A young talent from North Harrow, 10-year-old Berry Halpin, has recently made waves in the world of literature with the publication of her debut book, “A Very Twisted Tale.”
The book, available on Amazon Books, has already captured the hearts of readers with its unique blend of creativity, humour, and adventure.
Berry’s journey as an author began when she participated in a creative writing programme during Year 5 at St John Fisher Catholic Primary School in Harrow. Under the guidance of her teacher, Mrs. Baxter, she started to twist and turn well-known fairy-tales, setting the stage for her own imaginative narrative.
The young author’s story took shape over the past year, introducing readers to Hansel and Gretel, who embark on a remarkable adventure in the deep, dark woods. Together with a group of kind and loving friends, they confront Witches, Warlocks, Giants, and Bridge Trolls while battling the nefarious B.A.D Network—an underground alliance of villains.
Berry’s aunt, Tracey, played a pivotal role in helping her dreams come true by secretly publishing the book on Amazon Books, just in time for Christmas. Berry expressed her excitement, saying, “When I tell my Mum what I want to be when I’m older, she always tells me that I don’t need to wait until I’m older. I can be an author, or an artist, climber, footballer etc. now. I still never thought I’d see my words in print for all to buy at age 10. I’m really proud of myself.”
The book has received an outpouring of support from Berry’s school community, friends, and family. Her parents, Debbie and Diarmuid, shared their thoughts on their daughter’s achievement. “Berry has always had a brilliant imagination – and we’re so proud that she worked hard to complete her book.
She was so thrilled to hold her first copy – and has loved feeling like a mini celebrity in her school corridors. We think the whole experience has reignited her love of reading and writing and has made her even more determined to work on the sequel!”
Berry’s debut book, “A Very Twisted Tale,” is now available for purchase on Amazon Books here, offering readers a delightful and unique twist on classic fairytales.