Happy Halloween!!! Today’s AJOW author spotlight is so special for many reasons!! Today marks the end of our spotlight tour… and what better place to end than on the last story in the book!? If you have a copy of A Journey of Words, turn to the very last page of the book and read the short short story by Analise Paone! This author is only 8 years old and wow! Does her story pack a punch!!
I’m proud to have been published in the same book with her (and all the other fantastic authors in A Journey of Words!). To order your own copy of this amazing book today, please head to the Scout Media site!
AND to enter for a chance to win a FREE autographed copy of A Journey of Words, head over to my Facebook page later today for a special Halloween Giveaway!!
Title: The Other World
Synopsis: A girl stumbles into an alternate scary world through a blue glow and meets all the classic monsters.
What inspired you to write this story: I love to watch scary movies like “Poltergeist” and read scary books like “Goosebumps.” I love scary stuff so I thought to myself, “yeah, I should try that.”
How long have you been writing: I came up with story ideas when I was 6 years old, but I didn’t have the time to write them. When I turned 7 years old, I started to write poems, and when I was 8 years old, I started writing short stories and stapling the pages together and showing them to my family.
What genre do you usually write in: horror, comedy, and non-fiction.
What are you working on right now: I’m working on my first comic book and trying to work on more non-fiction stories and poetry.
What advice would you give to new writers: Come up with an idea and write it on paper first with a pencil so you can erase your mistakes. If you don’t know how to end a story or get stuck on a part, ask someone to help you. Also, put a lot of details and make your story make sense.