At the age of just 11, Addison Phillips has achieved what many only dream of. On October 1, the budding young author unveiled her debut book on the Amazon Kindle store. Titled The Legend of the Wobble Wots, the story chronicles the tale of Lucy, a spirited young girl battling to persuade her friends and villagers to embrace the enchanting stories passed down through generations by her Great Mama Alice. An unforeseen twist sets the stage for a magical odyssey where Lucy’s adventures will unfurl the hidden truths of the legend. Addison’s inspiration for the story blossomed from her reading author C.S. Lewis. “I love C.S. Lewis, and got my first ideas while reading his The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe series. His characters felt so real,” she said. According to her mother, Janelle, Addison is consumed by her passion for writing. “Few 11-year-olds like to hold a pen rather than a game controller. Addy goes a step further, sculpting clay figurines of her characters and enacting the tales,” she said. Addison devoted roughly a year, albeit intermittently, to crafting the book. Her creative process, she says, is marked by spontaneity: “I begin with a idea; I don’t like planning — it annoys me. I like discovering my characters’ journeys as much as I want readers to enjoy them,” she said. With an aspiration to inspire readers, Addison shared: “My friends and family loved it, and the joy I brought them was awesome. I hope to spread that happiness.” The Geraldton schoolgirl’s passion for reading and writing began at a young age, marked by her composition of short stories and poems. Her talent was recently lauded with a highly commended gong at the Randolph Stow Young Writers Awards this year. The future seems promising for Addison, who is keen to elevate her beloved hobby into a full-fledged career. “I would love to write all day and make it my job, I just really like writing and reading my own stories,” she said. Addison’s debut book is available for readers to enjoy on Kindle Unlimited or to purchase on the Amazon website.