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SCC student publishes 1st book; being turned into screenplay
I hope that by my 20th birthday I'll be in L.A. for casting calls - DESTINEE HARDWICK.
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By Nancy Phelps
News from Somerset Community College
Somerset, Ky. (21 Oct 2014) - Destinee Hardwick has been writing as long as she can remember. At the age of 18, this Somerset Community College (SCC) student saw her dream realized when her first book was published, entitled "A Fluttering of Wings."
The book is the first in her series, "The Mayhem Fairy Chronicles." The series is based on a race of evil fairies who want to overthrow their queen, with imagery complete with castle, prophecy, and battles for power, which has proved a popular story line with both male and female readers alike.
"Writing has always come naturally to me," said Hardwick, now 19 years-old. "Being an author has been a dream of mine for a long time."
Hardwick found an editor and cover artist, then self-published the book through CreateSpace, a branch of Amazon. It is currently being sold on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as on her own site, themayhemcastle.com. The second edition is released with a different cover, font and chapter style.
The book was recently picked up by a screenwriter and has been sent to Hollywood to be turned into a screenplay. "I hope that by my 20th birthday I'll be in L.A. for casting calls," Hardwick said.
Hardwick initially came to SCC to study psychology, but in the past couple years has developed an interest in anthropology. She is working toward her associate in arts degree and plans to transfer to Eastern Kentucky University next fall to pursue a bachelor's in anthropology.
"SCC gave me the advantage to come and get an associate degree while I figured out what I wanted to do," stated Hardwick. She also works part-time as a student-worker in the fitness center on the Somerset Campus.
Hardwick lives in Somerset with her parents, Bob and Jayne Hardwick, and continues to write. Her second book of the series is due out in February. She is also an avid reader with over 1,000 books in her personal library.
Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, and centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell counties. For admission and program information, visit our website at somerset.kctcs.edu.
This story was posted on 2014-10-21 17:22:11
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