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Great Hollow Writer Turns Published Author

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It’s every writer’s dream to have their work published, but it’s even more of an honor when a middle school student finds out they will soon become a published author. Ariana Glaser, an eighth grade student at Great Hollow Middle School, was recently notified that her book “She Remembers” will be published by Foundations Book Publishing.

Ariana received her letter of acceptance in mid-May and is excited to share her work with the world. “Writing has been such a huge part of my life for so many years, and finally being able to share my writing with everyone is more than I could ever ask for,” she said. Ariana began writing short stories at the age of 7, and when she turned 11, she finished writing her first full-length novella, “The World I Never Knew.” The following year, she self-published the novella through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing.

Ariana knew that “She Remembers” deserved more attention than what she would achieve through self-publishing. “I searched for a publisher for ‘She Remembers’ for several months before Foundations Books offered me a publishing contract,” she said. “To say I was overjoyed would be an understatement. I am already working on my third novel, a mystery involving a dystopian society.”

According to Ariana, “She Remembers” is dedicated to Isabella Muntean, a 15-year-old who she knew through social media who passed away from cancer in April 2018. Bella founded Angel Heart of Hope, a charity dedicated to helping childhood cancer victims. Ariana hopes her book calls attention to the plight of these children.