Jade Shen has joined her grandmother Christine Dodd in the ranks of published writers - at the age of 13.
Jade Shen, who is only 13, had her story ‘No Charge’ published in the Free Expression magazine last month.
She is the daughter of Ye and Annmaree Shen and the granddaughter of Christine and Bryan Dodd.
Jade’s creative writing piece tells a story of her and Mrs Dodd stealing a sports car and being caught by the police.
Jan Tolley, who looks after the ‘Young Expression’ page of the magazine (where Jade’s story was published) sent a hand written letter to Jade.
In it she said ‘‘I hope, Jade, that you will keep on with your writing talent’’.
Jade started writing and going to Deniliquin Creative Writers at age six.
In Year 7 she received an achievement award for English at the Deniliquin High School.
Now, the Year 8 student can write something worthy of being published in 15 minutes, Mrs Dodd said.
‘‘She’s got a talent to write things.
‘‘She manages to sit down and just start writing.’’
It seems clear where her passion has come from — her grandmother.
Mrs Dodd has been a member of the Deniliquin Creative Writers club for 24 years.
She was at the very first meeting in 1988, and has served as president for two years and the secretary for almost eight.
Throughout the years, Mrs Dodd has had her stories published in several magazines and written several books.
While Jade doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up, she knows that like her grandmother, she too loves writing.
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