Saul MarquezI’m a twenty-one-year-old writer, reader, web designer and blogger living in America’s oven: Arizona.  I’m currently a freshman in college and I’m studying broadcast journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (Arizona State University.)

This is my personal website and blog.  Lately I’ve gotten into reviewing books, specifically YA and children novels.  If I’m not posting about books then I’m normally showcasing my writing or art.  Have a look around!


 

 

i write

I love writing novels and short stories.  My first completed book was Space Dog and the Solar Stone Code–the first of the Solar Stone Trilogy.  I self-published Solar Stone Code in December 2008.  I’ve written the next installment, Space Dog and the Black Virus as well as parts of Space Dog HoKaS, the final book in the trilogy–but neither are available as I plan to re-write the Solar Stone Trilogy.  I used to write a YA dark fantasy called Skarlit Magic which is currently on hold.  I’m now working on a new book series.  I also write short stories which you can find at Books & Writing.

i read

I’m a big-time reader and have been since I was a little kid.  I tend to read middle-grade and YA novels.  My all time favorite books are the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling.  My life is dictated by Harry Potter.  I’m also a huge fan of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Lemony Snicket, Roald Dahl and Nineteen-Eighty-Four by George Orwell.

i make websites

I’ve been making websites since I was nine!  I started out on MSN Communities (later MSN Groups, now extinct) and eventually spread out into learning HTML.  I’ve grown to love and depend on CSS during the last couple of years as I started designing forum themes for vB, myBB and phpBB (I can now code for IPB as well.)  I’ve delved into the world of graphic design since which has been useful for book materials, school projects, etc.  In the future, I’d like to learn more about PHP.

i also

– Am an Eagle Scout
– Served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from April 2011 to April 2013 in the France Paris Mission.  You can read about my experiences here.

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