No Writer’s Block Here: 12-Year-Old Author Already Finishing His Second Book

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Steven Fiedler, a sixth-grader living near Sacramento, California, has just had his first book published. Cat Boy is the story of an 11-year-old boy who turns into a cat.

Sixth-grader Steven Fiedler is on Spring Break this week like millions of other kids. But instead of vegging out in front of the TV or a video game, he’s finishing up his second novel. Steven’s first book, Cat Boy – about an 11-year-old boy who turns into a cat – was just published, and he’s not planning to be a one-book wonder.

"I read that J. K. Rowling made a billion dollars from writing Harry Potter, and I thought maybe I could do something like that too", Steven said. While many parents would smile patronizingly if their child said something like that, Steven’s parents were so impressed by his first draft of Cat Boy that they decided to publish it themselves.

Signed copies of Cat Boy can be ordered at or by contacting Spotted Cat Designs, PO Box 220, Rescue, CA 95672 (phone 530-677-4520). Cat Boy is also available through bookstores as well as

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