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I’m Brooke Anderson

I’m a runner, southern belle, musician, and an early bird. And I’m an English major.

Brooke Anderson


Since I was little I would sit for hours by myself and tell stories with miniature figurines, and when figurines weren’t available I would use socks. By the time I was 7 I was writing my stories and by the time I was 10 I kept a journal. When I was 12 I started with poetry. Though I couldn’t recite my alphabet until 1st grade by the end of that year my teacher was asking for me to be placed a grade ahead in English. I love to read, but not as much as I enjoy writing. Writing has always had a calming influence on me. I am currently working on a novel and am 75 pages in. When I am not writing, I enjoy running, singing, playing my French Horn, organizing and cleaning (yes, I actually enjoy that) and spending time with my sister (a math major at BYU).

One of my favorite books is Lois Lowry’s The Giver.

Hi, I’m Rachael Rackley

I’m a violist, lover of chocolate, and optimist of life. And I’m an English Major.

Rachael Rackley

My viola and I

For as long as I can remember I have always been reading and creating new stories. While other kids wanted to play sports, I wanted to run to the library or book store and read a new book. While other kids spent hours playing Webkinz online, I spent hours typing out ideas on Microsoft Word for potential future novels. My mind has never stopped running with new ideas for stories, and neither has my dream for becoming a great writer one day.

As a brand new freshman at BYU I will work hard to not only evolve as a writer, but also as a person. I strongly believe that until I achieve both of these goals, my dream of becoming a great writer will never be accomplished.

Writing to me is not busy work; it is my passion and joy in this life. As I work to achieve my goals I hope I can inspire other people to follow their own dreams as well. After all, I have found that the greatest joys in this life are simply by helping other people. And if I can do that through my writing, even if it is for one person, then I know I have succeeded.

One of my favorite books is Lois Lowry’s The Giver.