Young people as bestselling authors? It happened to Christopher Paolini with Eragon. Alert Daughter No. 2 points me to this story about a 13 year old author in the UK. The Times reports:
A SCHOOLGIRL has become a publishing sensation after her first novel sold 50,000 copies in six weeks. A second print run for Emma Maree Urquhart's Dragon Tamers has been ordered.She sounds like a young writer I know living at my house.
Emma Maree was writing short stories at the age of 10 and is determined to pursue a career as a novelist. She writes in longhand and then transfers the material to a computer.
"I enjoy writing,"she said. "Its a lot of fun. My parents encouraged me to write. It has been a long ambition of mine to write a book and get it published. I have been writing stories for quite a while, but none of them have been as good as Dragon Tamers."
The book is available at Amazon UK.