Write and edit her own book. That mandate has held the top spot on Grace Jordan's bucket list since she was 7 years old. But now the sophomore and business management major at UAH can finally check it off, thanks to the debut of her brand-new novel, The Titans' Debt. As with any writing project, Jordan's biggest challenge was figuring out the plot. "I realized that in the past I never planned anything out, so I would start and then fizzle out," she says. So this time, she looked to other books she'd read and enjoyed to flesh out her 'girl on a quest' storyline. "They're just about people going on a journey, but that takes up a whole book," she points out. "It doesn't just say, 'They left and they got there.'" Next up was creating characters, starting with her main character, Cassandra Valiant. The name came to Jordan a while back, but she confesses that naming characters in general isn't one of her strengths. "They're really hard because you have to live with them forever," she says. "And you don't want to be too uncreative or too creative with names people can't pronounce."