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Last Updated: Friday September 04 2009 06:51 GMT

I've published my own book


Press Packer Sasha is an author! She has written and published her own book about a Labrador puppy.

Here's her story.

"When I was younger I always used to wonder what it would be like to become an author.

I never thought that one day I actually would!

I decided to start writing a novel when I was nine and a half years old because I love writing stories.

It took me just over a year to finish and self-publish my very first book.

The plot

My book is about a young Labrador puppy whose owners abandoned her.

She witnesses the tragic death of her mum who gets killed by a wildcat that escaped from a travelling circus.

The emotions in my book range from excitement to happiness, and from sadness to fear.

The ending is left on an exciting cliffhanger - you don't know what's going to happen next but you really want to find out!

How I published my book

Sasha with her book
Sasha with her published book

I self-published my book on a website.

The process was quite easy and once my novel was uploaded it took around six weeks to be approved and available to buy online.

I am donating the proceeds of my books to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and the RSPCA.

This is because I believe they are two worthwhile causes.

My family and friends are all very proud of me and everyone has a copy, they can't wait to read the next instalment!"

Sasha, 11, Bexley, England

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