Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

An eight-year-old girl is winning at life after penning a bestseller about her annoying brother

nia mya 2 resize.jpg
nia mya.jpg

The latest literary inspiration in womanhood might have not even hit her teens, but she’s already written a bestselling book.

Nia Mya Reese is winning at life after writing her internationally-acclaimed novel – hold it – at the tender age of eight.

After telling her teacher that she was an expert in caring for her annoying little brother, five-year-old Ronald Michael, she was encouraged to write a book about her specialist subject.

Taking the summer to refine her thoughts with the assistance of her mother Chernita, Nia penned How To Deal And Care For Your Annoying Little Brother.

Nia Mya Reese

The heart-warming book shares details on a number of important topics, including how to spend time alone, how to say sorry, and how to love your younger sibling.

“It didn’t take very long,” said Nia Mya to CBS news.


Read more:


Not only did the book earn her the kudos of her town and a visit from the city mayor, but her non-fiction read is now listed as a bestselling parenting book on Amazon.

And, when asked about her feelings towards her brother, Nia Mya didn’t exactly beat around the bush.

“Aren’t most five-year-old brothers annoying?” she was asked.

“Well, he’s a little downright annoying. He will throw the ball and the ball will just goes flying everywhere,” she said.

“And sometimes it hits me.”

Author Nia Mya Reese takes a look through her work

In spite of her expertise, Nia Mya said her brother isn’t always the best at taking her advice.

“He won’t always listen. You need to teach him sometimes,” said the pint-sized author.


Read more:


Now that Nia Mya is getting her well-deserved taste of fame, apparently the other kids in her class have been inspired to follow suit.

“It really has spread the excitement across our school for other young writers,” said Nia Mya’s teacher, Beth Hankins.

While we eagerly await for a sequel, we’re hoping Ronald Michael is going to share his thoughts on his big sister too. 

Pictures: CBS news

Words: Jasmine Andersson

Related

secret life 5 year olds channel 4.jpg

Secret Life of Five Year Olds: The incredible life lessons we learned

17264131_1439261556096238_4725409180612220907_n.jpg

This photograph of a haircut has gone viral for the best reason

robert kelly family.jpg

The family of that hilarious BBC news interview have spoken out

Comments

More

Backlash as star says The Handmaid's Tale is “not a feminist story”

"It’s a human story, because women’s rights are human rights"

by Sarah Biddlecombe
24 Apr 2017

Elisabeth Moss on why you shouldn't binge watch The Handmaid's Tale

"You may need a second to step back and think about what you’ve seen"

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Apr 2017

Exclusive: young mother who escaped Boko Haram shares her story

"I had to be prepared for the worst at all times."

by Sarah Biddlecombe
07 Apr 2017

Margaret Atwood has penned a brand-new ending for The Handmaid’s Tale

And she’s hinted at a sequel, too…

by Kayleigh Dray
06 Apr 2017

Witherspoon & Kidman are already planning a Big Little Lies follow-up

They have optioned a second Liane Moriarty book.

by Hayley Spencer
05 Apr 2017

The best new books of April

From learning to adult to haunting short stories

by Sarah Shaffi
04 Apr 2017

The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist is announced

Meet your spring reading list

by Sarah Biddlecombe
03 Apr 2017

The storyteller: Romola Garai kicks off Stylist’s Book Club

The actress shares her top 10 reads

by Helen Bownass
01 Apr 2017

Expert tips on how to beat writer's block

Five tips to get the words flowing

by Sarah Biddlecombe
31 Mar 2017

The nightmarish full trailer for The Handmaid's Tale has landed

Chilling

by Amy Swales
24 Mar 2017