New Fantasy Fiction Book by 13yo Homeschooler

My 13-year-old daughter just released her first book on Kindle:

  • Banished (The Riddled Stone, Book One)
    Falsely accused of stealing a magic artifact, Chris is forced to leave home, never to return. As he and three friends travel toward the border, however, they are warned of great danger approaching the land. They set out to solve an ancient riddle — but will they be able to save the kingdom, or will the quest cost them their lives?

[Update 7/6/12: The paperback book is now “In Stock” at Amazon (yay!). They are even including the book in their buy-3-get-1-free promotion for books and home/garden items.]

Teresa (also known as Princess Kitten) has done the NaNoWriMo Youth Program as part of her language studies for the past three years and has written many stories on her blog, but this is the first time we’ve followed through and published one of her books.

Of course I’m biased, but I think she did a pretty good job, as first books go. It’s clearly the beginning of a series, so she sets up more plot threads than she resolves — but I did convince her not to wait for this year’s NaNoWriMo to start Book Two. (I want to find out what happens next!)

Anyway, if you or your kids enjoy fantasy fiction and are interested in reading something written by a teenage homeschooler — and if you have a Kindle or Kindle Reading App — please download the sample chapters of her book and check it out. She would love to get some reviews!

6 thoughts on “New Fantasy Fiction Book by 13yo Homeschooler

  1. Shoot! They changed the Amazon page since I wrote this post. Now it says “out of print” and won’t let anyone make an advance order. But our proof copy should arrive today or tomorrow, and here’s hoping the 4-for-3 offer is still good when we get everything settled…

    1. Wow, thank you for the offer! I will pass the idea on to her (she’s away at a friend’s house today) and email you her response.

  2. Yes, the Kindle version has been working fine — in fact, it has already been updated a few times, as we noticed mistakes that snuck through the editing process. (The bane of all writers: typos that you notice only *after* the book is printed. It doesn’t matter that we went through dozens of revision drafts. Argh!) The print version will probably be sorted out in a couple of days. I hope.

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