Lee's Summit Tribune

Home
CATEGORIES
Welcome
News
Community
Health
Downtown Lee's Summit
R-7 School News
Greenwood,MO
Lake Lotawana, MO
Women in Business
Contact Us
Obituaries
Opinion
Sports
Mavericks
Scouting News
VFW News
Lee's Summit City Updates
Council Minutes
Charter Review 2016-17
Police Blotter
Election-Legals
Classifieds

Welcome to the new home of Lee's Summit Tribune. We are dedicated to providing you the most current and accurate news and events in Lee's Summit
Home » News » Book Signing For 12-Year-Old Author At Reader’s...

Book Signing For 12-Year-Old Author At Reader’s World In Lee’s Summit

Book Signing For 12-Year-Old Author At Reader’s World In Lee’s Summit

April 26, 2014

By Wendy Hayworth

Intern@lstribune.net

At age 11, sixth grader Kylie Wilder set out to write her first novel. Now as a seventh grader, Wilder is a published author already working on her next piece.

In Dragon: Rise of the Princess, Wilder tells the story of Gwen, a young squire training to be a knight, who discovers a long hidden secret. Now she and her friends find themselves running from an evil force that threatens to end their world.

It was Wilder’s love of reading, writing, and animals that inspired her to write.

"I enjoy mythology and I love watching and playing with all kinds of animals. They helped me give character to Spectro and his other dragon friends," Wilder said.

Wilder’s friends were a constant inspiration to her and encouraged her to keep going and finish her story.

"Well, at first, I wanted to write a long book but then after writing, I learned how hard it was and had to go with a shorter book," Wilder said.

Wilder’s grandmother, Alinda Miller, sent the manuscript to her friend and owner of Two Trails Publishing, Carolyn Bartels.

"After looking it over, she was impressed with Kylie’s imagination, story line, and thought she did a really good job, especially for one so young and agreed to publish it for us," Miller said.

Wilder has since written another book, Back Where We Belong, and is currently working on a sequel to it. Afterwards she plans to write a sequel to her first published piece.

On Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m. Kylie will be signing her book at Reader’s World 983 NE Rice Rd.

"At first, I’ll admit, I was very nervous about the signing because I’d never done something like that before," Wilder said. "Now I’m excited and I hope people will come to my book signing."

With her career as an author already underway, Wilder aims to study animation in order to create anime cartoons. She would also like to be a writer, actress, and a voice actress.

"I hope everyone enjoys my book and I’m very grateful for the people who helped me get my book published," Wilder said.



Bookmark and Share

Leave a reply

*Your name:
*Your email: (email won't be published)
Your website: (optional)
*Comment:
*CAPTCHA: CAPTCHA

Other Recent Articles from the News Category:

SEARCH

PAST WEEK'S TOP 5
Page Views: 3,786
Cars Towed from Red Racks Parking Lot
Page Views: 2,668
Dear Greenwood Residents,
Page Views: 2,554
Setting The Record Straight
Page Views: 2,328
Lee’s Summit Police Officers Association And The Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #50 Supports Councilman Chris Moreno Asks the public to Vote “NO RECALL”
Page Views: 1,791
Lee's Summit Tribune Facebook Posting Etiquette
CITY LINKS
City of Lee's Summit
LS R7
LS Economic Dev Council
LS Tourism
LS Chamber
LS Parks & Rec

SCHOOL LINKS
LSCCS
RANDOM PICK
Sgt. Robert Wayne Crow, Jr., 42, of Kansas City North, lost his life on July 10, 2010, while serving his country
Sgt. Robert Wayne Crow, Jr., 42, of Kansas City North, lost his life on July 10, 2010, while serving his country
Home  | 
Copyright © 2009 Lee's Summit Tribune
Developed by Gaxio