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“Fiction and poetry are my first loves, but the really beautiful lyrical essay can do so much that other forms cannot.” - Chris Abani

Nothing beats a good novel, but sometimes a short piece of writing that focuses on a single subject can be very interesting, especially when written by a great author. Numerous authors and great thinkers have tried their hand at essay writing and you will find most of them ready for you in this section.

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Steven M Cross - An Intense Read Featuring Teens and their Challenges
FEATURED AUTHOR - Steven Cross remembers his first literary success, a play about a wolfman that his English class read. Cross, born in Missouri, has published plays, novels, and poetry and done well in some screenwriting competitions, most recently as a quarterfinalist in The Bluecat Screenwriting competition, considered one of the best in the country. Cross often writes about mental illness. He is an example of how a person can overcome mental illness and succeed. His young adult book Drowning covers bullying… Read more