CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — This Kid to Know is a published author, 19-times over! Writing changed her life in more ways than one. 18-year old Alex James has autism.
When the teenager was young, she was only speaking in broken sentences. That is, until she started writing stories and the words came like a flood. Those stories became books.
She wrote her first at age 6 and was first published at 9. Her latest achievement is competing in the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, or ACT-SO.
James says she’s working on three more books and wants to be a famous author or screenwriter someday.