Hello, my name is Mary Kate DeJardin, and I will be interning with Stoneboat this spring. I grew up in the small town of Luxemburg, Wisconsin, and I have been reading and writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for the last nine years, although poetry has always been my favorite to write and read. As a child, I filled many books with poems or story ideas that would pop into my head at any place or time. If I didn’t have my notebook with me, a random napkin would happily take its place. As years passed, my passion for writing never ceased. In fact, it grew, which led me to Lakeland College, where I am currently a senior and in the final semester of my writing major. I am very excited to work with Stoneboat and those who share my passion for writing. I look forward to gaining valuable knowledge and bettering myself as a writer.