Boynton Beach native Shayne Leighton, 22, was one of 25 children’s and young adult authors participating in the third annual April is for Authors Children and Young Adult Authors Festival Saturday at Palm Beach Gardens High School.
However, it was just six years ago that Leighton, a student at Dreyfoos School of the Arts at the time, sent the first three chapters of her initial book, “The Vampire’s Daughter,” to Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author of the “Tantalize” series.
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