Bel penns first book about girls’ struggle to fit in

b13-091 New author Annabel Walker 23yrs has written a book called Storme.
b13-091 New author Annabel Walker 23yrs has written a book called Storme.

A children’s entertainer has penned her first novel, aimed at teenagers, which tells the story of two young girls’ struggle to fit in.

Bel Ravenne, 23, of Ravensden, has had her first book, called Storme, published and she is set to hold a booksigning event on Saturday at Waterstones in Bedford.

Bel says she has based one of the characters on herself and the other girl on a friend who suffers with Asperger’s Syndrome.

She said: “The book is about two girls being brought together at university. They both have troubled backgrounds and have always struggled to fit in, but they find a common ground when they meet at university.

“It’s aimed at teenagers who may be going through the same thing. I wanted to give the message that even though you may struggle fitting in, there is always someone out there to build a life-long friendship with.”

Bel will be at Waterstones on Saturday between 10am and 4pm and there will be a competition and prizes, and Bel is also planning on holding a mini magic show if enough people show up.

She added: “I’m really excited to have my first book out. It’s been hard work but worth it to see it in hard back.”