby

At the beginning of Tone of Voice, Xandri Corelel has spent six months living among the Ongkoarrat after her unceremonious firing from the crew of the Carpathia, and though she misses her home, she has settled into her new life. Then Diver arrives with news that changes everything. The Hands and Voices — squid- and…

Author Interview:: Jean Ramsden

Hello, dear readers! Today I’d like to introduce you to Jean Ramsden, author of The Secret Life of Jenny Liu. Jenny Liu is on the move again. Except this time, she hasn’t landed at yet another Chinese-American School in California but at a public school in South Carolina. Shy, artistic Jenny wonders if she will ever…

The Spirit of Songwriting begins!

Sorry for being AWOL for the last two weeks of posts, guys! I’ve been having some severe computer troubles, from a crashed logics board on my Macbook, to a loaner laptop that wiped the memory every 12 hours to a really old Acer that can’t run an internet browser and Microsoft Word at the same…

Apartment updates

Today marks the end of my first week in my apartment, and it has been pretty good. I took advantage of the week that I gave myself to settle in and used it to unpack everything, get my fish all set up, and get some much needed rest. I’ve also cooked almost every night that…

The Queen City

I have finally left Charlotte, and my first proper stay in the Queen City was almost entirely enjoyable. I had some issues with Greyhound and their extreme lack of timeliness, but of course that isn’t Charlotte’s fault. The reason for my visit to Charlotte was to go to Warped Tour for the first time on…

Hello, World!

  My name is Ceillie Simkiss, and I’m a 19-year-old journalism student at Western Carolina University. I currently work for The Western Carolinian as a photographer and a staff writer. I’ve worked there as a photographer for three semesters and this is my second semester as a writer. I mainly work in Arts and Entertainment, given…