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Writing Grad Thrives as Novelist, Web Comic Author
Sal Pane '07

September 25, 2015

Author of the novel, Last Call in the City of Bridges, and co-creator of the web comic Montgomery X Chesterfield, Gentleman of the 22nd Century, Sal Pane ‘07 is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of Indianapolis.

Is anything in your web comic based on your time at Susquehanna?

No, but I'm working on a second novel right now, and there's a section that takes place at Susquehanna. It was fun to get what it felt like to be a freshman at SU on the page. There's this feeling that this happy moment in your life will last forever, but really it ends so quickly.

What is one piece of advice you would give the students in the creative writing program?

Trust your professors. I don't think some students realize how high quality SU's creative writing program is when compared to other institutions. The professors treat you like real writers, not like students, and the coaching and advice they give you will be invaluable for years to come.

What does it mean to you to have been a part of our creative writing program?

It means everything. Literally every good thing in my life has stemmed from being a creative writing major at Susquehanna. I can't express how grateful I am to have had that opportunity at such a young age. 

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