This fall, Heitlinger expanded from blog posts to books with her self-published work, The Freshman 50. The book—which is available as an e-book—is composed of various anecdotes and pieces of advice for incoming college freshman told by the Carrie Bradshaw-esque big sister you never had. The lessons range from dorm life to hookups, and delve into academics with advice for coping with a challenging college curriculum. Others caution against unfortunate freshman faux-pas, like being the creepy guy who friends the entire class on Facebook before setting foot on campus.
Lots of GREAT news regarding The Freshman 50.
First, it’s now available on BN.com. It’s published as a Barnes & Noble ebook (pubit). It can be read on a Nook device or a Nook app. As a Nook owner myself, I was thrilled to get my book on B&N!!!
TF50 (as I’ve lovingly begun to call it) is also on Facebook! Like and become a fan for all the updates!
Now for a few FAQ:
1. Can I read TF50 if I don’t have a Kindle?
YES! You can download a free Kindle application for all kinds of devices (PC, Apple, cell phones, etc.) And now you can read it on a Nook, or any of the free Nook apps!
2. When did you have time to write it?
I wrote it the summer after my freshman year. I did a lot of the writing while I was babysitting and all the kids were asleep.
3. Why did you write TF50?
It started as a simple list of things that I wished someone had told me before I left for Georgetown. Once I had about 20 or 30 items, I realized that I should just write a book!
Last, but not least, an excerpt from a review by The Georgetown Voice:
I’ve had great feedback from you guys- THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!