Sweet Designs Featured Writer

SDM Staff Intern

Age 19, Florida

Joined the SDM Team: October 2008

Why I Write for SDM: I write for SDM because I've always wanted to get my work out there for people to enjoy. I write for my school's newspaper and I'm in creative writing, but all that I write for Stephanie and SDM is stuff people haven't seen or read. I want people to read my work and see a bit of themselves in my characters.

Activities, Sports, Interests: I write, obviously, but I love taking pictures and hanging out with friends all over my hometown. I love to stay up late and watch bad TV. Right now, my friends and I are obsessed with that game for the Wii, Just Dance. I love being outside, like in parks and drinking smoothies. I'm in love with sports, especially basketball. My favorite teams are the Miami Heat and The Boston Celtics. My favorite baseball team is the Boston Red Sox.

Favorite Authors: My favorite author is F. Scott Fitzgerald. I fell in love with The Great Gatsby last year and have tried to read all of his works. I also love those trashy girly novels, like The A List and Gossip Girl. However, I love all different type of books because they are all different and amusing.

Favorite School Subjects: My favorite subjects in school are AP Government and debate. Not only are they taught by some of my favorite teachers, public speaking and the workings of our country fascinate me. It's a little weird, but it's fun.

Favorite Movies & TV Shows: I have so many favorite movies! The biggest ones are Cruel Intentions, Donnie Darko, The Notebook, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, The Proposal, and This Is It! My favorite TV shows are very interesting because no one really likes them. I love Cops, Celebrity Rehab, Make It or Break It, Greek, and One Tree Hill, among others.

I listen to: I listen to Coldplay, John Mayer, Michael Jackson, Dashboard Confessional, Radiohead, Lady Antebellum, Guster, and The White Tie Affair among others. I'll listen to anything though because I love music.

Most Important Values: My most important value is to stay who you are. Don't change because of someone else because people come and go. It's okay to be different.

I enjoy: I enjoy listening to music, writing, and taking pictures with my friends.

Gia's Poetry & Articles
11-11 Poetry: Nothing
10-11 Poetry: Walls of Saint Etienne
9-11 Poetry: That Would Be My Life
6-11 Antidepressants: My Experience
6-11 Poetry: The Happy Pills
5-11 Poetry: I'm Sorry
1-11 Poetry: Fire Escape
12-10 I Want to Go on a Date
11-10 First Loves and Second Loves
11-10 Poetry: Dear Dennis
10-10 Sunflowers and Motel Beds
9-10 Cutting: Letter to Myself
9-10 Poetry: How Do You Tell...?
8-10 College Acceptance Time
8-10 I'm a Relationshipaholic
8-10 "It's Like I Have ESPN or Something"
7-10 On the Cover
7-10 The Boy in Front of Algebra II
7-10 Two Pink Lines
7-10 Black Loafers
7-10 Poetry: Dreams of Yesterday
6-10 Poetry: Touch
5-10 Poetry: Commercial
5-10 Mind Games (Original Fiction)
4-10 Poetry: Press Play
3-10 Poetry: Seattle
2-10 Home Coming (Original Fiction)
2-10 Poetry: 747
1-10 Poetry: Hey Soldier
12-09 If I Wish Really Hard, Will Daddy Come Home?
12-09 Poetry: One
10-09 Who Said Dress Up Was Only for Girls
8-09 The Untimely Death of My Idol
8-09 Poetry: Neverland
5-09 My Cutting Story
5-09 Poetry: So I Met a Boy
5-09 Poetry: Letting Go Was Never My Strong Point
4-09 Poetry: When You've Slept Enough
2-09 Poetry: The Right Time
2-09 Poetry: Valentine's Day
1-09 Losing It All (Original Fiction)
12-08 Poetry: Another Holiday Season
11-08 Poetry: Gifted
11-08 Poetry: Flames Full of Hope
10-08 Poetry: Pretty Girls
10-08 Poetry: In the Field

Future Plans: I'm attending Florida Southern College in the fall to study mass communications and journalism. I want to work for ESPN as a broadcaster.

A Favorite Quote: "I don't mind not being cool." - Chris Martin (lead singer of Coldplay)

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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