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Archive for the “You Don’t Have to Wait” Category
Jun 29 2009
May 20 2009
I wanted to thank everyone for such a great day yesterday! Yes, I was at work, but they had a party for me, with a Geek Girl cake–seems you can have your book and eat it, too.
A special thank you to Darcy, who should realize that none of this would be happening without her.
And … apparently everyone who commented on yesterday’s Surprise Party post was entered into a drawing (Hey, don’t look at me, I’m as surprised as you are).
I hopped on over to Random.org which yielded up our winner. Congratulations to:
You’ve won the following:
Everyone else: Stay Tuned. Seriously. We have a big launch giveaway coming up. We’ll post the details Saturday, May 23rd. So, if you can’t come to Danville for the book signing, stop by here. We think/hope you’ll like it.
Where we’re at today:
Today, Darcy has an essay up on collaborative writing and some background on our journey from critique partners to friends to writing partners.
In case you missed it:
HAPPY LAUNCH DAY, CHARITY TAHMASEB!
To my critique partner, my co-author (!), my borg sister and my internet bff,
No one deserves to celebrate this day more than you. I hope it is as full of awesome as you are and that it measures up to a few of the other special moments in your life!
Apr 22 2009
Imagine a Hollywood film set where teens replace the pros. Fresh Films is looking for teens age 14-19 to participate in an action-packed week of filmmaking in one of six cities across the country.
There is no experience necessary to be accepted into this FREE program. Find out how to apply for this, as well as opportunities for writers, actors and musicians here: Fresh Films: Filmmakers.
Mar 12 2009
About a week ago, Darcy was interviewed for her hometown newspaper, The News Sun. It was her first interview about The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading. It was also her first interview, period. She was super excited, but even more excited when she learned that the reporter doing her interview was a high school student!
Charity and Darcy have heard a lot of kids through the years say things like – when I get out of high school – when I go to college – when I turn 18, etc. and we always wonder … Why Wait? There are so many things you can do right now.
So. We’d like to introduce a new feature to the blog (drumroll, please): You Don’t Have To Wait (ta da!). Kicking off our interviews with young people who are trying out their dreams right now is
Mieke is a high school senior in Kendallville, Indiana. She interns as a reporter and her stories appear regularly in the local newspaper. After the interview, Darcy turned the tables and asked Mieke a few questions:
1. How long have you been an intern at the newspaper?
I have been an intern for about three months
2. How did the opportunity present itself?
3. What’s the coolest thing about your job?
I’m not sitting in class listening to lectures! I’m out in my town reporting on local news. Interviews are awesome! I meet new people, all with different stories. Guess who gets to tell their stories? ME!
4. What question didn’t I ask that you would like to answer?
Can you fly? yes i can.
Thanks, Mieke. The Geek Girls believe you will fly high in anything you choose to do : )