I invited school students to write a short story, fiction or non-fiction, with some reference to the unexpected and extraordinary situation we were all in during 2020.
The stories I received were wonderful, interesting and many were incredibly creative. They will all be published in a book in April 2021.
"Karlana is the author of an enthralling fast-paced fantasy-adventure trilogy for 10-13 year-olds."
I was inspired to write the Stone Keepers trilogy after meeting many parents who were frustrated that there was a lack of engrossing adventure books that would appeal to both boys and girls, without the darker or confronting themes that are often found in the teen and young adult market. It is a story about kids who were average young teenagers before they were thrown into an unexpected situation. Now, they must find a way out of it - and save the world from evil.
As part of my love for reading and writing, I also visit primary schools and secondary schools to speak to students about writing. I encourage the kids to look at their work in new ways, inspiring them to discover how they can enjoy writing both fiction and non-fiction to create pieces that they are truly proud of.