Sycamore graduate to launch book in February


Sycamore graduate Jasmine Warga’s new novel, “My Heart and Other Black Holes” will be released Febuary 10 at the Fields Ertel Barnes and Noble. She talked to students here in late October about the novel, which is based upon some of her own experiences. Along with finding personal voice, she also stressed being authentic. Photo courtesy of

Natalie Brinkman

“Be motivated by the people who are better than you, everyone is striving to get better, you are in a race against yourself,” said 2006 Sycamore graduate Jasmine Warga visited in late October.

The Sycamore graduate’s book, “My Heart and Other Black Holes” will be released at the Barnes and Noble on Fields Ertel on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

In a short question and answer discussion she said that this book was purely emotionally based, and that her writing gets her questions answered.  This novel  being based off of her “first” adult experience, which involved one of her close friends.

“The book is being published by Harper Collins, which purchased the manuscript from Warga in a six-figure deal. It is also being published internationally in 12 languages,” according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Furthermore, she stated that it is more important to be authentic than to be original. Reading is another important aspect to being a writer; you develop ideas and personal voice.

“Everybody wants to write, not read. But reading is the most important component,” said Warga.

Currently the author is working on her second book, and will be touring with two other novelists after the launch of “My Heart and other Black Holes” in Cincinnati.