High School Senior E-Publishes Her First Novel, In Which She Writes About Teen Issues From a Teenager's Perspective
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Sequim, Washington Teenager E-Publishes Her First Novel
High School Senior Writes about Teen Issues from a Teenager’s Perspective
SEQUIM, WA – Hillary R. Smith, a senior at Sequim High School, has self-published her first novel, Nebraska Tea, in all the popular eBook formats. The coming-of-age story deals with teen issues from a teenager’s perspective, while also tackling issues of personal tragedy and weaving a tale of international intrigue.
Hillary is an honor student who plays on the varsity tennis team, is active in the school bands and also plays saxophone with the Stardust Big Band and Sequim City Band. She has wanted to be a professional writer since she was a young child. She began writing Nebraska Tea while in middle school, after a family trip to London. “It took years to write the book,” she says, “because I had to work on a page or two in between homework, band practice, music lessons, History Day research, tennis matches, SAT and AP test prep, and summer jobs.”
Nebraska Tea is Hillary’s first novel, but she has won awards for essays, placed third in the nation for two different National History Day papers, and published poems on the Teen Ink Magazine website. She was accepted as one of sixty young writers from all over the country at this summer’s Fir Acres Writing Workshop at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Hillary says she followed the rule of writing what she knows in Nebraska Tea. “I know what it’s like to be a teenager and feel insecure. I know what it’s like to lose a loved one. And I know what it’s like to travel in London. I just found a way to put all those things together in one story.” Nebraska Tea can be downloaded for 99 cents and read on any electronic device or computer with eReader software or app installed. It is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes iBookstore, Smashwords, Sony Reader Store, Kobo, and other eBook sources.
Hillary’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/hillaryrsmith
Hillary’s Blog: http://chroniclesofahighschooler.wordpress.com/
Like Nebraska Tea on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nebraska.Tea
Contact: Hillary R. Smith
Cell Phone: 360-461-7027
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