Write Drunk, Edit Sober. By: Kiera Peace

Who am I? I am a world traveler, a college student in New York, a business owner in Colorado, the daughter of an actress, a vampire or a werewolf and I save my city from danger every single day. How can I be all of these things and still be a normal college girl from Los Angeles County? Let me clarify. I am an avid reader. So, while I still have my life to live, I have the opportunity to live the lives of others through the books I read. I may never get to actually travel the world or become a vampire, but for a few hundred pages I can imagine what it would be like.

The real me? I am a 22-year-old Communications Journalism major at California State University, Fullerton. The farthest I’ve travelled is the Bahamas. I’ve only been to New York once. I don’t own a business anywhere, let alone Colorado. I do not have an actress for a mother. The closest I have gotten to being a vampire or a werewolf is watching TV shows and unless I have yet to discover my superpowers, I would only save the day in the movies.

What I want to do in life? It wasn’t even my idea. A family member suggested I become an editor for a publishing company since I love to read so much. The thought appealed to me a little, but eventually went in a different direction. First, the goal was a graphic designer. Next, I wanted to do something in advertising or maybe entertainment. It wasn’t until right before I would be starting my major courses that I decided that I did want to be an editor.

What do I hope to get? I want to do my required internship at the company I want to work for after graduation. Simon & Schuster is my end goal. I want to live in New York and their headquarters are also there. Two birds, one stone. I have read up on the company and they seem like the perfect fit. Every time I think about getting to my end goal I get a smile or on my face. It just feels right.

Why do I want to be an editor? I want to be the one to have helped put someone’s favorite book out into the world. Books have always been a safe haven for me and I want to return the favor. In times of need, some people turn to friends, some to family, some to sports or maybe school, many to music, but I’m not one of those people. I turn to books.

Reading is a huge part of my life. I already have tons of books and I just can't seem to stop buying more. A great place to go if you are a book lover is The Last Bookstore in L.A. seen in the second picture above.
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