Fourteen-year-old Princeton high school student Stacey Tianna Hunt has published her first book Cascade Adventures: The Adventure Begins – a sci-fi fantasy story about three teens who save the world from destructive, evil villains.
“I got the inspiration to write about the series from high school. The main character’s personalities are based on some of my classmates and siblings,” said Stacey, who has been writing fiction since she was 10 years old.
Stacey’s favourite genre is sci-fi fantasy because it allows her to use her active imagination to create whatever she wants.
Writing is something that runs in her family.
Stacey gets her inspiration from her father, who has also been writing since he was a teen.
She got her first taste of publishing a story in elementary school when her short-story Zoey was printed in a collection by young Canadian authors.
“It was here at the age of ten, in Grade 4, where an author was born,” said Stacey’s father Robert.
Cascade Adventures: The Adventure Begins is the first book in a seven-part series Stacey is writing.
“I am a sucker for action, adventure, and drama. To me, if a book doesn’t catch your eye and make you want to read more, I roll my eyes with a yawn and put it back on the shelf where I found it,” the young Princeton author said.
Stacey is admittedly known as quiet and shy, but her imagination shines through in her first novel about a dreamland she thinks of often.
She wants to continue writing as she grows up, following in her father’s footsteps.
She is now spending time working on the next books in the series Wherever I Go and Most Wanted.