Guest Post: Becoming a Young Author by Raeann Gillberg

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When I was very young, my mom would always read to me. I think it was this early sharing of literacy that inspired me to want to share my own literary works with the world. When I was six, I entered a writing contest and had my first opportunity to write a book. This experience sparked a love for the art of literature and helped to inspire me to imagine new story ideas.

I came up with the idea of The Ageless Gem series when I started to imagine the storyline in my head. I usually imagine stories in my head for fun, but The Ageless Gem was the only one I really felt like putting pen to paper for. The book series consists of two main characters who are siblings, and they have to travel around the world to find these gems at the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World before the main antagonist does.

As a young author, I may not have as much experience as an adult author, but that does not mean I can’t write a great story. I do not plan on The Ageless Gem series being the only book series I write; however it has been an amazing learning experience for me. It has also provided me with writing experience that I can use going forward with future books.

I hope you enjoy reading my book as much as I enjoyed writing it, and I hope that my works will inspire others to accomplish their dreams.

Book 1 in the Ageless Gem series

A delightfully adventurous debut from 14-year-old author, Raeann Gillberg!

Peter and his family are visiting Petra, a very old structure carved out of a cliff in Jordan and one of the seven wonders of the world. But for Peter this is anything besides a normal family vacation. From Peter’s strange dreams to Lilly’s crazy theories, nothing seems to make sense. Will Peter look past what he thinks he knows and find something inside himself he didn’t know was there? Will he unravel the mystery of the Ageless Gem, or is it nothing more than an ageless bedtime story?

The Ageless Gem will be out November 12, 2021. Preorder the Kindle version now. Paperback will be available on release day.

Learn more about author Raeann Gillberg.

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