… published. Published. PUBLISHED.
Yep. Just happened. The magazine is out and everything. Scientific American Mind. Page 17. By Lila Stanners.


I wrote a blog post about it a while ago, while I was in the middle of interviewing the researches and actually writing the article. A couple weeks ago, I was brought into Karen’s (editor turned tutor) office at Quest and she silently handed me a copy of the magazine. My heart jumped, I squealed, thanked her profusely and scurried out of the room holding the freshly printed magazine that hadn’t even hit the stands yet. I read the cover: Scientific American Mind, March/April 2014. I flipped through it, pretending to be calm, until I found my article. Beaming, I read the words I had been working on for months. The picture looked even better than the sketch I was showed. The quotes I had recorded during the early-morning interviews were printed in black ink and brought me back to talking to experts in the neurology field.

Sci Am

(It’s actually titled “In the Brain of the Beholder”)

Who would’ve thought? Little old me, lover of writing, lover of neurology, and especially lover of challenges, published in a reputable magazine with thousands of viewers across North America (not to mention the rest of the world). I can’t tell you how excited  I am. And thankful. So thankful. Thankful for everyone in my life who has taught me how to read, then to write, then to write well, then to work hard, and especially to believe in myself. I know it’s just a little article, but it seems so much bigger to me.

So. I guess all I have left to say is: GO BUY A COPY AND FLIP TO PAGE 17. THEN COME TO QUEST SO YOU CAN DO THIS TOO. (and look at mountains all day, that’s pretty sweet too.)



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