Release of She Remembers

11/16/2020

November 16, 2020 is the release of my second book, She RemembersThis book is very special to me. I was inspired to pen this story from the passing of Bella Muntean. She died from cancer at the young age of fifteen. May your memory live on forever through the telling and retelling of this story.

 

Smithtown Teen Writer Turns Published Author

Ariana Glaser, an eighth-grade student at Great Hollow Middle School, was told her book “She Remembers” will be published. Congratulations!

Ariana Glaser, an eighth grade student at Great Hollow Middle School in the Smithtown Central School District, will soon be a published author with her first novel “She Remembers.”
Ariana Glaser, an eighth-grade student at Great Hollow Middle School in the Smithtown Central School District, will soon be a published author with her first novel “She Remembers.” (Courtesy: Smithtown Central School District)

     It’s every writer’s dream to have their work published, but it’s even more of an honor when a middle school student finds out they will soon become a published author. Ariana Glaser, an eighth-grade student at Great Hollow Middle School in the Smithtown Central School District, was recently notified that her book “She Remembers” will be published by Foundations Book Publishing.

     Glaser received her letter of acceptance in mid-May and is excited to share her work with the world. “Writing has been such a huge part of my life for so many years, and finally being able to share my writing with everyone is more than I could ever ask for,” she said. Glaser began writing short stories at the age of 7, and when she turned 11, she finished writing her first full-length novella, “The World I Never Knew.” The following year, she self-published the novella through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing.

     Glaser knew that “She Remembers” deserved more attention than what she would achieve through self-publishing. “I searched for a publisher for ‘She Remembers’ for several months before Foundations Books offered me a publishing contract,” she said. “To say I was overjoyed would be an understatement. I am already working on my third novel, a mystery involving a dystopian society.”

     According to Glaser, “She Remembers” is dedicated to Isabella Muntean, a 15-year-old who she knew through social media who passed away from cancer in April 2018. Bella founded Angel Heart of Hope, a charity dedicated to helping childhood cancer victims. Glaser hopes her book calls attention to the plight of these children.

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Smithtown student completes second novel

Ariana Glaser, an eighth-grader at Great Hollow Middle

Ariana Glaser, an eighth-grader at Great Hollow Middle School in Smithtown, holds a copy of her self-published first novel, “The World I Never Knew.” Credit: Penny S. Glaser

A Smithtown eighth-grader with a love of literature recently completed her second novel after publishing her first one last year.

Ariana Glaser, who attends Great Hollow Middle School in the Smithtown Central School District, published her first novel, titled “The World I Never Knew,” in June. The 118-page book, which is a fictional story themed around kidnapping and emotional abuse, was published through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing.

Glaser’s second novel, titled “She Remembers,” is about a girl who was reincarnated after dying just before her 17th birthday. She is still working to find a publisher and plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Bella Muntean-Angel Heart of Hope Ministry.

Muntean is a South Carolina girl who died from osteosarcoma in 2018. Glaser had befriended her on social media because of their mutual love of American Girl dolls.

“I wanted to commemorate her in some way,” Glaser, 13, said of dedicating the book to Muntean. Of her love of writing, Glaser said: “I like being able to express my imagination and inspire others through the morals of my books.”

Glaser, a Girl Scout, is a member of her school’s National Junior Honor Society and participates in plays at her school and through the Star Playhouse at the Suffolk Y JCC in Commack. She also plays the piano and enjoys writing songs.