Not many people can say they have written and published a book in primary school.
But William Cavanough is one of those people.
The Bowral Public School student recently published his book Miles Schlaufe Magischer Dolch at just 11 years of age.
William has always had a love of reading and his father Thomas said he could often be found reading until midnight.
"When he starts a book, he has to read the whole series. Sometimes we have to tell him to stop reading because he'll stay up to midnight reading and be tired for school."
His first book was heavily inspired by the medieval themes he enjoyed while reading Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit.
He first started writing the book in March last year before taking a break.
William then picked it back up again towards the end of last year.
"I just woke up one day and I was like, I want to get this published. I started really writing it and got it published," he said.
William found a publisher in the US and his book was published just over a month ago.
He has had plenty of practice writing - last year his class took part in weekly story writing exercises which they would share with their peers.
William dedicated the book to his teacher Miss Gentz, who always encouraged him.
"She never really had anything negative to say."
He is now working on a sequel to the book.
And having read so many books, William said there was not one he could single out as a favourite.
Copies of his book Miles Schlaufe Magischer Dolch are in the Bowral Public School Library as well as Bowral Library.
Visit https://www.xlibris.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/819063-miles-schlaufe to view his book.
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