16 and publlished already!!

Last November a personal essay I wrote was published in an honest to goodness book!! haha it is called Red: The Next Generation of American Writers, Teenage Girls, on What Fires up Their Lives Today [or Red: The Book for short]. I did readings in bookstores and my essay [about how my sister was in Thailand during the tsunami] was even quoted in a review of the book. It is coming out in soft cover sometime in November, I am recommend it, great gift for family members with kids.

shameless plug http://www.amazon.com/Red-Generation-American-Writers-Teenage-Girls/dp/1594630402/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218319169&sr=8-2

My essay is one of about 58 essay chosen out of I think 500 from all over the country, and this experience convinced me finally that I want to become a writer, not just write as a hobby once every few months.

I hope this is the first of more,
Claudia NYC :smiley:

Great accomplishment, Claudia. Good luck for you career!