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Published:March 4th, 2012 18:40 EST

Judyth Piazza chats with 17 Year Old Emily Beaver, Author of 'Slipping Reality'

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Emily Beaver wrote her first book at 14 years old as a tribute to her older brother and only sibling, Matthew, who passed away from cancer. A dedicated writer since the age of 8, she dreamed of publishing a novel in her teenage years, and it was her brother who gave her the courage and passion to do so. Slipping Reality released July 2011 and is a thinly veiled fictional story based on Emily`s own experience dealing with the pain of her brother`s battle with Ewing`s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. 

Emily is an AP Scholar and enjoying her senior year of high school. Her writing can be seen in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book, various magazines, and She is also a regular contributor on, where a piece on her brother received an award for Most Inspiring. " 

In addition to writing, Emily loves acting and singing " she recently led school productions of Fiddler on the Roof and Noises Off, and is in the audition-only Women`s Ensemble as a section leader. She also enjoys public speaking, taking voice lessons, playing the piano and volunteering as a teacher of Hebrew and Judaica to third graders at Temple Adat Shalom. Emily is based in San Diego, but is happiest roaming Disneyland as often as possible. 





Twitter: @MissEmilyBeaver

Facebook: Slipping Reality

Memorial Video for Emily`s brother, Matthew Beaver: