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  • Interviews

    Q&A with Author Melissa Landers

    Melissa Landers is the author of the Alienated Series and Starflight Duology, both of which have been published through  Disney-Hyperion. Formerly a school teacher, Landers left to pursue her love of writing full-time and hasn’t looked back. During our interview, Landers pulled back the curtains on what life as an author is like and offers insight through her personal experiences. To get up close and personal with Melissa, visit Instagram:@melissalanders Twitter:@melissa_Landers Facebook:AuthorMelissaLanders Melissa, thank you for the opportunity to interview you. It truly is an honor to have you here with us at Write On!        

  • Interviews

    Q&A with Emily Rodgers

    Emily Rodgers is a Pittsburgh-based adjunct English professor at AI, Duquesne University, and the Community College of Allegheny County. Outside of her role as an instructor, Rodgers is a musician who is both singer and songwriter in Emily Rodgers Band. She has been praised by NPR All Songs Considered, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Burgh Sounds, Pittsburgh City-Paper, and Tribune-Review. During our interview, Rodgers talks about balancing life as an instructor and a musician, a juggling act that is no easy task for the faint-hearted. To find out more, visit

  • Interviews

    Q&A with Lori Jakiela

    Lori Jakiela is the author of the memoir Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe — which won Stanford University’s 2016 Saroyan Prize for International Writing — as well as the memoirs The Bridge to Take When Things Gets Serious and Miss New York Has Everything. She is also the author of the poetry collection, Spot the Terrorist. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune and elsewhere. She teaches in the writing programs at Pitt-Greensburg and Chatham University and co-directs the summer writing festival at Chautauqua Institution. For more, visit   So, Why did you become a writer? I couldn’t…

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    Q&A With Author Wendy Higgins

    Wendy Higgins is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of Young Adult Fantasy and Paranormal Romance novels. Her works, which include the Sweet Evil Series, Flirting with Maybe, and the Eurona Duology Series, are among my favorites to read and have captured the hearts of thousands of readers worldwide. As a former English teacher with a bachelor’s in Creative Writing, Higgins brings a wealth of knowledge to the writing world, including her own experiences. On August 7th, I was granted the opportunity to interview her via email for the Write On! section of my blog. In the interview, Wendy talks about what it’s like in the life of…

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