Honiton teenager Tegan self-publishes her first novel

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:09 12 April 2017

Tegan Anderson with her first  self-published book. Ref mhh 10-17TI 8310. Picture: Terry Ife

Tegan Anderson with her first self-published book. Ref mhh 10-17TI 8310. Picture: Terry Ife


A Honiton teenager who said writing a book is the ‘only thing’ she has wanted to do has self-published her first novel.

Tegan Anderson, 16, began writing stories at the age of seven and has, over the years, entered writing competitions and become a member of the online writing community Movellas.

She published her book Beauty in the Breakdown on Amazon last month to allow her to have control over its content and appearance.

The Honiton Community College pupil said: “Writing a book became the only thing I wanted to do.

“This book is about broken people, written for broken people.

“One of the main things I wanted to focus on was telling the stories of people who don’t fit into society’s expectations, in addition to writing something from a perspective which could be enjoyed by all genders.

“The inspiration for this novel came from endless hours spent analysing song lyrics, watching music videos, and researching films.

“All this inspiration was put into words and then into the story.

“The idea of Bonnie and Clyde was a big influence in the early chapters but ­­a desire to create something that no one else had took over from then onwards.

“Having something which has existed solely in my head and in Word documents for the past two years as something physical which I can share with the world is indescribable.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me by buying my book, and I can’t wait to see what else there is to come.”

To find out more about her book, visit: www.amazon.co.uk/Beauty-Breakdown-Tegan-Anderson/dp/1508849846

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