By Gary Lloyd
Hewitt-Trussville High School freshman Lacey Beasley is a published author.
Though Beasley’s book, “The Forgiven,” doesn’t officially publish until Nov. 19, Beasley will have a book signing Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. in the high school’s library. The book is being published through Tate Publishing.
Beasley said the book is a realistic fiction book and somewhat along the lines of a love story.
“I would say the main theme of my book would have to be about relationships — friendships, family relationships or love relationships,” Beasley said. “There is some adventure in my book, and some laughs and giggles, depending on your sense of humor.”
“The Forgiven” will be sold through all major chain bookstores and through Beasley, who can be contacted via Twitter @laceybeas7.
Beasley began writing the book in December 2011 and finished it in August 2012. She was signed by Tate Publishing in December 2012.
“I’ve always loved reading and writing since I was young, and I’ve been told since a young age that I am an advanced writer,” Beasley said. “Romance novels are my favorite genre of books, so I knew I wanted to write a book with some love, but not an overwhelming amount. I also love adventure novels, so I added adventure elements to my book as well. My book is totally fiction, so there wasn’t one event in my life that made me want to sit down and write a 300-page novel. God just gave me a great idea and I started writing from there.”
Beasley sees a possible writing career in her future.
“I absolutely love that fact that at 14 years old, I will have a published novel on the shelves of bookstores,” she said. “I’m so happy and thrilled that I’m achieving my goals at such a young age because I can only go up from here. I hope that I become a motivation to other young teens for them to start following their dreams now and not wait until they are ‘old enough.’ Don’t let anyone tell you that you are too young to do something. They are wrong.”
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