Welcome — Here’s who I am

Hey there, I’m Karis. I’m a New York transplant from Italy, Germany, South Carolina or Kentucky, depending on when you ask me and how much detail I think you want.

When I was a child, I decided I didn’t like the ending of one of Nancy Rue’s books, so I rewrote it. Then I threw it away because I didn’t want to be arrested and prosecuted for plagiarism — I was pretty paranoid at the time (I’m totally not anymore. I’m definitely never afraid that people can read my mind; totally not even a thing.)

But that act of writing was like taking the first drag on a cigarette — I was addicted. I had to keep doing it. I wrote throughout middle and high school, and in college, I studied creative writing as well as journalism at Asbury University. I’ve written two YA novels for which I’m trying to get an agent, and I’m writing Saving Grace at the moment.

In addition, I freelance personal essays for places like Seventeen and Bustle and I’m in the process of looking for a job as a journalist.

I’ve broken exactly one bone in my life: my nose, by smashing it into my knee. That was fun.

I couldn’t live without friends (both real-life ones and the TV show), binge-watching cop shows and writing about every experience I have.

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