A BUDDING author from Hellingly has won a short story writing competition with a London-based publisher.
Teigan White, 10, who is a pupil at Cross in Hand CEP School, scooped the top prize and is now going to have her first story printed in a children’s book published by Chapter One Promotions.
Teigan’s mum Fiona said, “Teigan loves reading and writing and has an incredible imagination.
“We thought it was probably a long shot and never expected to win but when she wrote the piece at school in the beginning of Year 5 for a writing assessment her teacher was very impressed and when she showed me I thought I would love to enter this into a competition.
“You can imagine our absolute delight when five months later Teigan received the letter saying she had won first prize, we are so very proud of her and this wonderful achievement!”