It is always amazing to see the brilliance of the young. I love young kids of any type, color, or class. I have had a few myself, and now as grandkids. When a real shining star comes along it is so hard to resist getting to know them more. It was my pleasure to meet Shanaya Fastje of El Paso, Texas. She was two tables down from me, with her attentive parents, at the El Paso Public Library Great Southwest Book Fair where I was there with my novella “Dos Gringos.” This 11-year old has already published three books (she’s ahead of me,) excelled at studies and sports, and honored by the governor of Texas as a “Shining Star of Texas.”
You can see Shanaya’s “Mystery School“ books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She is personable, articulate, and involved. She was certified a Math Master by the El Paso Community College and has earned the Blue Belt in Martial Arts. In every other way, she appeared to me to be a normal young girl, but just sharp, polite, and confident.
“May the source be with you,” Shanaya.
Shanaya’s web page is at http://www.shanayafastje.com/index.htm