‘Tired Of Waiting’ Teenager Self-Publishes Novels

youngvoiceslogoMary Isokariari has posted on Young Voices about Lloyd Harry-Davis, 16, who “juggles studies with writing works of fantasy fiction.” She writes:

AN ENTERPRISING teenage author has self-published a series of urban fantasy novels.

Lloyd Harry-Davis, a 16-year-old first year sixth-form student at St Dominic’s Sixth Form College in Harrow, northwest London, wrote his first book Preternatural at the age of 12 and completed the second a year later.

Determined to forge a writing career, the budding novelist sent his manuscript to several publishing agencies, but was turned down.

“I was getting tired of waiting so I looked into self-publishing,” he said.

“It’s a simple process as long as you have the book content, cover art and copyright in place for the different stages. There’s no fee to pay, instead Amazon takes royalty – a commission of each of your sales.”

The books, available on Amazon, tell the story of three siblings who discover their mother has been lying to them about their identity, and they are really aliens from another planet.

“It’s their fight for survival against their imminent death,” explained Lloyd.

Lloyd’s family who are originally from French Guiana, an overseas territory off the coast of South America, moved to London in 2003.

Four years later, Lloyd followed his father to Ghana where he spent five years studying at high school.

His mother Alma Harry-Davis, 40, said: “From a young age, he had an imagination, so I said to him why don’t you write something down and create all these stories?”

She spoke about his impressive work ethic – juggling A-Levels in English and English Literature, drama and theatre studies, French, and history with his novel.

The proud mum added: “He manages himself well, he is a very level-headed person, and splits his time between the book and school, I come home from work and he is already done with his homework.”

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