In a word where,
A girl is neglected.
A problem is brewing.
Death is near.
And a family unites.
Janan is a 12-year-old girl who loves to write. This year she wrote a book and is so proud of it. Janan loves to write action stories with lots of emotion. In her free time she loves to crochet and loom. Janan would love to have her book turned into a play and have everyone in her family come watch it.
Over the course of 2023, a select group of young writers was invited to take part in a year-long writing program at Story Factory. Their goal was to produce a fully realised novella. This is one of the novellas produced in these workshops.
This project was also made possible thanks to the support of a group of generous donors:
Caroline Beecham & John Lydon
Bernadette Brennan & Justin Gleeson
Deena Shiff & James Gillespie
Kim E Anderson
This publication would not have been possible without the unstinting support of the editorial and production teams at Penguin Random House. Thanks also to our all-round fantastic Story Factory volunteers. Finally, massive thanks to our typesetters, Midland Typesetters and Post Pre-press, and our printer, Griffin Press.