Dunblane schoolgirl, 11, has first Christmas e-book printed

A DUNBLANE schoolgirl has had her first e-book printed on the age of simply 11.

Emma Russell, winner of the Thistles Christmas story writing competitors, was joined by associates, household and classmates at her first e-book launch.

Final 12 months, the coed beat over 100 native kids to win a Christmas story writing competitors, hosted by Thistles procuring centre in Stirling.

The teenager from St Mary’s Episcopal Main Faculty in Dunblane, Stirling wrote A Thistle’s Journey, which follows the story of Kalo the naughty elf and his makes an attempt to sabotage Christmas at Thistles.

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Emma Russell and classmates at her e-book signing.

Emma gained over the judges together with award-winning writer, Alan Windram, who met together with her and her classmates to debate easy methods to write a e-book and what it’s prefer to be an writer.

On Saturday, Emma, now one of many nation’s youngest authors, welcomed a queue of shoppers alongside her classmates to the launch of her printed e-book at Waterstones, Stirling.

Buddies, household and classmates joined her on the e-book launch to help her as she offered copies of her e-book in an effort to lift cash for her faculty.

Thistles enlisted the assistance of native Stirling artist, Lauren Ashley, who introduced Emma’s characters to life by lovely hand-drawn illustrations.

Emma stated: “I hope this e-book makes this 12 months’s Christmas as particular for everybody else as it’s for me. Lauren’s illustrations are magical and convey the story to life – I’m so excited.”

Gary Turnbull, Centre Director at Thistles stated: “We had been delighted to grant Emma’s want of turning her story in to a printed image e-book.

“Emma’s writing actually stood out amongst the opposite entries final 12 months and we’re delighted to have this come full circle and host the official launch within the run as much as Christmas”.