Author Jeanne Ryan discusses Charisma and gene therapy

Posted: March 6, 2015 at 7:55 pm

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Author Jeanne Ryan talks with Hypable about her book Charisma and whether or not she would take her fictional drug if given the chance.

Charisma follows the story of Aislyn, a painfully shy junior in high school who suffers from social anxiety. Speaking up in class and trying to have fun with her friends at a party are well outside her comfort zone. She finds out about a new underground gene therapy treatment in the form of a drug called Charisma. Aislyns personality completely changes, and suddenly shes exactly the person she wanted to be all along.

But theres one problem. The therapy appears to be contagious and deadly. Worse yet, the doctor who gave her and a select number of other patients the drug suddenly disappears. Read our review.

Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.

Two of my brothers have the same name, kind of by accident. Just after my mom gave birth to her sixth kid in less than seven years, the nurse asked the name of her baby. Thinking the nurse meant the baby at home, my sleep-deprived mom gave her his name, and it ended up on the birth certificate.

I could swear that when I was a kid a certain soup company ran a commercial where the main lyric in its jingle was Constipation got you down? However, to this day, I have never been able to find anyone else who remembers this.

Until more recently than I care to admit, I thought narwhals were fictional. (In my defense, they look totally fake in photos!)

Id love to go to Burning Man one day.

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Author Jeanne Ryan discusses Charisma and gene therapy

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