Lacy Pita is a story of a 14-year-old girl whose new experience of going to a Girls Who Code camp starts her on the path of growing into her new identity. The path includes her first real friend and the establishment of a business writing apps. Lacy wins access to an AI in a coding camp contest and wonders why talking to it feels like talking to a person. She likes word and math games, calling her new business the Echo Grid Owls because it is an anagram of Girls Who Code. Her first experience out of the house alone is a character-building event.
About the Author: Rick Stevens
I’ve been a psychology professor for three decades. I teach about how we perceive the world as well as how memory and attention work. Now that I am considering retirement, I’m writing for my own enjoyment, hopefully for others’, too. I’ve been writing about characters who are between 11 and 16 years old, but I’m hoping that adults will enjoy the stories, too.