My name is Lorna Lewis. I’m nineteen years old and I live in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. I’m currently in LCA 5 in Inver College. I’ve written three children’s books called Roxanne and Omya (2013), Roxanne and Alvira (2014) and Roxanne and Maylin (2015).
When I was younger I liked to watch cartoons and fantasy films so I decided to write stories. I got the idea for Roxanne and Omya when I was in sixth class. When I went into first year, I wrote for a while, but, then I got bullied and I stopped.
Around the age of thirteen, I was diagnosed with Paranoia Schizophrenia/Psychosis.
I had to go into hospital for quite some time, which was kind of boring, so I decided to go back to writing, which helped me through my diagnosis.
As I said before, I’m currently in LCA 5 and I’ve written an ongoing series (Roxanne’s adventures) which is for ages 6-8 year olds.
About My Books
Roxanne and Omya is the first book in the series. It’s basically about a young blackbird called Roxanne who lives in a forest called Denwood forest. She wants to change the rule of the forest, which means no animals can go out of the forest because they think there are monsters out there.
So, Roxanne decides to go to Solora Kingdom where the queen Inaya is watching them in her mirror.
When Roxanne goes to the queen, she tells Roxanne that Inaya wants her to be queen because she is unwell. So, Roxanne becomes queen and she changes the rule of the forest. Roxanne knows it is safe to go out because she met no monsters, only a human boy called Ronan who helps her on her journey.
The rest of the series is about Roxanne’s adventures of being queen of Solora.
I’m currently writing my fourth book (2016) called Roxanne and Queen Adira.
I’ve also been in the county enterprise awards (3/3/2016) with my books and won third prize in the senior category.
I’m also planning to go to Monaghan Arts in the Market House in Monaghan (30/3/2016) to tell people about my books and why I write. I’ve also received letters from Noel Curran, who bought one of my books for his daughter and also I wrote and received a letter from Ryan Tubridy.