One of the more amazing stories to come out of our town, Gainesville, Florida, this past year is the publication of the first novel in a series by thirteen year old writer, Nancy Yi Fan ("FON"). The book is called Swordbird. It's a fantasy novel for elementary school children about important issues -- good and evil, freedom, peace, and hope. It's set in the world, as the title suggests, of birds. Recently, our correspondent, Linda Lamme, spoke with Nancy about her inspiration for the book, how she wrote it, and then how she managed to get it published. It was years of hard work, but Nancy makes it sound easy.
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