okay, last year i wrote this paper for history, for a family history project, and i wrote about my aunts, who're suing the state of CA for gay marriage rights. well, a lot of things happened, and this woman read it, and thought it was really good, so - with my permission - she submited it to this board that's going to be publishing a book of essays by teenagers, and out of 400+ papers, mine was one of the ones chossen!!! isn't that so cool?!?! it's coming out (no pun intended) in february, and it's called hip deep. i'm extatic.