‘We Showcase Hollywood’: Local Teen Authors Write Sci-Fi Fantasy Book That Becomes Best Seller
(WTNH) – “It started out like, ‘Oh, let’s take a steam engine, put it in space and then see what happens,’ says Anthony Olmo, 16, of his fantastic idea that put a fantastic story in motion.
But, this Norwalk teenager didn’t work alone.
Willow Wren, also 16, said: “Our mothers were friends before we were born. We lost sight of each other for a few years and we actually ended up at my eighth grade dance and we just started talking and The Intrepid Chronicles was born.”
Two years ago, when they were just 14, Olmo and Wren got together to write the young adult sci-fi novel, told from a young person’s perspective, from a young person’s perspective. ‘another place.
“The Dauntless Chronicles is 100 years in the future, it’s on another planet, in a different solar system and the three main characters end up getting caught in the middle of a coup,” says Wren of Greenwich. .
The character escapes, crashes on Earth and sees our world with new eyes.
“Rather than humans going into space and saying to themselves, ‘Oh, this is a new planet, I wonder what’s in here’, they are the ones coming towards us, this is what ‘they see,’ says Wren.
And now it’s a number one international bestseller on Amazon.
Wren and Olmo credit a savvy PR team that includes relatives and friends.
They are working on volume 2 and a possible television series.
“We present Hollywood,” says Wren. “We have producers looking at the manuscript for the first book and we’re excited, we’re ready.”
They are teenagers who enjoy outdoor sports and music, as well as intergalactic travel, taking them on all the adventure.