THERE aren’t many 14-year-olds who can say they are published authors.
But Megan Baker is a whizz with words.
The teenager’s novel, Apocalypse Road, has been published and is available on Amazon.
It is a compelling tale about the journey of four people surviving in Gosport after a zombie invasion.
Megan’s efforts have been praised by her mum Fee Baker, who has nominated her daughter in the Arts/Media Star category of The News’ Youth Awards.
Mrs Baker, of Palmyra Road, Gosport, said: ‘Back in November, Megan entered an online challenge in which you had to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.
‘Despite having just taken on one of the lead female roles in the school production of Dracula, and under the proviso that her school work didn’t suffer, Megan spent every free moment writing – even when we were visiting relatives Megan would tap away on her laptop in the car or find a quiet corner where she could keep writing.
‘As a result of all her effort, Megan wrote over the required 50,000 words in November and as a “winner” of the challenge has had her book, Apocalypse Road, published by Amazon. Megan is currently working on the sequel.’
On World Book Day, Megan was invited to Brockhurst Infant School to talk to the children about her book and her love of writing.
This is the second year of The News Youth Awards to celebrate young people.
We are looking to reward youngsters aged 17 and under who have gone the extra mile.Call Rosie Morgan on (023) 9262 2202 to request a nomination form or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.