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June 12, 2014

Girls Got Game

Dear Reader,

You know what I love? What totally makes my day? Girls with game. Girls who won’t be stopped. Girls who grab the world by its tail and make it sit, stay, and fetch.

I met two girls like that in LA during my book tour. After my event with Bea Miller, two young women came up to me. They were toting a microphone and video camera. They introduced themselves as Kennia Cardenas and Zoe Johnson and asked if they could do an interview for their website,www.celebsecrets4u.com

They were totally gungho and so sweet, so I said sure. They set up their equipment and asked their questions. They were smart, funny, and professional, and I really enjoyed talking with them. When they finished, me being my nosy self, I started asking them questions.

Turns out they’re in college and journalism- minded. So they decided to be journalists. Like, now. Without asking anyone’s permission. Because they want to. They and their celeb secrets colleagues – most of whom are teenagers – just pick up their mikes and cameras, set off after their subjects, and ask for interviews. I think that’s incredibly awesome.

Mainly they’re after Young Hollywood. (Exactly where I fit into that category, I do not know.) Sometimes the celebs they’re after grant an interview, and sometimes Kennia and Zoe get shut right down by an A-lister’s handlers. But it doesn’t stop them. They shrug the rejections off with a smile and keep going. They recounted some of their fails for me with grace and good humor and I thought, Wow, you guys are totally going to make it in whatever you choose to do.  

So JLaw and Gaga and Biebs, if the girls from celebsecrets4u want to interview you, say yes. Because they’ll be so glad, and so will you -- especially in a couple of years, when Kennia and Zoe are calling the shots at Access Hollywood! 

(To check out celeb secrets’ full coverage of the Deep Blue launch event, go here: http://celebsecrets4u.com/2014/05/14/jennifer-donnelly-bea-miller-talk-deep-blue-watch-the-interview-beamiller/)

With best wishes,
Jennifer Donnelly


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