But for Nicole Trump, a ninth grader at Millcreek Junior High, one of her dreams has already come true. On May 8, Nicole’s book “Infected” will be released nationally.
“One day during the summer when I was 12, I got bored and picked up a green notebook and a pencil and started writing,” said Nicole. She wrote the whole manuscript in longhand over the next four months. A year and-a-half later she decided to try to get it published. She typed it up, reworded some of it, and had her dad, Darrick, edit it.
“Then I went online and searched ‘publishers’ for two days,” said Nicole, “When I found Tate Publishing, I thought ‘This is the one!’ They were very honest in their requirements and left me the copyright and a fair share of the royalties. The company helps the author, not just themselves.”
ऀ Within a week the company emailed Darrick with an acceptance. “My dad called me and said, ‘They accepted it!’ And I just started crying,” said Nicole. According to Nicole’s mother Sandy, only 4 percent of what is submitted for publication actually gets accepted.
Then the long, arduous process of editing began. A year later, a book with a shiny black cover and “Nicole Trump” in bold red, is ready for release.
The book is set in the future amid a viral epidemic that reduces the world population from seven billion to four billion over two years. The infection makes the victim want to destroy other humans.
The book is “about a girl who lives on an ‘immunity reserve.’ She has been put in frozen hibernation for 15 years and now wakes up and must find or rebuild civilization with two friends.”
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