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471 | Life of a Teenage Author - Interview - Shanti Hershenson

April 15, 2023

471 | Life of a Teenage Author - Interview - Shanti Hershenson
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Shanti Hershenson’s first two novellas were published when she was in the sixth grade, although her writing journey started long before then. Ever since she could hold a pencil, marker, or crayon, she was creating stories. They started from pictures, mere scribbles, and eventually, turned into captivating tales.

She lives in California with her parents, sister, and furry friends. Besides writing, she enjoys skateboarding, Beyblading, free-running, falconry, and of course, reading.

She advocates for anti-bullying, and you may find her at open mic-nights, performing her spoken word poem Needles & Thorns, which is about the struggle of bullying in middle schools.

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Kevin McDonald


Creator and Host of Positive Talk Radio and its Parent Company

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Shanti Hershenson


Shanti Hershenson is fourteen-years-old, and has written approximately a dozen books, and has 7 published on Amazon and several other online retailers.

Her books include Biome Lock, the first novel in a completed alien invasion dystopian series, The Chronicles of Ziel DeLaine, a series of novellas with 2 books currently out (the third one coming in November). She also has The Accidental Insurgent, an exciting action-adventure novel, and You Won't Know Her Name, a haunting novel told in poetry that tackles the tough topic of bullying. She has written several more books that she plans to publish in the coming months, and besides writing books, she writes poetry in which she performs at open mic nights.