FPD eighth grader Macy Fuller is now a published author. Fuller has been making string dolls for several years and selling them to friends and family. Her book combines the two. The story takes the reader on an adventure with a little stringling named Caramel, who has to overcome bullying and self-esteem issues on her way to reuniting Stringtopia and defeating the mysterious Knot. Fuller’s story invites children to take a proactive stance when it comes to courage and standing up for what you value.
You can find her book “Stringtopia: We Are All Tied Together” on Amazon.
We wanted to touch base with Macy about her new venture:
What inspired you to write a book?
I was in [Macon Chamber of Commerce’s] Young Entrepreneurs program, YEA, and my business was selling dolls. Since I could write, and making dolls took a hot second, I decided I would focus on writing the book instead of just the dolls.
What’s the most challenging part about writing a book?
The most challenging part about writing the book was making enough content to last the whole thing. It was really a grind to get this thing published, because I had to make all the dolls in all the photos and then stand them in the corresponding positions. Then I took the picture and pasted them in the Word document to send to the illustrator. Then my family, an editor, and I edited. The publishing was a little easier because someone recommended publishing through Amazon.
What do you hope people take away from your book?
What I hope people will take from my book is that, as cheesy as it sounds, we’re all tied together, and that we’re stronger together. We’re all different in our own ways, and our differences should tie us together, not tear us apart.