A TEN-year-old girl has become one of the world’s youngest ever authors, with her first story launched tomorrow (Saturday).
Cerys Stansfield, from St Alphege, was only eight when she started to write her own fairytale - The Power of the Pendant.
The story took about a year, with Cerys’ mum, dad, brother Morgan and schoolmates appearing as characters.
“I enjoy writing and love using my imagination,” said Cerys.
“We do English every day at school and I’ve written lots of little stories.”
The book started out as a creative writing exercise, with her tutor Shirley Thompson - a published writer herself.
“It’s a remarkable achievement for someone so young,” said Shirley.
In no time at all the ideas had grown into a 56-page tale and the story was picked up by Brewin Books.
And proving that creativity runs in the family, the book has been illustrated by Cery’s 17-year-old cousin Micheal.
The young writer has now started work on a short story anthology, but it might be a while before it hits the book-stands - she’s busy studying for the 11+.