Log College Student Publishes Children's Book

Victoria Johnson was inspired to write "The Lemonade Standoff" after a trip to her grandmother's house.

The book publishing world can be a tough business, filled with rejection letter after rejection letter. Would-be authors can spend years submitting manuscripts that don't get picked up.

So it's understandable if struggling writers get a little jealous when they hear about Victoria Johnson, a seventh grader at who has authored a new children's book, called The Lemonade Standoff.

"I've been writing short stories ever since I learned how to write," said Victoria. "I just love exploring my imagination and creativity."

Victoria came up with the idea in 2009 while drinking a glass of sweet lemonade at her grandmother's house in Willow Grove. Her parents, Alphonso and April, submitted the story, along with a few others, to Tate Publishing in 2010, and a representative picked The Lemonade Standoff for publication.

The story follows two young girls, Keenah and Shay, who want to spend the summer selling lemonade. They think it will be relaxing, enjoyable endeavor until one of their rivals sets up her own stand.

The book is available on Amazon. There will also be copies available at Victoria's book signings. She is scheduled to appear at the Dolce Hotel & Resort in King of Prussia, Feb. 18 from 2-6 p.m., and at in Willow Grove on March 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Even though she has cleared an important hurdle in the book publishing race, Victoria has no intention of slowing down.

"I think I want to turn it into a series," she said. "Maybe do one for each season. I really like these characters and I want to do more with them."

Mary Alice Brancato January 27, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Woo Hoo! This is awesome Victoria! I'm sure your Mom and Dad are so proud of you. You are on your way sweetie and a series sounds just wonderful! Congrats to you Victoria!
Cindy Browne January 27, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Congratulations! What an AWESOME ACCOMPLISHMENT at such a young age! Keep up the great work, Victoria!
april m johnson January 30, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Thank you Warminster Patch for a very good article and helping us get the word out about Victoria's book! We are grateful...
Tina pope April 06, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Hi ms. victoria I have looking for your book in the store. I've unsucsessful in finding it. What store has this book I would love to purchase it for my grandson. You keep on writting young lady so I can buy the whole collection.


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