Throughout the nation communities and individuals honor authors on National Authors’ Day, Nov. 1. Today we recognize journalist Kamryn Schultz, ’19, for her serialized book, Redemption, on The Feather.
According to National Day Calendar website, the history of this national day began in 1928 with president of the Bement Illinois Women’s Club Nellie Verne Burt McPherson. McPherson was a teacher who loved to read.
While recuperating in a hospital during World War I, McPherson wrote a fan letter to fiction writer Irving Bacheller. She wrote telling him how much she enjoyed reading his story Eben Holden’s Last Day A’ Fishin.
Bacheller sent her an autographed copy of another book. McPherson thought she could never thank him enough so she decided to submit her idea for a National Author’s Day to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
They declared November 1 as a day to honor American authors and writers.
On this day honoring authors, The Feather recognizes journalist Kamryn Schultz. Schultz is the author of a serialized novel, Redemption, on The Feather. Redemption is a series of chapters published monthly on The Feather beginning the 2016-17 school year.
Being a journalist for three years, Schultz began writing her short story exactly a year ago as a sophomore.
Growing up, Schultz loved writing. She created a large folder that was full of many stories.
Schultz sees her novel as a way she can express her creativity and hopes her readers find inspiration through the characters in her pieces,
“When I took part in journalism, I noticed by my second year I could put some of my previously written stories to use,” Schultz said. “I had written a couple chapters for this one story I had, and I talked to Mr. (Greg) Stobbe and Mrs. (Kori) Friesen about it and they thought it was a great idea. I’ve been writing it for one year now and I hope to finish it off in a couple chapters. I want the readers to understand that you can do anything you set your mind to and that nothing is impossible.”
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