Hey! I’m Anika.

In short, I can be summed up in 3 sentences (with paragraphs to explain them thoroughly, of course):

1 . Christ is my life.

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I grew up in a Christian home, but was saved by grace through faith at age 9, and then was saved again (yes, twice!) at age 12. I’m currently a 13-year-old living out her faith and sharing the Lord’s light everywhere she can – in my writing, my blog, and my life!

Jesus is Who I live for every day, and Who I hope to serve in all I do.

2 . Books are my adventures.

a thousand lives

I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember – and reading was what jump-started my dream for writing! I taught myself to read at age 4, and by age 9 had devoured many classics including C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, and L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Greene Gables –  and each of those books still holds a special spot on my bookshelf.

The wonders of literature take me on countless adventures all over the world every day and I still manage to get home in time for dinner. Who could ask for more than that?

3 . Writing is my dream.

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Writing, for me, started when I was young. I was 6 or 7, maybe, and with the help of a kind friend, would color stories on pieces of paper and staple them together to be my own little books. When I was 8, I wrote a short story all by myself – I was so proud. And I found writing to be a fun way to pass time, so I continued writing short stories.

When I was 11, I started my first blog. Through my blog I shared stories that I wrote. Shortly after I began my first blog, I discovered a kids writing magazine and submitted one of my stories to it. I was accepted and published in Stone Soup Magazine‘s November/December 2016 issue.

After that, my passion for writing grew and grew, and is still growing every day. I am working seriously on two novels and am pursuing publishing with the help of many mentors and friends on the same path as me.

Writing is how I speak in this world.

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  1. Anaika, we LOVE your Blog!!! WE are a Christian Brother and sister team that have a desire to reach our generation for Christ. Our names are ANnAlida and Aj. We are 11 and 10. You can visit our blog and see more. WE are just starting out so our blog is kind of in a stag of learning…so bear with us. IS it ok if we add your link and a snid-bit of your blog to our blog FAVORITE BLOGs page? It is for fellow Preteen/teens to go to.

    Thank you – just let us know if you do not wish to be on it.
    God Bless!!!
    Ann-Alida and AJ

    1. Hey, Anne-Alida and AJ! Thank you so much! Your blog sounds SO awesome, and I think it’s so amazing that you’re starting out blogging at such a young age (and are so good at it already!).

      I’d love to be featured on your page! Thanks for asking. <3 <3 God bless!

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