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 Wastepaper Prose Founder

Just me being strangled by Darren Shan. 
I'm the dance captain of this motley crew of ravenous readers. Words are my passion and a huge part of my life. A long time newspaper writer, I love being surrounded by evidence that the written word hasn't fallen by the wayside, whether that's a pile of newspapers or wall-to-wall bookshelves. I won't say I've been a life-long reader because books and I had a falling out somewhere around college due to lack of free time. Let's just say distance made the heart grow fonder. Not only did I rediscover the many worlds of fiction and the power stories have on a person's life, but I found a new respect for reading. I mean, who knew summer reading in high school was not a representative sample of the literary world?  Well, I do now, and I'm eternally grateful.

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Reviewer / Resident Nerdfighter

Hi, I'm Jessica, a Virginia girl with a wanderlust heart. I am always planning the next big adventure. I love to read. I love to write. I love to state obvious things.

I've been writing for as long as I can remember, but my stories were usually relegated to the forgotten pages of journals past or hidden among random Microsoft Works files on our ancient PC (yes, that says Works). Occasionally, with a hefty push from well-meaning friends and professors, I have been known to put my own work out into the ether, whether in the form of a movie review on a blog or a poem published in a university magazine. I aspire to do that more and more with each bit of encouragement I receive. Cookies are the best encouragement. Just kidding... unless they're chocolate chip.

When I'm not writing, reading, or hiding in plain sight, I wander the lean, mean streets of Alexandria. I'm lucky enough to be married to my best friend- a supercute nerdy boy I met in marching band. We spend our time laughing hysterically at obscure Arrested Development quotes, searching for the perfect pizza crust recipe, and chasing our lovably neurotic Lab mutt Leela. 

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        Reviewer / Certified Wing Aficionado

Wes likes computers and makes a living as a programmer. Our web guru and techie, he's recently come out from behind the computer to share his insights into fiction. He prefers books & wine to long walks on the beach and openly professes his love of the Oxford comma. Football isn't his game, but he is a huge fan of other sports (baseball, basketball, curling, etc.) and can be found watching them when he's not discovering his next TV show of choice or hitting the road for a run. Pictured here is classic Wes.

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                                        Reviewer / Jedi Librarian

Tess learned to read when she three years old and has pursued this passion voraciously and omnivorously since. From volunteering in libraries to working in bookstores, her nerdiness has permeated even her wardrobe which she describes as "librarian chic" and other people describe as "librarian." She spends her free time obsessing over Star Wars, cooking, going on adventures, being sarcastic, playing in the dirt and working on her 100 year old farm house with her superhero husband. Her dream is to someday be Indiana Jones and possess the library from Beauty and the Beast.