Lulu Junior Author of the Month  - Wesley B.

Lulu Junior Author of the Month - Wesley B.

By Emma Gutierrez / September 02, 2021

School is back in session and we hope everyone had a great summer and fantastic start to the new school year! For September, our featured Author of the Month is Wesley! Wesley wrote “Wonder World” which is a great story centered around our main character Katy and her trip to Wonder World—the awesome place of amusement rides! Continue reading to find out the fun that Katy got into!

It was a big day for Katy! She raced down the stairs as her mom said to her, “Calm down, you need to relax so you can have some fun.”

But Katy couldn’t calm down, she raced back up the stairs and got all of her things ready. She made sure to pack her heart sunglasses and a lot of water! As she ran out the door she yelled, “Here I come Wonder World!”

Katy got in the car with her friends Georgia, Lucy, and Harper. And they were off to Wonder World! Lucy asked which ride all the friends were going to go on first. “The Firebolt!” yelled her friends. But Katy suggested The Tastinator instead. Lucy and Georgia decided to go on The Firebolt first and Katy would go on The Tastinator.

Author of the Month Wesley B

Harper went and got ice cream for everyone and they decided to meet at the red bench. “Team Wonder World!” they all shouted.

Harper was at the bench with the ice cream as Katy came to meet up with her. Harper asked Katy how The Tastinator went. Katy replied back shyly, “Cool I guess.” Harper could tell something was wrong.

Katy was worried about riding the The Firebolt. At that moment, Lucy and Georgia walked over talking about how awesome the ride was. “Our turn!” said Harper. Katy and Harper skipped away to The Firebolt.

As they came up to The Firebolt, there was no line. They got into one of the seats and they were ready to go! “Up, up, up, they went.” Harper screamed for them to put their hands up! “Whoosh! And in the blink of an eye it was over.”

Everyone met up at the red bench and decided it was time to go home. It had been a long and exciting day and everyone was tired.

After all the friends had been dropped off, Katy made it back home. She ran to her bedroom and fell straight to sleep. An exciting day spent with friends at Wonder World!

We can absolutely relate with our main character, Katy. It’s always a great day when it’s time spent with your best friends! Thank you Wesley for being our featured author for September. Wesley wrote this book when she was 8 years old and she’s now 10 and her love of writing still continues. We can’t wait to see what Wesley comes up with for her next story!

Check out the interview below with Wesley to find out more about her writing experience!

Read the Full Interview:

Where did you get your Lulu Junior kit? Who gave it to you?
I got it on my eighth birthday from my grandma. But now I’m almost 10 and I still like to write.

Where did you get your idea for your story?
My family and I go to amusement parks a lot, so I wanted to write about a roller coaster, because I tried to get brave enough to go on one. In the book, Katy overcomes her fear and goes on the roller coaster.

How does it feel to be a published author?
It feels good knowing that people can see my writing. Before they weren’t seeing my stories, but now one is published.

What’s the one piece of advice you’d share with another young writer?
If you ever start writing a book that you don’t have fun writing, it’s okay to delete or start over. I do that all the time. You only want to write a book that makes you feel good.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I like to dance hip hop and play with my dog, Bailey.

Do you prefer writing or illustrating? Why?
Writing, because I’m bad at drawing but I like making up stories.

What’s one of your favorite books?
The Land of Stories series. I’m on book four now.

How do you like to set up your writing/drawing space?
I like to have a very clean and organized writing space. I write on lined paper, and I prefer a pencil because you can erase. I do that a lot.

What inspires you to write or draw?
In the morning, I get in the mood because I want to have a productive morning and that’s my way of doing it. It feels good.

What do you want people to remember about your book?
I want people to remember that if some time they want to go on a roller coaster, it’s okay if you don’t want to. There’s no pressure, but if you do, that’s okay too. In the book, Katy goes on the ride.

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