/Merrimac Elementary student pens new book

Merrimac Elementary student pens new book

Chris Chiasera wrote "Monsters"
Chris Chiasera wrote “Monsters”

Chances are, Merrimac Elementary School student Christopher Chiasera has written more books than you. He has self-published two novels, which is pretty impressive for an 11-year-old.

Chiasera wrote “Monsters,” his most recent work, an “epic adventure where the main character Robby is enthralled in a battle of good versus evil. It’s earmarked in the young adult fantasy genre.

Asked why he writes books and spends hours of his time being creative beyond many 11-year-old’s imaginations, he simply said “inspiration.”

For his first book, “Hawks,” he said, “at the time I was in second grade, I was reading a book series written by K.A. Applegate called ‘Animorphs.’ This series of books truly piqued my interest in writing.”

He wrote a fan fiction book based off this series, introducing himself to the world of writing.

For open G.A.T.E. night this year, his project was, “How to Write and Self-Publish a Book,” hoping to inspire other young writers.

“I went through the self-publishing steps with help from my parents which resulted in ‘Monsters’ being online and in print form,” he said.

Chiasera’s dream is to one day be a mainstream published author with more books. Stay tuned and remember the name.

CLICK HERE to view the book on Amazon.com

CLICK HERE to view the book page on LuLu.com

-Words by Chris R. Vaccaro