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The Full Story

Welcome to the California Bookworm! The place where life in California and the power of narrative creates what Bilbo Baggins once described as an adventure.

The Purpose 

  1. Explore through review how captivative stories, have the power to change lives.

  • Why do we, as humans, put so much value into attending the Friday night movie at the drive-in?

  • Why do people spend so much time pounding their brains over the literary work of Faulkner and Shakespeare?

I believe that people do the above things for a couple of reasons.

Creative expression touches people's hearts, makes them think, and provides them with hope in a way that nothing else in the world can. Why else would people have their favorites?

2. Advocate for living creative lives full of child-like wonder, joyful laughter, and Godly courage.

Life is not meant to be lived in a vacuum. God created humanity to be creative. So create. The creator of the universe is NOT Afraid of Culture. Live your life. Life is unpredictable and always surprising. Stepping outside your door takes a lot of courage. Don't let fear and shame prevent you from stepping into your destiny. Learn new skills; take your God-given dreams seriously. Finally, remember to laugh because laughter is the medicine of Heaven.

3. Encourage individuals to go "further up and further in."  

God creates every life with purpose. He loves everything about who you are. There is a specific reason you are here on this earth right now. And, He wants to know you. The story of your life is compelling. It can change the world and is intricately woven into his beautiful love story of life-saving Grace.

Who Am I?

Haley is a 2019 graduate of Simpson University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, specializing in Creative Writing alongside a minor in Bible and Theology. As an avid reader and writer, she has experience in various types of writing and content creation. Some of her areas of expertise include academic writing, technical writing, crafting social media posts; article creation; and poetry. When she isn't writing, Haley reads and watches every genre of literature and film.

20 Additional Fun Facts:

  1. I have a Cerebral Palsy, a condition that affects the mobility in my legs.

  2. I have a literary-themed tattoo

  3. I eat tomatoes like prepackaged candy

  4. Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese

  5. Favorite Color: Green (doesn't matter what shade)

  6. Favorite Season: Fall

  7. Favorite Holiday: Three-way tie between Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving

  8. I am obsessed with all things Disney

  9. Favorite Author: C.S Lewis

  10. Favorite Book Series: Three-way win between The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis; Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien and Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

  11. Favorite Musical: Wicked

  12. Favorite Disney Princess: Belle

  13. Favorite Shakespeare Play: Hamlet

  14. Favorite sitcom: Boy Meets World

  15. Favorite Shakespeare Sonnet: 116

  16. Signature Shoe Brand: Converse

  17. I love tea and drink it at least once a day. My favorite flavor is Chai.

  18. Favorite Jane Austen Novel: Pride and Prejudice

  19. Favorite Animal: It's a tie between a lion and horse

  20. Favorite Number: 2,460

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