Teen author targets troubled teens

November 15, 2008 8:52:23 AM PST
Sixteen-year-old author, Ketaki Shriram looks to turn troubled teens into leaders with her book. The young novelist and advocate of teen leadership and achievement in a troubled society wrote "Sorceress of the Himalayas."

Top 5 Tips for parents:

  • Stay involved in your child's life.
  • Trust your kids.
  • Be approachable.
  • Let kids have their way some of the time.
  • Don't nag and lecture!

    Top 5 Tips for Teens:

  • Develop long and short term goals for yourself. Stay focused on them!
  • Learn time management; give yourself a routine.
  • Stay off the internet for a few hours!
  • Try to get at least 6 hours of sleep a night and stay off energy drinks!
  • Pursue one fun activity that is different from the other things in your life.

    About Ketaki Shiriram
    Ketaki Shriram has been crafting compelling stories from the tender age of eight, when she completed her first short story for a local book fair. Over the next few years her love of writing grew so intense that by age 10 she had completed her first long form fictional story. By 13 she had completed her first novel, Sorceress of the Himalayas, which she has now published at age 16. When she is not writing, Ketaki, an outstanding student, is highly active in her high school's student government (as student body president) and is opinion editor on her school newspaper. She is currently working on her next novel.

    ON THE NET:www.sorceressofthehimalayas.com

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