Karissa Swartz is a recent graduate of high school. She enjoys painting, journaling, and running. She is always out on the look for the best new books and loves to be out in nature and ensconced in literature. Along with her other activities, writing has always been a passion of hers—she believes that words are one of the most powerful tools humans possess; through them, the heart can be touched and the soul can be revealed. Karissa loves to have good discussions with people of varying opinions. You can follow Karissa on Twitter at @karissa_swartz. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.