10-Year-Old Author Hephzibah Akinwale Sets New Record With 58K-Word Fiction Novel
Hephzibah Akinwale is now the author of the longest fiction novel written by a child, exceeding the current record of 44,000 words!
Now the author of Chronicles of the Time Keepers: Whisked Away, Akinwale just set a new record with her middle-grade fiction book! With herself as the main character, Hephzibah finds herself in a strange future world surrounded by other children at the World Intelligence Academy. Together, they must unlock their unique abilities to confront a world teetering on the brink of chaos. But to truly master her newfound gift, Hephzibah must embark on an inner journey and discover the true meaning of friendship. With time ticking away, she must not only learn to cooperate with her new companions but also unravel the purpose behind her presence in this otherworldly place.
At only 10-years-old, Akinwale already knows the importance of themes, character development and a complete story. Not only did she beat the current record of 44,000 words, she has set the bar and inspired young people who look like her to aim just as high. "I feel her achievement can inspire other children, especially children of colour as she is a young girl of colour herself," Akinwale's mother, Chika Akinwale, said. “I believe Hephzibah’s story offers a unique and timely narrative," she added.
Way to go, Hephzibah!