An imperfect, unremarkable girl makes a hero’s journey. Ellie Stanton needed to have a good day. The universe had something else in store. Getting caught shoplifting. Check. Dumping her lame boyfriend. Check. Expulsion from school. Check. Getting kicked out of her house and then stealing her mother’s car while she’s in a New Jersey turnpike rest stop Cinnabon? Check. The only sensible option is to run as fast as she can and never look back. Now Ellie is running going cross country to raise a little hell and maybe along the way learn everything she needs to know about life.
Aurora Zahni is a former rebel who's trying to bring a little bit of Judy Blume and Sylvia Plath to the Twilight Generation. Over the years he has given half-assed / full throttle contributions to numerous zines and blogs, written a web movie and done significantly well in countless competitive eating events.
When he was in the 8th grade he was on the local evening news. A dead body was being lifted out of the water at a marina by the Meadowlands and you could clearly see him standing in the background watching, looking a bit excited for the camera. Looking back it may have been the highlight of his entire childhood.