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May 30, 2013

Local teen persues writing career at young age


The catch? Her life is attached to that of her aunt and if she wants to live after her aunt’s passing, she must compete for the gift of immortality.

Whether Mary Jane chooses to compete for immortality is revealed in the first book,and the second book is based on that decision.

Doyle said her work is only available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback form from Amazon. The goal, she said, is to get a lot of positive online reviews so Barnes & Noble and Walmart will become interested in stocking the books.

“It would be especially neat if my work ended up at Barnes & Noble,” Doyle said. “A lot of people from school shop there … and for them to be sitting there with a book by someone they know right in front of them would be amazing.”

Doyle’s books have been self-published through an Amazon company called CreateSpace. The author said a friend in Pennsylvania gave her advice on how to go about getting her work published. She said her editor, Melissa Ringsted of Colorado, has also been instrumental in giving her names of people to help out with her endeavors.

“She kind of acts as my agent,” Doyle said.

Although Doyle said she is pretty sure she wants to pursue writing when she goes to college, either becoming a journalist or some sort of English literature major, she was not always so confident in a career path.

“When I was younger I was not sure what I wanted to do,” she said. “At one point I thought I might want to be a professional singer.”

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