Is Amelia Burnley’s youngest author?

Young author Amelia Hewitt, six, from Burnley, has written three stories and illustrated the book to sell to raise funds for Pendleside Hospice.

Young author Amelia Hewitt, six, from Burnley, has written three stories and illustrated the book to sell to raise funds for Pendleside Hospice.

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Toys and television take a back seat when it comes to one of Burnley’s youngest authors, Amelia Hewitt.

For the talented little girl, who is only six, has spent months writing three funny short stories that she plans to print and sell in a booklet to raise money for charity.

A pupil at Christ the King RC Primary School in Burnley, Amelia came up with the idea of raising money earlier this year when some of her classmates made loom band bracelets to sell for a good cause.

Amelia’s proud mum, Sarah of Cog Lane, said: “One night she came home and said she wanted to write some stories to help the hospice. She knew about the hospice as her grandparents donate to it regularly.’’

Amelia started writing her stories on paper before moving to the computer where every spare minute has been spent working on her tales.

Sarah added: “She has spent months doing this every night after school. She loves writing and the ideas just seem to come to her, these stories really are amazing to say she is so young.’’

Daddy’s A Baddie, My Milkman John and North Pole Beach are now part of the booklet, My Three Funny Short Stories.

Amelia, who has a little sister Bethany, who is two, has even completed a series of illustrations to go with the stories.

Sarah and her husband Andy, are now hoping a local firm may offer to print up the booklet that will be sold for £3 each with all the money going to the hospice.

Sarah said: “We are hoping to sell the booklet at school, church and a variety of other places and would be so grateful to anyone who could help us out with the printing.’’

If you can help with printing Amelia’s booklet please ring Sarah on 07928903201.