Our Team

Senior Interns
Elizabeth Harvey, Needham, MA
Senior Communications & Marketing Intern – The Gripped Book Series

Elizabeth first interned for Stacy Padula during the 2016-2017 school year. We are delighted to have her back as part of our team. Elizabeth is a college sophomore, where she studies communications. She is originally from Needham, Massachusetts. She enjoys creative writing and has a passion for traveling which she has pursued since high school. She looks forward to continuing her work on the Gripped book series!

Samantha Waxman, Easton, MA
Senior Communications Intern – The Gripped & MLH Book Series

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Samantha is a senior at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, MA. Some of her hobbies include cheering for her high school’s team, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her dog Rosie. Samantha’s favorite subject in school is history, and she is excited to start her senior year. Sam has been selected to work on the new Gripped book series before its publication.

Articles by Samantha:

Reviewing MLH #1: Good for Teens!

Q & A on MLH book #1 with Sam Waxman of Easton, MA

Honest Thoughts on MLH #2: When Darkness Tries to Hide

Q&A with Samantha Waxman on Stacy Padula’s Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide”

Q&A with Samantha Waxman on Young Adult Novel “The Aftermath” by Stacy Padula

The Aftermath by Stacy Padula is an Encouraging Book for Teens

Samantha Waxman on “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula

Q&A with Samantha Waxman on “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula

Q&A with Samantha Waxman on Young Adult Thriller “The Forces Within”

New Young Adult Thriller is a Must Read for Teens!


Interns
Montana Aldridge, Plymouth, MA
Communications Intern – The Gripped & MLH Book Series

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Montana is a senior at Plymouth North High School. She loves the beach, psychology, writing, reading, and working. Montana plans to study business or communications as an undergraduate. She will begin working on the Gripped book series once it debuts.

Articles by Montana:

Q&A on Stacy Padula’s 1st book!

Plymouth North High School’s Montana Aldridge on The Right Person by Stacy Padula

Nicholas Alva, Tempe, AZ
Communications Intern – The Gripped Book Series
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Nicholas is sophomore at Arizona State University, where he studies Communications. Nicholas is originally from Needham, Massachusetts. He is an avid sports fan and world traveler. His main interests lie in journalism, sports statistics, playing hockey, and attending athletic events. Nick hopes to have a career in the field of sports journalism. He has been chosen to work on the Gripped book series before its release.

Kyle Banker, Needham, MA
Communications Intern – The Gripped Book Series

Kyle is a Senior at Beaver Country Day School. His favorite subjects at school include Biology, English, and Entrepreneurship. Some of his hobbies include playing soccer and hockey, volunteering, and being with friends and family. Kyle plans to study Biological Sciences in college.

Articles by Kyle:

Why You Should Read the #1 New Release “Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told”

Joanna Dakoyannis, Dover, MA
Communications Intern – The MLH Book Series

Joanna Dakoyannis is a junior at Dover-Sherborn High School. She enjoys creative writing, traveling, going to the gym, running track for her high school team and loves cheering on the team at school sporting events. She plans to be a science major in college and hopes to eventually attend dental school.

Jenna Finnerty, Norwell, MA
Communications Intern – The MLH Book Series

Jenna Finnerty is a senior at Norwell High School in Norwell, Massachusetts. She is planning to major in nursing next year. Jenna has accrued years of experience as a cheerleader and gymnast. She also has a passion for traveling and looks forward to studying abroad in college.

Articles by Jenna:

Q&A on MLH #1 with Jenna Finnerty

The Right Person by Stacy Padula Accurately Depicts High School Social Challenges

Hope Found in Darkness: A Young Adult Book Review by Jenna Finnerty

Q&A with Jenna Finnerty on Young Adult Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide”

Jack Gallagher, Norwell, MA
Communications Intern – The MLH & Gripped Book Series

Jack Gallagher is a rising junior at Norwell High School. At school, some of his favorite subjects include History, English, and Biology. Outside of the classroom, he competes in sports such as football, swimming, and lacrosse. He looks forward to the challenges that this school year will hold and the ways he will figure out how to overcome them!

Articles by Jack:

An Honest Review of The Right Person by Stacy Padula

Q&A on Montgomery Lake High #1

Jennifer O’Sullivan, Dover, MA
Communications Intern – The MLH Book Series

Jennifer O’Sullivan is a junior at Dover Sherborn High School who enjoys reading, playing the piano, spending time with friends and doing volunteer work. Jennifer leads her school’s community service club, runs on her school’s cross country and track teams and loves to travel, especially to Ireland where she spends time with friends and family.

Rebecca Ronning, New York, NY
Communications Intern – The MLH Book Series

Rebecca is a junior at Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn, New York. As a city kid, some of her hobbies include riding the subway and exploring the city with friends, making all kinds of art and traveling with her family and experiencing new and exciting things along the way.

Articles by Rebecca:

Montgomery Lake High #1 by Stacy Padula Truly Captures the High School Experience!

Q & A on “The Right Person” by Stacy Padula with Rebecca Ronning

Q&A with Rebecca Ronning on Young Adult Lit!

Rebecca Ronning on When Darkness Tries to Hide by Stacy Padula – YA Lit for 2018!

Q&A on When Darkness Tries to Hide with Rebecca Ronning

A Teen’s Opinion of The Aftermath by Stacy Padula

Q&A with Rebecca Ronning – November 2018 (NYC)

Q&A with Rebecca Ronning on Young Adult Thriller “The Forces Within”

Caitlin Shields, New York, NY
Communications Intern – The MLH & Gripped Book Series

Caitlin is a freshman at Fordham University where she studies Communications. Her favorite hobbies include reading about psychology, photography, fitness, community service, and traveling. Caitlin has been heavily involved with volunteering and raising funds for The Boys & Girls Club of Brockton since age fourteen. Caitlin has a passion for connecting with others and hopes to have a career focused on helping others.

Articles by Caitlin:

Q&A with Caitlin Shields on Young Adult Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide”

Sophia Tufankjian, Duxbury, MA
Communications Intern – The MLH Book Series

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Sophia is a senior at Duxbury High School. Some of her hobbies include volunteering, being involved in her church, and writing. She plans to study business or communications in college.

Articles by Sophia:

A Young Adult Fiction Review by Sophia Tufankjian

A Positive Message for Teen Readers

Q&A with Sophia Tufankjian on Teen Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide”

MLH #2 is a Page Turner for Teens

Q&A with Sophia Tufankjian on “The Aftermath” by Stacy Padula


2018

Caroline Forbes, Needham, MA
Communications Intern – The MLH Book Series

Caroline is a senior at Needham High School. She is an avid cheerleader, who coaches an All-star team. Caroline plans to study communications or marketing in college.

Articles by Caroline:

Caroline Forbes Reviews The 1st Book in the Montgomery Lake High Young Adult Book Series

Q&A with Caroline Forbes on Montgomery Lake High #1: The Right Person

Charlotte Silverman, Needham, MA
Communications Intern – The MLH Book Series

Charlotte Silverman is a senior at Needham High School. At school, her favorite subjects include English, Biology, and Computer Science. Outside of school, she runs indoor and outdoor track, and loves spending time with friends and family. She looks forward to overcoming challenges and exploring new experiences during her senior year.

Good for parents & teens: Montgomery Lake High #1!

A Fantastic Book for Teens Experiencing Tragedy


2017-2018

Kelly Mitchell & Charlotte Moynihan of Needham, MA

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Kelly Mitchell and Charlotte Moynihan are seniors at Newton Country Day School in Newton, Massachusetts. They both demonstrate an uncanny ability to understand complex texts and perceive underlying themes within stories. Kelly and Charlotte actively read and analyze each Montgomery Lake High book. They provide constructive feedback from a teenager’s perspective on characters and plot points, as well as write book reviews and complete Q&A’s that are published online. This winter, Kelly and Charlotte will be creating thematic video trailers to advertise the series to a teenage audience. As top students in their graduating class, their feedback is highly valued. Kelly will be attending Notre Dame in the fall of 2018 and Charlotte will be attending the University of Richmond. We are extremely proud of all of their accomplishments!

Articles by Kelly & Charlotte:
The Right Person Review by Kelly Mitchell
Q&A on MLH #1 by Kelly Mitchell
Q&A on MLH #2 by Kelly Mitchell
The Right Person Review by Charlotte Moynihan
Synopsis of When Darkness Tries to Hide by Charlotte Moynihan
The Battle for Innocence Review by Charlotte Moynihan
The Aftermath Review by Kelly Mitchell
Q&A on The Aftermath by Kelly Mitchell

2016-2017

Elizabeth Harvey, Needham, MA

Elizabeth graduated from Dana Hall School in 2017 (Wellesley, Massachusetts). She currently attends The SI Newhouse School of Communication at Syracuse University with a focus on Public Relations. We are so proud of her acceptance into such a renowned program!

Articles by Elizabeth:
The Right Person Q&A
The MLH Characters
The Aftermath Review 
The Aftermath – The Spiritual Battle 
The Forces Within Review
The Forces Within – The Spiritual Warfare
Videos by Elizabeth: