Alumna Sophia Stuart (BA Drama & Theatre Studies, 1991) has released a new novel, Lottie Lyons Rookie Reporter.
Set in 1935, Lottie Lyons is a young Californian who wants (more than anything) to be a reporter in Manhattan. She takes the cross-country train, carrying just one bag and a typewriter, checks into a boarding house, and starts pitching newspaper and magazine editors. But there’s trouble on the horizon: Ruthless competitors, glorious (and multiple) romantic prospects and a tempting call from Hollywood all threaten to derail her dreams.
"It's the book I wish I'd read at 15 when I was dying to become a journalist and had no idea how," Sophia says. "So, while I had time on my hands during the pandemic, here in Los Angeles, CA, I wrote it, edited it, commissioned a cover, hired a production layout person - and published it!"
Lottie Lyons Rookie Reporter is out now on Amazon.