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Published:March 4th, 2012 18:40 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with 17 Year Old Emily Beaver, Author of 'Slipping Reality'

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: