My name’s Whitney, I’m twenty-one and I’ve been writing since I was eight, I started attempting novels at eleven, and I didn’t really get good at writing until I was about eighteen or nineteen. My favorite novel is the Catcher in the Rye. I read it when I was sixteen and it spoke to me on many levels. It made me realize I wasn’t alone. That book matters. As a writer, I’m not out to write some future Pulitzer winning prose, I just want to have fun with teen fiction and write something that matters for someone else. My characters aren’t always perfect or right, they’re very much young and finding their way, and most importantly, human. I hope you can find yourself in one of them and if not, love them for who they are anyway.