11-Year-Olds Who Rock the Rock!


Well, well, well … move over Barbara Walters and J.K. Rowling!

Today I am very proud to introduce 11-year-olds Avery Hearty and Stella Heald, both from Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

Stella recently completed work on her first novel, and in honour of Literacy Day (which is today, btw) I thought it would be fun to celebrate her accomplishments with a video interview. My daughter, Avery, was keen to take on the role of journalist and ask the questions.

Now, there’s not much more for me to do here except join Barbara and J.K. on the sidelines and let these two up-and-comers through. Take it away ladies!



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Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

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