Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Age 21, South Wales, United Kingdom

Joined the SDM Team: October 2010

Why I Write for SDM: I write for Sweet Designs Magazine because I love to write and hope my life experiences can help other readers!

Activities, Sports, Interests: Music, reading, writing, playing guitar, and driving.

Favorite Authors: Larell K. Hamilton, Kelley Armstrong, JK Rowling, Charles Dickens, and Michel Faber.

Favorite School Subjects: English

Favorite Movies: The Devil Wears Prada, The Butterfly Effect, Donnie Darko, and Mean Girls.

Favorite TV Shows: Buffy, Angel, Veronica Mars, and Heroes.

I listen to: The Gaslight Anthem, Motion City Soundtrack, Avril Lavigne, The Get Up Kids, Third Eye Blind, Mayday Parade, Taylor Swift, and anything that sounds beautiful!

Most Important Values: Honesty and standing up for what you believe in.

I enjoy: Walks on the beach, being near the sea, laughing so much that you cry, meeting new people, random days out, and drives.

Future Plans: I ultimately want to be an author, but plan to go into newspaper journalism. I want to be a crime reporter!

Joanna's Articles
3-12 When TV Shows Depict Your Life
3-12 Starting Something New
2-12 The Differences Between Men and Women
2-12 The Anita Blake Series
8-11 Original Fiction: The Cellmate
7-11 Creative Writing: The Safehouse
7-11 Marriage Vs. Weddings
6-11 Creative Writing: The Farmhouse
6-11 Competition
4-11 On the Cover - Joanna
4-11 Books vs. Computers
4-11 Women and War: A Tenby Lifeboat Family
4-11 Online Gaming: Not Just for the Boys
4-11 Lucky
3-11 Looking After Yourself
2-11 Valentine's Day for Single Girls
2-11 Meeting Your Parents
1-11 Creative Writing: Change
1-11 Meeting His Parents
1-11 Sticking to New Year's Resolutions
12-10 Living with Diabetes
12-10 Christmas Traditions
11-10 Balancing Independence and Family

What I'm All About: Being myself, being the best person I know how to be, and being happy.

Favorite Quotes: "Happiness is never stopping to think if you are." - Palmer Sondreal

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." - Mark Twain

"You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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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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