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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jenny, the self-published author

Jenny Grierson next to her book.

Every so often stories of thriving girls come to light that make you want to chase your dreams even harder. Jenny Grierson is a 12 year old girl residing in Suffolk, UK and an ordinary student at Newmarket’s St Felix Middle School. And she has recently published her first novel called Reaching for the Rocking Horse. Jenny started working on this book in 2010 with the aid of a publishing website and Tim, her older brother, contributed to the illustrations. 

The siblings toured around the regional bookstores and managed to have the book stocked at Heffers bookshop in Cambridge. There was even a proper book-signing event at the National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket, where, as a real pro, Jenny sold eight copies of her book.

The novel is intended for children aged eight to fourteen years old and is categorised in fiction tales. It narrates the story of Tom who is found in a state of dream and experiences magical moments, after receiving a wooden rocking horse as a birthday gift from his aunt. Jenny has always aspired to become a famous author and we can only wish her the very best in her future writing. This is clearly a success story that does justice to all passionate dreamers. As Jenny points out, “I think you can do amazing things at any age if you want to.”

If you've read the book, feel free to share your review and see it published on our Girls Book Blog.

-Magda Repouskou
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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