The Long Way Home Excerpt

By Luisa Perkins

Olive frowned down at her little sister’s back. Mary Ann’s sunburn was bad. She’d been having swimming lessons with the other girls her age, and she hadn’t stayed in the shade. Leeches lived in the shaded water, as the girls had found out on their second excursion into the river. But better leeches than sun …

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Interview with Featured Writer Luisa Perkins

By Sandra Clark

We are pleased to introduce our newest Quarter Featured Writer, Luisa Perkins. Luisa Perkins is the author of several books, short stories, and essays. She graduated from BYU and has just completed an MFA inWriting for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is in the middle of her fifth year …

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June Editorial and Table of Contents

By Jennie LaFortune

As a sheltered suburban teen, I learned a lot of life lessons from watching 90s sitcoms. Looking back it’s comical to see the correlation to certain coming of age experiences with some iconic episodes.  Let’s take the idea of lists for example.  In an episode of Friends, Rachel accidentally happens across a pro/con list her …

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