PLYMOUTH—Elizabeth Vore, originally from Plymouth, recently published her first book, “True Destiny,” a fantastic coming-of-age story about a young orphan, Rose, who is enrolled in a special school and there discovers his incredible heritage and magical power. match. She also discovers that she is capable of great things by overcoming obstacles in her path.
Vore only discovered her love for books when she was an older child. “When I started reading, I didn’t like doing it. But I got addicted to the “Hardy Boys” mysteries and read them all. As much as they lured her into the wonderful stories of the world, she wished she could find books that featured girls as the main characters. “There weren’t many! Not when I was growing up. And I thought, ‘Well, that sucks.’ I found two authors that I liked.
Eventually her love of stories grew into a desire to write her own. “My mind is whirling with my stories all the time,” she said. Nevertheless, Vore never expected to be published. But then she found a publisher. “It was like, ‘Oh wow! I’m on the road. I’m almost there.'”
Throughout the process, Vore’s grandmother has been a supporting figure. “When I was actually writing that first one, my grandmother, who is a librarian, would proofread it for me,” Vore said. “She was the first person to help me bring this to final form and the first cheerleader to help me get there.”
The writing process was long and posed several hurdles that Vore had to negotiate, which only made her a stronger person and helped her understand herself better. It’s something Vore and Rose have in common. “She’s my alter ego,” Vore said. “[The theme is] discovering who you are and embodying that and growing into who you are and who you were meant to be.
“True Destiny” is available for purchase online from Dorrance Publishers at Bookstore.DorrancePublishing.com/true-destiny.