I’ve known for the last couple of years that my niece, Lauren, is keen on writing. She’s eleven years old, and is already shaping up to be a fantastic author. She has an unbelievable imagination, and I’ve told her several times that she’ll be overtaking me in the writing stakes soon.
And how right I was! At the weekend Lauren phoned to tell me she’s won the Young Writers’ Little Laureates poetry competition, and that her poem – entitled The Playground – is to be published in a book!
I’ve already told her I want her to sign my copy. One day I’ll sell it on eBay and retire on the profit it makes!
So a huge WELL DONE, Lauren, and I have no doubt we’ll be seeing much more of your work in print in the years to come.