Book Design: Angst: Teen Verses from the Edge

Partnering with teen writer Karen Tom, I created a site in 1998 called Planetkiki, a popular teen web community. Through the site’s popularity we were able to publish this book on Workman Press. We won top honors from the American Library Association, nominated for Best Young Adult Book, 2002; and we won “Best quick pick for reluctant readers.” Angst was an anthology of the best teen poetry collected from the site. The site itself, formerly located at won Best Web Site at the SXSW festival in 2001, and was widely lauded by magazines from Mademoiselle to Seventeen.

The Austin Chronicle said “Sure, there’s the fashion, fortune, and film reviews. But what makes “Planet Kiki” stand out (other than its design) is the ample opportunities for girls to publish their writing online.”