By day I'm a neuroscience graduate student at MIT, conducting research on the neural correlates of reading. On evenings and weekends, I write fantasy stories for young adults. My debut YA fantasy novel MIDNIGHT THIEF will be coming out with Disney-Hyperion in 2014. I like to take the analytical approach I use for my experiments and apply it towards the process of writing and publishing. This is what I will attempt in this blog: study pieces of writing, break it down into component pieces, and try to see what makes it work.
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In addition to this blog, I also maintain an academic blog summarizing current research on reading and word recognition.
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