Brevard Author Jaimie Engle Speaks During Young Author’s Award Celebration at Lewis Carrol Elementary
By Space Coast Daily // May 6, 2018
culminated in award ceremony in the media center
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Jaimie Engle, a Brevard County resident and award-winning author, understands the importance she holds as a role model to young authors at Lewis Carrol Elementary School in Merritt Island.
Engle was recently the keynote speaker to a group of talented young authors, each recommended by their teacher to write and publish a story, which culminated in an award ceremony in the media center.
“What an amazing time to stand in front of a room of young authors and their parents and get to share my award-winning poem from when I was in the fourth grade,” said Engle, whose poem was awarded first place in the state of Florida back in 1985.
“I saved it and the poem became my first published fiction as an adult.”
Engle photocopied the poem and signed 35 copies for each student to inspire them to believe that they can write and publish their stories from childhood too.
Engle is the author of dark thrillers for teens where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She weaves history, magic, and lore into her books, which take readers on wondrous adventures, though her passion is talking to kids about writing and social issues because words have power.
“I use my platform as an author to get kids to think about the power of their words,” said Engle who was awarded as the Best Independent Novelist on the Space Coast in 2017.
“Words can build worlds or destroy people, and it’s important to get young authors thinking about what story they want to leave behind.”
Engle is available for all school and community visits. Find information at www.thewriteengle.com/authorvisits, where you can also Adopt-A-School for an author visit.
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