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Amador Valley Sophomore publishes his 3rd book

Original post made by Shyam K, Del Prado, on Feb 25, 2023

Sanjay Ravishankar, a sophomore at Amador Valley High School, is quickly making a name for himself in the literary world with his third book, "A Collection of Stories, Short and Long". The talented young author has previously published two other books, "Shrunk" and "Draagonus Adventurus", which have been well-received by readers of all ages.

Sanjay has always had a passion for writing, and he began writing short stories at a young age. His love for storytelling and creativity has been the driving force behind his writing career. He is a self-taught writer and has honed his craft through extensive reading and writing.

"A Collection of Stories: Short and Long" is a compilation of short stories that showcase Sanjay’s versatile writing style. The book features a variety of genres, including mystery, science fiction, and fantasy, and is sure to appeal to readers of all ages. His previous books have received critical acclaim and have been praised for their engaging storylines, relatable characters, and imaginative settings. "Shrunk" tells the story of a child who is shrunk down to the size of an ant and must navigate his way through a dangerous world. "Draagonus Adventurus" follows the journey of a young child and his interdimensional friends, who must befriend dangerous dragons in order to save their dimension from monsters and sorcerers.

With his latest book, Sanjay aims to continue his success as an author and hopes to inspire other young writers to pursue their dreams. He believes that anyone can write, and that with enough passion and dedication, anyone can become a successful author.

Sanjay’s writing journey started in his fifth grade when he started writing short stories for a competition called Young Inklings. Out of the five years that he had participated, he had won three times. He wanted to take the writing to the next level by writing a full-length novel, not just a yearly short story. Called Draagonus Adventurus, his first full-length published novel started off as random thought in his head. He started building on this thought - soon, he came up with an entire plot for my novel. He said, “The hardest part is writing down the story; since it is the longest portion, it is easy to get distracted with a new idea. The key is to stay focused and live the characters in your head”.

"A Collection of Stories, Short and Long" was released in December 2022, and Sanjay is excited to share his latest work with readers around the world. The book is available on various online platforms, including Amazon and Blurb.

Sanjay grew up with a love of reading and storytelling. He credits his parents for instilling a love of literature in him from a young age, and he was always encouraged to pursue his passion for writing. His love of writing led him to write his first published short story, "Shrunk", at the age of 13. The book was inspired by a dream that Sanjay had, and he spent countless hours developing the storyline and characters. The book was published in 2020 and quickly became a hit among young readers.

Following the success of "Shrunk", Ravishankar began working on his second book, "Draagonus Adventurus". The book was published in 2021 and received critical acclaim for its engaging storyline and relatable characters.
In addition to his writing, Sanjay is also an accomplished student at Amador Valley High School. He is a president of the school's Astronomy club, officer at the IntAMS Math club, social media manager of the chess club and has won several awards for his public speaking skills. He also participates in various extracurricular activities, including volunteering at his local library and tutoring middle and high schoolers at Learn To Be.

Despite his busy schedule, Sanjay always finds time to write. He credits his success as an author to his love of storytelling and his dedication to his craft. He believes that anyone can become a successful author if they are willing to put in the work and follow their passion. As a young author, Sanjay hopes to inspire other young writers to pursue their dreams. He believes that writing is a powerful tool for self-expression, and encourages others to embrace their creativity and share their stories with the world.
With the publication of "A Collection of Stories, Short and Long", Sanjay hopes to reach a wider audience and share his love of storytelling with even more readers. He is excited to see how his latest work will be received, and is already planning his next book.

Sanjay Ravishankar is a talented young author whose passion for writing and storytelling has earned him critical acclaim and a growing fanbase. His latest book, "A Collection of Stories, Short and Long", is sure to be a hit among readers of all ages, and is a testament to his versatility as a writer. With his dedication and talent, Sanjay is sure to continue making a name for himself in the literary world and inspiring others to pursue their own creative dreams. He plans to continue writing and publishing books for many years to come, and hopes to inspire future generations of writers to follow their dreams.

You can grab your copy of his books at Amazon, Blurb,
- Draagonus Adventurus at Amazon,, IndieBound
- Shrunk at Amazon
- A Collection of Stories, Short and Long at Blurb

Comments (1)

Posted by Kelly French
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 28, 2023 at 11:44 am

Kelly French is a registered user.

Impressive! Nice work, Sanjay!

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