Monday, October 28, 2013

Spotlight on Ciella Naden, Author of Cat Tales and Whiskers

What were you doing at the age of thirteen? Honestly, I can't remember what I was doing, but it certainly wasn't anything as amazing as what Ciella Naden has done. At the mere age of 13, Naden has written and published her first book, Cat Tales and Whiskers. I had a chance to get better acquainted with this amazing author and wanted to share what I learned.

About the Author:
Ciella Naden is the 13-year-old daughter of author, Cynthia P. Willow.  She wrote "Cat Tales and Whiskers" as a home-school assignment.  She battles dyslexia, but believes that with God, ALL things are possible.  She also holds a high-green belt in karate, competes in air pistol competitions with the local 4-H, and runs her own crochet business.  She loves Jesus and plans to write more stories about Ash in which he will be demon hunting.


Do you feel that writing could become a future career? 

It depends on how well my books are doing when that time comes.  I also want to go into forensics.

Which authors have inspired you? 

Dr. Seuss, J.K. Rowling, Cynthia P. Willow (My mom), and R.L. Stine

You've created a story with paranormal elements, but also a religious theme. Do you have hopes that more people your age will better embrace religion?  

I don't see Christianity as a religion so much as a relationship, and yes, I would love for more young people to embrace Christ.

Are you working on another book?  

Yes, I am working on the sequel to "Cat Tales."

What would you want others your age to know about writing? What would you say to inspire them?
Don't give up.  If I can do with dyslexia, you can do it!


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