10-year-old Stevenson Ranch girl authors own children's books

STEVENSON RANCH, SANTA CLARITA (KABC) -- Friday was the last day of school for Stevenson Ranch elementary school 4th-grader Ryan Rector, but she may be hearing from some of her classmates this summer who are looking to add a book or two to their reading lists.

Because at just 10 years old, Ryan is the author of not one, but two books.

She's written "I'm Not a Vampire, I Just Suck My Thumb," and "Hey Zoo Animals, Wake Up Already!" with the help of her father, Clarence.

"It's mostly her ideas, but it's just me with a little bit of assistance of putting it all together," he said.

Her ideas come straight from her experiences.

Ryan is quick to tell anyone that writing is just a hobby. Her future plans include becoming a singer, actress and the first person to go to Mars.

But until those dreams come true, the father-daughter duo are happy to continue working together on the books.

So far the pair have sold more than 650 copies of their books, and there may soon be more in the works.

Ryan's books aren't on store shelves, but readers can purchase them on Amazon.com or on their own website rectortales.com.
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