About the Author

Every good story is life-changing. Many books have changed my life for the better, and I want to make that experience possible for other people. I love sharing and helping people, and writing is the only way I can connect with others on an intellectual and emotional level. When my over-active imagination falls in love with an idea, theme, or character, the story comes out of me. And I want to share it with anyone who is willing to read.

My mind and storytelling are intertwined, and I rely on my keyboard to express myself and discover things I never anticipated. So even if the universe told me one day that no one would ever read what I wrote, I would still keep writing.

I’m the author of Talismen: Birthstones. I began writing stories in elementary school and started working on the Talismen series in middle school after I fell in love with novels. After having a crisis of confidence, I finally publishing it in the ninth grade through Amazon under the company name Metoka Publishing. After graduating as valedictorian from Cinco Ranch High, I enrolled as a Dean’s Scholar at UT Austin, majoring in biology and humanities. I currently work as a staff writer for FreshU. On some social media I go by Black Page. I’m still working on an official pen name, so you may see remnants of “Black Page” and “E.B.C Teller” around my website or social media!

This website contains all the info you will ever need (though not necessarily want) about my writing life. Below you’ll find a short list of my publications, and on related pages you’ll find my FAQ and Ask the Author. Please feel free to ask the author (that’s me) a question! I 100% sincerely enjoy interacting with all of you in every way possible, and I love answering your questions!



Talismen: Birthstones

Published: February, 2012

Edition(s): Second

Cover Art: Sara Puett

Genre: Fantasy + Scifi

Inspiration(s): Warriors by Erin Hunter and the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.

Blurb: View on Amazon or on our Home Page

Official Color: Green

Grades: 4 – 10

Teams: Team Strayer and Team Talismen

Where can I get it? You can read it for free on this website or find it on Amazon for paperback and eBook versions.


Current Host: This website

Features: Book Reviews, Sneak Peaks, and “Insomnia Posts,” which are narratives about my various thoughts, philosophies, and discoveries.


What is it? An online publication by freshmen, for freshmen founded by Kate Beckman.

Feature(s): Anything nonfiction, from editorials to self-help articles to news.

How am I involved? I’m a biwwekly staff writer based in UT Austin.

What do I do? I generally write research, self-help, and/or interview articles. My Facebook and Twitter pages update each time I publish an article!

Publications: Over 30 articles since July, 2016!