I was interviewed by a lovely group of young journalists at a local university. Here were some of the things I said that stood out to them.
By Arts & Culture Staff | Edited by Kellie Lawless | Photos by Carlo Holmberg
Jackie Lea Sommers graduated from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul with a degree in creative writing. After working in the UNW Admissions office on the weekdays, she would spend her evenings and weekends writing what would become her debut novel, Truest. Her novel deals with issues of faith and mental illness, something that Sommers struggled with for over 20 years until she found treatment.
Sommers lives in Minneapolis and is working on her second novel that is expected to be published in fall 2018. She visited Bethel University’s ENW360 Topics: Art and Culture Reporting class to tell stories about her struggle with OCD, her journey to publishing her first novel, and how they are closely intertwined.
Look for more about Sommers on a future episode of Witty Ranter, The Clarion’s podcast. But for now, read…
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