Creative Kid Thursday! Meet Kid Author Luke Meier!

31 Jan

It’s been awhile since I had a creative kid to tell you about and now for the next three Thursdays, I’ve got awesome kids to tell you about! A kid business person, a great artist and today I want to tell you about 8-year-old Luke Meier, a second-grader who wrote a novel!


The Portal: Into the light (Volume 1)

By Luke Meier

Joe Meier (Contributor)

Illustrated by Leah Meier

96 Pages

Published by CreateSpace on August 1, 2012

Description taken from the back of the book –

“Into the light” is the story of the nine-year-old Leo and his dog Bucky, who accidentally activates a Portal to an unknown universe and sends them on the adventure of their lifetime. Leo and Bucky suddenly have to fight droids and rock monsters to survive, find a way back home and save the galaxy.”

Into the light is available at Amazon as both an ebook and paperback. Click HERE to go to the Amazon page.

mr90043940713.jpgThank you for doing this interview with me Luke! What is it like to be a kid author?

intothelightIt is really good – It’s fun when I give my book to friends or when someone buys or reviews it on Amazon.

mr90043940713.jpgHow did you get the idea for your book?

intothelightI got some ideas from StarWars and Minecraft. Some characters are my friends and even my dog. In the next book I got some ideas from the Beast Quest books.

mr90043940713.jpgI get a lot of ideas from Star Wars too. Did your parents help you with the book? If so how?

intothelightYes. My sister Leah did the drawings. My Dad listened to my ideas and wrote them down. At nighttime he read me my chapters so I could make sure everything is exactly as I wanted it to be. My Mom read it to make sure the words were spelled right.

mr90043940713.jpgThat’s great you got a lot of help from your family! Do you want to write another book?  What is your advice to kids who want to write a book?

intothelightYes, I am working on the second part of the story I started in “Into the Light” right now. My advice to other kids is tell your parents your ideas and they will help you writing your story.

mr90043940713.jpgThat’s awesome you are writing another novel! That is real dedication! Do you like to read? If so, what is your favorite book?

intothelightYes and No. At school we sometimes have boring books. My favorite books are “Into the Light” and Beast Quest.

mr90043940713.jpgWhat do you want to be when you grow up?

intothelightI used to want to be a Lego designer but now I am not sure anymore.

mr90043940713.jpgLEGO designer is an awesome career choice! 😀 Thanks again Luke!

23 Responses to “Creative Kid Thursday! Meet Kid Author Luke Meier!”

  1. Joanna January 31, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    Loved hearing from Luke! Also think it is cool how involved the whole family were with this project.


  2. jama January 31, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    I enjoyed hearing about Luke’s new book. What a great project to work on a novel with help from your family :). Can’t wait to meet more kid authors!


  3. Barbara January 31, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    Well how cool is that? I can remember helping my son write stories around that age, too. Nothing that got published, though. Great interview, Erik.


  4. Genevieve Petrillo January 31, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Bucky is my hero! I wish Luke could teach Mom a thing or two about putting a dog into a book! Thanks Erik!

    Love and licks,


  5. Michelle Isenhoff January 31, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Wow! This is really great, Luke! I was old before I wrote my first novel! My boys, too, love writing stories. It’s the one writing assignment they don’t feel is really homework.


  6. ontheplumtree January 31, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    Bravo, Erik and Luke…How marvelous to writing books at such a young age. What an inspiration. Well done and good luck!


  7. Catherine Johnson January 31, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    So inspiring! Good luck Luke! Thanks Erik. I’m going to tell Matthew see if it will get him writing 😉


  8. Kat Taylor February 1, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    Best Wishes on your book! Thanks for letting us know about his book, Erik! This will inspire other young authors!


  9. KidLitReviews February 2, 2013 at 6:18 am #

    Interesting creative kid. The entire family what an idea. 😀


  10. shelly yoder February 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Congratulations Luke! Your book is a success. We loved reading it and look forward to reading your next book.


  11. Luke February 7, 2013 at 3:47 am #

    Thank you all for your kind replies! I am working on Book 2 of the series and “Into the Light!” is on sale for $0.99 right now.


  12. Myra GB February 11, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    I love that this book is just the beginning of a series. How awesome. Best of luck Luke! And thanks Erik for sharing Luke’s creative process with us. It’s always great to have such a supportive family. 🙂



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