NKY teen balances internship, signings for new book she authored

Posted at 4:30 AM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 10:55:45-04

CINCINNATI -- Lauren Hudson has had a knack for writing since the sixth grade.

"My English teacher asked me to write a short story," she said. "And I spent four weeks writing a 50-page novella."

Since then, Hudson has become a published author. She co-wrote a book with her father when she was an eighth-grader. Since then, she has written two more on her own.

"It's just an amazing feeling to see people walk up to me at the book signings and say, 'Oh, I love you and I relate to your characters so much,'" Hudson said.

Her new book is called "The Deception." It's the second in a trilogy that started with 2016's "The Ascension."

"When you're writing a sequel, you have to make sure everything lines up perfectly or somebody will catch the discrepancies," Hudson said. 

The books, about teen triplets who are guardian angels with the power to see the past, present and future, have won multiple literary awards from New York to Paris. She's also won awards for her screen adaption. 

Hudson is also a soon-to-be college freshman. She's spending her summer interning at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

"I go to Children's at 8 in the morning and I work until 4 or 5, and I get home and I write," she said.

When she heads to college in the fall, Hudson plans to major in neuroscience to be a doctor.

"I definitely want to keep writing," she said. "I don't have a plan for another series yet, but I'm hoping it'll come soon."