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Georgia youth among new movement of teen authors


DULUTH Two Georgia Baptist students are beginning their careers setting an example for other youth in the literary world.

Travis Hardin, a senior at Hebron Christian Academy School in Dacula and member of Hebron Baptist Church, is the author of Called to Serve, a World War II thriller. A book signing will be held at 6 p.m. April 14 at Hebron Christian Academy School.

Rebecca Wilson, a member of Union Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, has written White Star, a story about a 16-year-old American girl corresponding with an 18-year-old European boy in 1912. A book signing in Georgia for her is slated to come in the upcoming months.

Its been my passion for a long time to see teens share in print the stories many of them have written and laid to rest in a shoe box, never dreaming their work would someday be published, said Patti Hummel president of the The Benchmark Group, LLC, which is sponsoring the 2007 Young Writers Series.

We hear almost daily accounts of stories about poor and destructive choices many youth are making. It is refreshing to hear of young people who have decided to live by godly principles.

It is our hope that many students with a bent on writing will contact us with their stories to be considered for the next list [of writers].

For more information contact Hummel at (615) 366-3300,, or