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Deanna Nguyen

Deanna Nguyen is a staff writer for Girls in Capes from the West Coast. She is working towards graduating with a double major in English and Journalism and an emphasis in Creative Writing at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Beyond school, she can be found at anime conventions that occur throughout the year and has cosplayed a few times. Her fandoms, which she overdoses on, are Gintama, Final Fantasy VII, X, and XV, The Legend of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, and Mystic Messenger.

Aside from anime and video games, she’s been reading YA fantasy since middle school and is in search of more diverse characters and relationships. Her all-time favorite series include The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, and The Young Elites by Marie Lu. She does have a Goodreads account but has yet to publish a formal review.

Currently, Deanna is writing two novels with one rooted in fantasy while the other in sci-fi. She worked on a project to create an online web magazine in 2015, which can be found at Tokyo Ramen House Press, and co-wrote a listicle called “47 Things All Bubble Tea Baristas Think About” which received over thousands of views and approximately 30,000 visitors on the site. She has also written for Her Campus, the #1 global community for college women, and was an editor for her chapter.

Follow her on Twitter @deetheshortee.