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Fiction #GenAlphaZ showcases young writers

#GenAlphaZ showcases young writers

Launching on Universal Children's Day - 20th November 2019 - #GenAlphaZ is set to be a huge success that showcases the astoundingly high quality of writing by today's children and teenagers - the next generation of authors are already showing what they're capable of and it's incredibly excited for the future of literature!

Gen Alpha-Z is a powerful little book that packs a massive literary punch. The sequel to the successful debut, The Originals, Gen Alpha-Z is a breath-taking collection of incredible short stories written by talented young writers aged between six and 21 years around the world. These hugely authors entered The little BIG Book Competition run by The Lil' Author Skool in 2018-2019. Judged by an independent panel, eight stories selected to be in this new anthology won and a further 16 were chosen as stand-out stories that merited publication.

About The Lil' Author Skool

The Lil' Author Skool is a not for profit organisation. It was founded in 2016 by London born middle grade and YA author Abiola Bello. The Lil' Author Skool is passionate about encouraging young people to read and write and want to give them as many free and affordable opportunities. The Lil' Author Skool is part of The Author School (GB Entrepreneur Awards Finalists 2016) and helps young writers aged 5-21 years old to find their #ownvoices. The little BIG Book Competition started in 2016 and The Originals is their first book.

About the Editor - Abiola Bello

Abiola Bello is a 30-year-old author who was born and raised in London, where she still lives and works. She wrote her first novel at the age of eight - she fought monsters and dragons on a daily basis - and experienced her first taste of ‘being published' after winning a school poetry competition at the age of 12. Seeing her words in print fuelled a passion for writing that remains to this day. Abiola Bello first began writing the Emily Knight saga shortly afterwards (still only 12 years old!) with the intention of filling the gaping hole in children's fiction for an inspirational, strong, black female, young protagonist. This gap, 18 years later, remains in the publishing world despite continued calls for more BAME background authors and diversity within characters and plotlines.

Abiola Bello is regularly called to talk at literary events and within the media, she has appeared in Female First Magazine, The Mirror, BBC1XTRA to name a few. Her latest novel, Emily Knight I Am…Awakened was Carnegie nominated in 2019 and is currently a London's BIG Read Finalist (2019).

Publisher: Hashtag Press

Publication date: Nov 20, 2019

Availability: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-9993006-8-5