The Spellbinding Shelf Book Bloggers is a student organization at Arizona State University that gives college students practical writing and editing skills. We publish posts covering all things bookish including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Follow us on our journey to support avid readers and promote the local literary community through our student-run blog!
To the right, you can find an ongoing list of all contributors.
To read Rachel Hagerman’s “Letter From the Editor,” click here.
Mackenzie King is a sophomore at Barrett, the Honors College majoring in History and English Linguistics and minoring in German. She has previously interned at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Scholarly Publishing. She has also worked as a Community Activist for the Sedona Action Network, a group of organizations supporting social and economic justice. She currently works as a Research Assistant for the ASU History Department. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and knitting.
Jade Stanton is beginning her freshman year at Arizona State University. She is pursuing an Electrical Engineering degree through Barrett, the Honors College. She is a proud parent of multiple plants and an adorable dog. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, and playing the piano.
Roxanne Bingham is beginning her junior year at Arizona State University. She is pursuing a degree in Secondary Education (English) and Creative Writing through Barrett, The Honors College. She hopes to write a best-selling novel (or more) someday. At the moment, she works as an Online Writing Tutor for ASU and is entering her first semester of interning with a mentor teacher at a middle school.
Edward Dolehanty is a writer studying English at Arizona State University. He enjoys writing, reading, hiking, craft coffee, and arguing with his cats. He makes his living as a writing mentor and as a barista. He intends to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing. Follow him on most platforms as Edweirdworld.
Abhilasha Mandal is a student of computer science at ASU with a love for English literature. She is a fan of the classics, especially great love stories. Alongside her passion for writing, she hopes to build a career in data science. She sincerely believes the future holds the likes of The Great Automatic Grammatizator.
Erin Peters is a junior at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in English (Creative Writing). She writes as a way to explore, and hopefully shatter, her boundaries. Her love of reading fuels her passion for writing and she is the proud owner of a collection of over 300 books. In her free time she enjoys running, playing soccer, and spending time with her dog, Ruby.
Sharon Enck is a published writer, blogger, and film trivia aficionado. Her current project is an anthology of short stories, and she plans to teach English and spread her love of reading. When she isn’t studying or writing, she is spending time with her daughter, husband, and spoiled cat.
Amanda Thomas is a senior in Arizona State University’s Online Program. She majors in English and has studied Art and Humanities with Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She has always harbored a love for literature, creative writing, art, and all things strange and unusual. When at home, she enjoys reading, journaling, writing poetry, and painting while plants, pets, and her two children vie for her attention. She is an avid nature lover, and loves to spend time outdoors. She lives with her family in Omaha, Nebraska currently but plans to travel the world someday and write about and photograph her experiences.