"2021 Life & Lockdown Stories from Kids"
Last year, 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 and have been published in a book.
Now I am collecting stories for Book 2. Winners of the best story will receive a set of my "Stone Keepers" trilogy and have their stories published at the front of the book. All entrants will be published either in the book and/or in an online compilation eBook. All entrants also go into the lucky draw for a chance to win the trilogy.
"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.