ASFA-CW Senior Profile: Blanca Tallaj

Memory Lane

Blanca’s Cadence bios through the years:

  • Blanca Tallaj hopes she will somehow get transported into a book and see what it would be like to be a character from a story, feeding adventures to hopeful, dreaming people who read. (2013)
  • Blanca Tallaj is in the gutter, but she is looking at the stars. (2014)
  • Blanca Tallaj will tell you she loves you even though she knows you know (talking to you, Han Solo). (2015)
  • Blanca Tallaj transcends. (2016)
  • Blanca Tallaj stops time for ten seconds even though it’s more like ten minutes. (2017)
  • Happy #CincoDeMayo! Blanca Tallaj loves Hispanics! (2018)

Seven Questions: Past, Present, Future

What’s your first creative memory?

My first creative memory dates all the way back to preschool. I went to a Montessori school, and my favorite lesson in school was dictating a story to a teacher, who would write it down on a sheet of paper. Once you finished telling your story, the teacher would hand you the piece of paper and you could draw a picture next to your story. I don’t remember the first story I wrote, but I have old preschool stories from that time, and they’re really amusing to read. They’re completely nonsensical, but wildly entertaining. I’ve been writing ever since. Continue reading