April Q&A with Notre Dame Academy’s Kate Peterson

Kate Peterson is a senior at Notre Dame Academy. She is the captain of her school's varsity ski team and a member of the tennis team. She is in NDA’s National Honor Society and is involved in her school’s Growing Greener, Spanish, and Model UN clubs. Kate traveled to the Dominican republic this past summer to build houses for a community in need. With a great passion for psychology and science, she plans to major in neuroscience or health science in college. After reading the young adult novel Gripped Part 3: The Fallout by Stacy Padula, Kate was asked by the author to answer the following questions and provide honest teenage feedback.

Stacy Padula Selected as Top Inspirational Author of the Year for 2022

New York, NY (PRUnderground) March 17, 2022 Read this article on FOX Stacy Padula, author, publisher, producer, and counselor, was recently selected by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) as Top Inspirational Author of the Year for 2022. Stacy is being recognized for her exemplary efforts and genuine dedication to inspire and empower professionals … Continue reading Stacy Padula Selected as Top Inspirational Author of the Year for 2022

U-Miami Junior Discusses Stacy Padula’s Unique Writing Style in “Gripped”

Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami In Stacy Padula's Y.A. novel, Gripped Part 4: Smoke & Mirrors, I immensely enjoyed the dual storyline between Taylor’s unexpected secret life with his crime circle and the interactions of Cathy and Jason. This setup allowed for the reader to be learning more information about Taylor in one … Continue reading U-Miami Junior Discusses Stacy Padula’s Unique Writing Style in “Gripped”

Y.A. Novel “Blindsided” Shows How Even The Most Unlikely Teens Can Fall Victim to Substance Abuse

Stacy Padula’s story, Gripped Part 2: Blindsided is a 5/5 star read, as it is a captivating and revealing story on the dangers of drugs. An important read for people of all ages, this book shows how drugs can become a prominent factor in anyone’s life, even those who it would be least suspected of. The novel is able to keep the reader curious and engaged with each chapter, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

Y.A. Novel Prepares High School Freshmen and Parents for Social Pressures

Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami The usage of drugs are more prevalent than ever, mostly in high schools and colleges. While many teenagers may feel as if they will be able to avoid drugs, most are influenced to take a substance at some point in high school or college to enhance their social … Continue reading Y.A. Novel Prepares High School Freshmen and Parents for Social Pressures

Teen Author Isabelle Semas Recommends “Taylor’s Story” to Her Peers

Isabelle Semas By Isabelle Semas, Massachusetts Based on the content of this book, I would recommend Gripped 5: Taylor’s Story to college and high school students. The topics introduced, as well as the ages of the characters, would be most applicable to that audience.  That being said, people of many ages will enjoy the mystery and … Continue reading Teen Author Isabelle Semas Recommends “Taylor’s Story” to Her Peers