New book captures essence of growing up

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Author Steve Paalz compiles poetic works to create collection of poems for teenagers

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In his new book titled “On Being Sixteen” (published by Xlibris), author Steve Paalz shows his passion for poetry while exhibiting all the thoughts, fears and anxieties of a sixteen year old boy.

On Being Sixteen” is a collection of poems written by a teenage author about growing up and what it means to be a teenager in the ever-changing modern world. It also shows his dreams for the future and the fears and anxieties that are common in most teenagers. The poems themselves give off a poignancy and intensity that shows the author’s great love for poetry combined with his own perceptions on life as a teenager.

This book of poetry allows readers to lose themselves in skillfully written compositions and experience the nostalgia of teenage life.

“On Being Sixteen”
By Steven Paalz
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 88 pages | ISBN 9781499050936
Softcover | 6x9 in | 88 pages | ISBN 9781499050943
E-Book | 88 pages | ISBN 9781499050929
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Steven Paalz began writing the poems in this collection at the age of 13 merely for his own entertainment. Now 17, he has pulled together a number of his favorites for all to enjoy. Paalz, who lives in Dublin, Ohio with his family and two dogs, will soon become a senior in high school and is beginning his college search and his journey into the “real world”. Paalz is a typical teenager who enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing sports and video games and particularly enjoys travel. When he is not writing, Paalz loves to run and is a member of his high school’s cross country team. He has enjoyed writing since he was able to write, especially poetry, and he plans to continue writing for the rest of his life. Like any other teenager, he does not know what he wants to do “when he grows up”, but he loves to travel and go to interesting places. He hopes others will read and appreciate his poetry and the years of writing he put into it.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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