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Miri Castor

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Miri Castor is the author of Opal Charm: The Path to Dawn. She spent many recesses in middle school writing fantasy stories, with Opal Charm being one of many. She has written for Black Girl Magic Literary Magazine and was featured as a Spotlight New Author in 2016.
Now attending a university on the East Coast, she studies biochemistry and will receive her B.S. in 2016. She enjoys playing video games, attending music concerts, and strolling through the City.

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Miri Castor Don't force yourself to write if you don't want to. In other words, don't follow that advice "Just write something everyday." That's not creativity wo…moreDon't force yourself to write if you don't want to. In other words, don't follow that advice "Just write something everyday." That's not creativity works; you should write whenever you feel creative and inspired.(less)
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I've finally gotten back into reading books! I've been on a roll since Feb and I don't plan to stop, not even for school (jk, I have to during midterms). I'm gonna read more YA/general spec fiction books from self-published authors for a bit.
It's so refreshing since all I've read for past few months was my own book. I can't touch The Path to Dawn for a while, so I'll be reading everything but tha Read more of this blog post »
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Description: The beginning of Opal Charm: The Path to Dawn. Opal wakes up to her first day of junior high, unknowingly waking up to a life that will change her forever.

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The best fucking love letter to NYC if I ever had read one. A *highly* recommended read, especially if you're a NYer. Particularly, a PoC one. This one is for us.
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Adeyemi knows how to tug at the romantic in me. She effortlessly weaves character with this magical world of Orisha and that's pretty fucking awesome. My love for Zelie waxes and wanes, Amari was extremely well-written. Roen deserves a special shout ...more
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Very few of these were misses for me. The rest was amazing! The fact that Jemisin has so many different voices is a feat in itself. I'm going to read so much more from her this year!
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Very few of these were misses for me. The rest was amazing! The fact that Jemisin has so many different voices is a feat in itself. I'm going to read so much more from her this year!
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