Cameren White is just 11 years old a published author. Her book, “Coconut Saves The Day: The COVID Monster,” inspires people to never give up hope.
NORFOLK, Va. – Coconut is not your average, monster fighter. And the Cameren White is not your average preteen.
The 11-year-old honors student at Rosemont Middle School in Norfolk is a painter, designer and said she wrote her first book in just five hours.
“You know how you think a lot, and then you get the big idea, and your idea comes to life? So that’s what happened to my book,” White said.
“Coconut Saves the Day: The COVID Monster” is about a young girl who learns about COVID-19 while watching TV with the family. Then White said Coconut is doing the most powerful thing she knows how to do.
“She’s running upstairs and she’s starting to pray,” White said. “My grandmother and my mother have always taught me that – you pray, everything will get better.”
While the story is fictional, White said the subject hits home.
“My grandfather … I think it was 2021, he got COVID and he died,” White explained.
And at the end of last year, White himself tested positive for the virus.
“COVID can bring depression,” White said. “It can bring grief. It’s just not happiness.”
White said she hopes her book helps people escape the harsh realities of the pandemic and take up life’s challenges heroically.
“Even though we know there may be more variations in the future, still think you know it will be over soon,” White said.
White has sold about 350 copies of his book since its official release in October. “Coconut Saves the Day: The COVID Monster” can be purchased at Amazon.
White will host his first art gallery extravaganza on Saturday, February 19th at 7 p.m. 12:30 d. Facebook Live.