A 10-year-old author, Anissa Moses-Saromi, has released two short story collections titled ‘Because I Am…’ and ‘Ricky’s Ridiculousness’.
In a review obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN on May 27, the 10-year-old author believed that success does not happen by chance.
Young Moses-Saromi is the recipient of several recognitions and awards for creative writing.
According to the review, the author is an avid reader of fiction and biographies. She is passionate about influencing her world through her writings and the message of “You can be more.”
Her love for books and writing inspired her to start a book club where she enjoys reading, reviewing and sharing insights from books by award-winning authors with friends.
According to the publication, one of the books, ‘Because I Am…’ tells the stories of children who overcome difficult circumstances and find success through diligence, determination and the kindness of strangers.
“The writer believes that people are made to live better than average lives.
“She wrote this book because she wanted to find the smartest way to share her philosophy of ‘Made for More’ with as many children as possible.
“Young readers will feel inspired by the heartwarming stories of children who don’t simply make wishes, but use their heads, their hands and their hearts to make their wishes come true,” the publication said.
Moses-Saromi has valuable words for her peers: “Have a goal and never give up until it is achieved.”
In the other story, ‘Ricky’s Ridiculousness’, the author, however, introduces readers to Ricky, a naughty but lovable nine-year-old who gets into all kinds of mischief.
“This six-story collection is one that young and old will appreciate for its charming storytelling style, its adventure and its message.
“It will doubtless inspire many children to take up the art of writing, just as Anissa did at an exceptionally early age,” the publication said.
Speaking of the inspiration behind Ricky’s Ridiculousness, the author said: “Ricky’s Ridiculousness is a collection of stories from several recounts I wrote in school, some of which earned me prizes for creative writing.
“I decided to recreate the stories by making a book out of them to show the mischief children my age engage in, and the consequences that come with such acts of mischief.”