Chicago, IL, July 22, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Cleveland, OH author/illustrator Brett T. Brown wrote his first story at the age of 10. Now 16 he has channeled that talent to create his fiction debut "Haley’s Comet" (220 Publishing). A fantasy adventure with a touch of humor, "Haley’s Comet" showcases Brown’s unique writing talent, touching on many themes teens and pre-teens experience, including moving to a new neighborhood, relationships with parents and siblings and even bullying.
Brown discussed his reasoning behind the plot for "Haley’s Comet," “I put Haley in situations that some people might find hardening, like when her mom is kidnapped by aliens. I saw it as a situation in which I didn’t have my mom around, and how disoriented I would become if something ever happened to her. Some of the book is fictional, while some parts directly or partially relate to my life. It’s almost like a biography of someone else, but you feel like you’ve lived part of their life.”
The wise beyond his years author offers advice to other budding writers. “I know a lot of kids who are excellent in my view at sports, writing, art, but not enough confidence. When I wrote my first book, my mom noticed. She was immediately impressed, and she always urged me to keep writing. Since middle school, I’ve had the pleasure of having English teachers who have seen my writing, and they’ve acknowledged it and encourage me to keep writing. If you want to write, go for it! Don’t just blend into the background, spread the word. There are too many good young writers in the world that haven’t been discovered. Do everything you can do to get your work out there. We’re kids, we’ll always have things to say and write about. Like I said before, this is the best time of our lives!”
"Haley’s Comet" is available wherever books are sold.