Putnam County boy pens book, 'Crazy Mawmaw Goes to the Movies'

Cole Angel, 9, reads his children's book that is being sold on Amazon. (WCHS/WVAH)

A 9-year-old Putnam County boy has done something not a lot of kids his age have done. Cole Angel is a published author.

"She walked there because she didn't have a car. Wonder why?" said Cole, reading from his children's book "Crazy Mawmaw Goes to the Movies." It came out on Amazon this week.

"It's a book about a crazy person, and she doesn't know what anything is and she goes to the movies," Cole said.

It took him about a month to write the book. He had help from his grandmother, who Cole said was his inspiration.

"She just takes a lot of time in writing her books, and I wanted to do something like that. I thought it would be cool to be a published author," Cole said.

His classmates in the third grade at Calvary Baptist Academy in Hurricane agree.

"They think it's really cool, and they also said they are going to buy one," said Cole, adding they are not getting any discounts on the price of the book.

Kara Spencer, Cole's mother, said her son started talking about writing a book last summer.

"I think this will boost his confidence," Spencer said. "It teaches him responsibility to take this on as his own. If he wants to have a book, he actually has to take the time and think of the story line and get it on paper."

The book sells for $9.99. Cole already has plans for the money he makes.

"Buy a car. Save up for one," he said.

Cole would like to write more books in the future, something not a lot of kids his age have accomplished.

He dedicated his book to Amy Garnett, his third grade teacher at Calvary Baptist Academy.

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