Meet Mikiya McClinton! She’s a fourteen year old, ninth grade honor student from Mississippi who loves reading, writing, and playing sports. The Magic Necklace was originally a surprise for her parents rather than a work Mikiya considered submitting to a publisher. After reading it, her parents fell in love with the story and encouraged Mikiya to write more.
Mikiya’s diligent work boosted her confidence, making it possible for her approach authors to discuss her work. As a result of meeting award winning author, Candy Grant, Mikiya received an introduction to a publisher. And the rest, as they say, is history. The Magic Necklace highlights the emerging talent of this young author. The depth of Mikiya’s creativity is quite evident as Max’s story unfolds.