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My name is Carissa Mina

I like books

And art

And writing

I like strange things

And funny things

And dead things

I like clowns

(Not the happy kind)

I am a daydreamer

And procrastinator

I have a mustache typewriter

I have lots of notebooks

I have written in some of them

I write stories

And poems

And picture books

Sometimes I finish them

Sometimes I don’t

I have a top hat

(It makes me feel important)

And lots of books

I will read them all

Someday

(Maybe)

I am interested in many things

Like math

And science

And history

I plan to learn more about these things

Someday

(Maybe...if I read the books)

I am a pen clicker

A slinky slinker

I have a troll on my desk

He is turquoise

I have magnetic finger puppet authors that stare at me while I write

(They always look disappointed)

I have two children

(They only look disappointed sometimes)

And two dogs

And one cat

(He is very adorable and annoying)

I have a husband

He is very adorable

(and annoying)

I am working on two YA novels

And one adult novel

None of these novels are finished yet because I am a Basher

(If you know what a Basher is, we would probably be friends)

I plan to publish my stories for you to read

Someday

This is me when I was little. I was pretty cute.

This is me when I was little. I was pretty cute.

This is me all grown up...notice the clown.

This is me all grown up...notice the clown.

This is what my office looks like when it is clean. It is hardly ever clean.

This is what my office looks like when it is clean. It is hardly ever clean.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”
— Dr. Seuss
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
— Kurt Vonnegut
“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”
— Neil Gaiman