March 6, 2017
Local Student Collaborators Have Debut Teen Author Novel Published
Rachel Rozet is in her sophomore year of high school, and at age 16, is proud to publish her debut novel Kinda, Sort Of, along with co-author and fellow student Kate Luke.
Both Rozet and Luke were signed in December 2016 to The Polyethnic Publishing, which was founded by Melissa Futrell, who started the company as a high school business project in the spring of 2014. The company specializes in teen authors.
Rozet’s career as an author has only just begun. With promising sales for this teen fiction novel, she is now inspired to write future novels within the next couple of years.
The co-authors started writing when they were in 7th grade at Randall Middle School. They both worked consecutively for three years, editing and joining forces to share their ideas in order to build the story. During this time, Luke’s family moved to Indiana, but the long distance between them did not stop their friendship or writing journey. They visited each other and continued working on their project, which was finally finished during the summer of 2016.
Kinda, Sort Of has now reached over 1,000 views on the popular reading site, Wattpad, and is now available for purchase. You can find it on Amazon or at www.thepolyethnic.com.
Rozet is now in her sophomore year of the International Baccalaureate program at Strawberry Crest High School. “I try to write as soon as I get home,” Rozet stated. “Sometimes I jot notes down on my phone when I don’t have my computer with me, but whenever I’m free and I have time to relax, I’m eager to write more.”
Rozet would like to thank all her amazing literary teachers and family for supporting her and leading her to be involved in this industry.