Creativity at play

My 7-year-old daughter is writing a book.

It started with a single drawing about a place called Candyland.

Then Jess planted the idea of a book.

It’s been awhile since Clara created a book. Previous volumes include books titled Ahh! (The Story of Splash Mountain), Ancient Egypt and Marquette Big East Tournament.

When Clara woke up this morning, she didn’t know she was going to write a book. But now here we are several pages into the illustrations.

It goes to show you don’t need a book deal to become an author. You just need some paper, magic markers, some free time and an imagination.

The book is about a nine-year-old girl named Katie. It’s the day before her birthday and her dad is making the cake and her mom is making lunch.

Her friends come over for the party and she gets an amulet for a present that can take you anywhere you want. She decides she wants to go to Candyland.

Beyond that set-up, Clara was reluctant to reveal the plot details.

“There’s a twist,” she said. “You’ll just have to read the rest.”

Stay tuned.

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