A DREAM ACCOMPLISHED By Shreyas Krishna P.S Grade 5 I

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot, write a lot.” said Stephen King.

Books such as,  “Around the world in 80 days”,  “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” ” The BFG,” “Robinson Crusoe,”  “Harry Potter” and the numerous books  like these, are a part of my growing up. While reading these books, I would always feel that even I should write some books, for the young ones to enjoy reading.

The more I read, the more did my desire to become an author get stronger and just about 4 months ago, I got to know that there would be a summer story writing competition and the winner’s story would be published. This was a golden opportunity to achieve my dream. So, I wore my creative cap  and worked hard. With the blessings of my elders and my complete effort, I won the competition!

When the results were out and I was declared as winner, I jumped with exhilaration. It was a dream come true for me. Tears of joy welled in my eyes!

Now that the story would be published, I had to work on other things like illustrations, cover page, dedication page and preface. It was a wonderful experience. Drawing the cover page with two para gliders and the treasure box was the most exciting part.

Finally after a month long procedure my book was published and is now available on Amazon UK and Japan(Link to the book – https://amzn.to/2nKhCp5).

I want all my friends to buy my book and enjoy it. As the money one pays, goes to the underprivileged children and will aid their education.

I am excited to share that I was also invited by the team of 102 Pearl FM, to share my experience of becoming a published author from a storyteller.

Right now, I feel nothing but gratitude towards my parents, teachers, friends and well wishers. To all my dear friends who are reading this I would like to say – “Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and never give up.”