Junction City High Senior Brysen Taylor has already written 5 books


JUNCTION CITY (WIBW) – Junction City High School, author and good-natured Brysen Taylor’s passion for writing began in his early years, when he finished his first short story in kindergarten.

Taylor continued to light and strengthen the fire for writing within him, starting his first full-fledged book in fifth grade. The process of creating a book ready for publication took years for Taylor, but in 2019, while a sophomore in high school, he finally saw his name on the cover of “Dark Hearts 1: Dead Light “.

“It’s kinda wild, because I’m writing them, writing them and writing them all the time, and I never thought I would see my name anywhere other than in the book I typed,” Taylor said. “I think at some point I’m just going to wake up and it’ll be my sophomore year again and I’m writing this one, getting ready for publication, and I’m just like, ‘Wait, was that a whole vision or like a dream or something, or was I living in a fantasy world that I created? ‘ “

On its first outing, Taylor published four additional books, each one delving into the world of murder, mystery, thrill, crime, and even the supernatural. Titles include “The Reoccurring”, “The Broken Kingdom Book 1: The Scorching Desert”, “My Dark Tragedies Book 1: Haunted Past”, and his most recent, a sequel to his first book, “Dark Hearts 2: Rising Demons . “

Junction City High School’s unique academic structure within the four professional academies (Freshman Success Academy; Business, Public Service and Hospitality; Science, Engineering and Health; Fine Arts and Human Services) has helped Taylor to be able to focus much of his time on his passion for writing.

“It’s so focused on one thing. Let’s say academies didn’t exist, and they were all random classes. I don’t think we would be that organized, because then I wouldn’t be able to put all my thoughts in one line and say to myself, “This is what I can do every day,” Taylor said.

Overall, Taylor is hoping her success will motivate others who might consider taking this leap of faith.

“Keep going, because ultimately if you don’t take a stand by writing your own books or doing what you want to do with a living, then it won’t happen if you don’t go,” Taylor said. .

As for Taylor, he is far from closing the chapter of his author’s career. We’re sure he’s on the right storyline and 13 joins in the praise of this exceptional local teenager.

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