Growing UPstate

by Makayla-Courtney McGeeney


Book Details

A combination of blog posts, short stories and metaphors, about the life of a girl growing up in New York.

Ever since her father died unexpectedly in 2005, Makayla has been searching through life to locate independence and build the foundation for her own success. After rekindling the relationship with her mother and her father’s family, Makayla struggles to make her own decisions regarding friends, a job and eventually when choosing which college to attend. The young adult escapes her small home town to survive in the real world as she embarks on a journey.


About the Author

Makayla-Courtney McGeeney

Makayla-Courtney McGeeney is a photographer and published journalist in the Albany Times Union and on Majoring in Journalism and Public Relations at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Makayla has earned a number of Journalism awards and scholarships. At home in the Capital District, Makayla lives with her mother, dog and two cats.

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