Author: Elijah Napuri
I grew up in two cities. One was Baldwin Park, California and the other was Pasadena, California. I got very familiar with both cities because my parents never got married and split up just when I was born, so naturally I had to bounce back and forth between the two. I didn’t have a terrible childhood but just like any other lower middle class kid, I constantly wished and dreamed of something better. That’s where my writing came into play. Although I never had any kind of aspirations of being a writer when I was younger, I always used to notice that it came so naturally. I’ve always felt like I had a head full of ideas and a heart full of emotions, and if I didn’t get them out somehow I was going to lose them, so I had to do something about it. I had no idea coming into this that something so simple and essential like a pen and paper can mean so much. But I’m glad I found it and I’m glad it found me and that’s something I intend on forever keeping.