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Archives - January 2016

Rajdeep Paulus, award-winning author of the Swimming Through Clouds trilogy, has a lot to say about love. From her authentic portrayal of the highs and lows of teen romance to her advice on writing sensitive scenes, this tremendous writer is an authority on crafting tales full of romance and the strength of the human spirit. Below, check out our interview with Rajdeep, where she talks about what makes her tick as an author, her social media obsessions and her advice to budding writers.
Dore’ Ripley, a lecturer at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), had a better afternoon than most on January 20th. Why? Gene Luen Yang --- the recently named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and author of BOXERS & SAINTS, THE SHADOW HERO, AMERICAN BORN CHINESE and more came to visit! The CSUEB alum had a lot to say about Asian representation in comics, both today and throughout history. Dore’ recounts some of the most interesting parts of his talk, below, so read on --- your comics knowledge is about to get a lot more nuanced!