When 13-year-old Angela Content told her mother she was going to write a novel, her mom didn’t take it too seriously. When the teen told her mom she was going to publish the book, her mom brushed it aside as just a dream. But when Angela told her the book was being reviewed by Amazon’s publishing service CreateSpace, Marie Content realized her daughter was serious.
“One day she said: ‘Mommy, my book is going to publish. I already transmitted everything — it’s going to take 24 hours, they’re going to review it. I said, ‘OK,’” Marie Content told CBS New York. “And then the next day, I heard it’s on Amazon. I’m like, ‘Oh my God!’”
Because her mother limits her TV time, Angela fell in love with reading. Her passion for books quickly turned into a desire to write her own. So far, Angela has published two books— Awake and Alive, a sci-fi fantasy tome, and Shattered, a romance novel—with plans to release two more this summer.
Although Angela loves writing and has made a few hundred dollars from her books, she also has a backup plan: become a financial advisor.
In the meantime, all of the profits from her books are going straight into a college fund, and she has some advice for kids looking to follow in her footsteps.
“Continue to follow your dreams,” Angela said. “You’re going to feel great once you actually accomplish what you set your mind to.”