Felicia is a prime example of a girl who entered the Writers Fusion program as a confused and sometimes self-destructive 11th grader in high school. She had recently returned from a summer stint at a juvenile rehab center and suffered from confidence issues while seeking refuge among the fringe elements of the high school culture.
At the end of her first year, Felicia did not want to turn in the rough draft of her novel, The Nameless. Mired in a cloud of self-doubt and fear, Felicia thought she hadn’t written anything anyone would ever care about, or want to read. She took to hiding from those involved in Writers Fusion, staff and students alike, until cornered two days before the deadline and convinced to hand over the flash drive containing the chapters of her manuscript.
Felicia was one of the students awarded a contract that year by a local literary agency.
She missed the awards luncheon (out of school suspension, which she insists she didn’t provoke,) but was recognized and given the contract later. From that moment, Felicia was a changed young woman: she held her head high when walking the halls and morphed into a leader and spokesperson for the program at school.