Kwarts Publishers recently had the privilege of helping the 13-year old Tshiamo to self-publish her first book, The Adventures of Malawi - Bizzaro Alliance: Squeaky but Sneaky! In between school, writing and all her other activities, she made some time to answer a few questions about herself and her writing.
I am 13 years old and live in Hartbeespoort Dam with my dad, mom, brother and aunty. I attend Pecanwood College.
I went to my first creative writing class at the age of ten. I was a lot of fun and I felt so free to write whatever was on my mind. It was very enjoyable!
It took me about four weeks to write in the school holidays.
I like spending time with family and friends, playing violin and reading – A LOT!
My family and friends find my writing funny, relatable and original.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, and My Great Success and other Failures by Catherine Wilkins. I am also currently reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho; I find it quite interesting as it focuses on the aspect of finding your destiny.
Write whatever you think the world needs to hear. Don’t let anyone discourage you and tell you that you’re too young.
I would be a lawyer, then later on start a pro bono firm that deals with cases where children and women are victims whom cannot afford good quality lawyer representation.
I am currently working on a sequel, but I think it’s best for everyone to wait and see …
For more information about The Adventures of Malawi, or to order books, send an email to: [email protected]
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