Young authors David & Laura T. Lee (inspires others to write)

David T. Lee (14 year-old of 5 books, published a 4,500-word sci-fi at 7); Laura T. Lee (12 year-old of 2 novels, published a 62,000-word novel at 10)

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A chilly, yet successful, day at the Winter Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair!

Last Saturday, my sister and I sold books at Oak Middle School’s Winter Farmer’s Market and Artisans Fair! This was our third year at this event. Sales were fast in the first hour, but slowed to a trickle as time passed by. Overall, we sold 10 books total. Along with selling books, we had a […]

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Authorpreneurs Deliver Talk at Shrewsbury Public Library

Last Thursday, my sister, my father and I were invited to speak from 6:30-8 PM at the 3rd anniversary Krosslink event in the Shrewsbury Public Library. Krosslink is a program created by Venkat Kolluri to promote entrepreneurship at public libraries. Our event was labeled “Authorpreneurs’ Talk” and we talked about how we wrote and published […]

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See you at Winter Farmers Market (Today, Oak 2:30-6:30pm)

Young authors David and Laura Lee (currently enrolled in 9th and 7th grade) will be selling their books. They will promote their new books. David published his 5th book, the final book of his sci-fi series “The Adventures of Danny Hoopenbiller”. He started the series when he introduced his 1st book (a 4,500-word chapter book) […]

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Authorpreneur’s Talk: What You Can Learn About Writing, Publishing and Promotion

An entrepreneur MEETUP event organized by Shrewsbury Public Library this Thursday (6:30 to 8:00PM) hosted by Priya Rathnam (Assistant Library Director). Please join us if you are interested in learning about Writing, Publishing and Promotion. https://www.meetup.com/Krosslink-Shrewsbury-MA-Library/events/244939547/ Authorpreneur’s Talk: What You Can Learn About Writing, Publishing and Promotion Thursday, Nov 16, 2017, 6:30 PM Shrewsbury Public […]

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Another rewarding book event at Floral Street School!

Yesterday, my sister and I sold books at Floral Street School’s Family Fun Fair! We made 12 book sales in total. Although we’ve done this event for many years, this year brought some interesting and fun moments! Given that our booth is directly next to a Scholastic book sale and multiple concession stands, we tried […]

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Floral Fun Fair (New Books Launch Tomorrow 10am-3pm)

Same as the past 7 years, young authors David and Laura Lee (currently enrolled in 9th and 7th grade) will be selling their books at the Floral Street School Family Fun Fair again tomorrow (Nov 4th). They will promote their new books. David published his 5th book, the final book of his sci-fi series “The […]

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Incredible Fall Kickoff Speech and Debate Tournament at Revere High School!

Yesterday, I participated in the Fall Kickoff Tournament at Revere High School! I competed as part of the Shrewsbury Speech and Debate Team and I entered in the Novice Extemporaneous Speaking category. In Extemporaneous Speaking (Extemp for short), competitors are given 30 minutes to research (without internet) one of three randomly drawn topics and 7 […]

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Books, clowns, parades and more at the Spirit of Shrewsbury weekend!

Recently, I had an exhilarating and exciting weekend at the Spirit of Shrewsbury (September 23-24)! On Saturday, Laura and I debuted our new books (Laura wrote “The Risen” and I wrote “Danny and the Wrath of the Dinosaurs”) at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Craft Fair! Although sales were a bit slow (7 books in total), […]

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David and Laura launch new books at Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

Same as the past four years, young authors David and Laura Lee (currently enrolled in 9th and 7th grade) will be selling their books at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Craft Fair & Farmer Market at Oak again this year (Sept 23rd – 10AM to 4PM). They will promote their new books. David published […]

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Rare solar eclipse provides amazing view of the sun

Last Monday (August 21st, 2017), a total solar eclipse passed over the continental US for the first time in nearly 100 years! Although I could only see a partial eclipse from my location in New England, it was still an amazing experience watching the moon slowly cover the sun. I used a pinhole projector to […]

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Museum of Science’s “POPnology” exhibit deftly shows the influence of popular culture on tech

Recently, I went to Boston to check out the Museum of Science’s new exhibit, “POPnology”!  As the title suggests, the exhibit explained how popular culture influenced/predicted technological advancements. Among the exhibit’s best features were the time-traveling car from “Back to the Future 3” and the world’s first 3-D printed car. A concept drawing of VR […]

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MIT’s Summer HSSP is a wonderful educational experience!

Over the summer, I’ve been taking classes at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as part of the university’s Summer HSSP program. Summer HSSP is a program that offers weekend classes at MIT for grades 7-12. The classes I took were “Quantitative Biology” and “Quantitative Chemistry and Regenerative Biology”. Each class was taught by a student […]

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Fantastic Young Musicians Summer Concert at Shrewsbury Public Library!

Last Saturday, four young musicians (including myself) played songs from a varying repertoire at Shrewsbury Public Library! Video and photos are enclosed. I was also MC of the concert. Classical pieces like “Tarantella” and the modern “Phantom of the Opera” were all part of the program! The turnout was unexpectedly good; very few empty seats […]

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FREE PIANO & VIOLIN PERFORMANCE tomorrow (Shrewsbury Public Library)

🎉🎉🎵🎵 Enjoy a FREE PIANO & VIOLIN PERFORMANCE tomorrow at Shrewsbury Public Library! This Saturday (July 22nd) 2:30 to 4:00 PM, four local students will share the joy of music – from classical to Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. **Click the link to see the full color concert program** 🎻🎻🎹🎹

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Share the joy of music with this FREE public concert at Shrewsbury Public Library!

On Saturday, July 22, from 2:30-4:00PM, my sister and I will be performing in a free public concert at the Shrewsbury Public Library! Two other young musicians will also perform. The concert will be held at the library’s Meeting Room A. Our concert’s repertoire will include 7 pieces of beautiful piano and violin music by […]

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Great time at the Shrewsbury Public Library’s Local Author Showcase!

Last week, my sister and I sold books at the Shrewsbury Public Library’s Local Author Showcase. The lineup of authors included many familiar faces along with new ones. We had a great time talking to customers and conversing with the other writers (plus, there were quite a few costumed characters)! Here are the photos: Bye! […]

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Fantastic Kids’ Fan Mail and a Letter from Rainbow Child Development Center!

Happy Mother’s Day weekend, everyone! In February, I delivered a speech and had a book signing for 50 students (K-8) at the Rainbow Child Development Center (Worcester, MA). In return, they sent me a wonderful package of fan mail! I enjoyed reading every single one of their cards. Also included in the package was an […]

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Fantastic Friday Night at “Under the Chinese Lantern”!

Last Friday, my Chinese class danced to the song “Look Over, the Girl Over There” during the Under the Chinese Lantern event at Sherwood Middle School. My sister also performed some children’s rhymes with her class. Although the event took place in a sweltering gymnasium, there were plenty of activities and games. My friends and […]

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Oak Middle School won third place at St. John’s Math Invitational!

Hello everybody! Today, I participated in St. John High School’s Math Invitational! Our team from Oak Middle School, led by Melissa McCann, won third place! AMSA won second place, and RJ Grey won first. Here are some photos. Bye! David:)

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Awesome time selling books at the Sprinkler Factory!

Good afternoon! Yesterday, my sister and I sold books as part of the Ginsburg: Green event at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester. This event honored the poetic accomplishments and environmental activism of poet Allen Ginsberg. In the two hours that we spent there, we sold 6 books! The smell of wine (which we didn’t drink, […]

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I won two prizes in the state Science Olympiad competition!

Howdy! Yesterday, I spent the day at Assumption College in Worcester to compete in the Massachusetts Science Olympiad! The Science Olympiad competition is separated into different “topic” competitions (like Hovercraft and Dynamic Planet, for example). Upon arrival at the college, I was daunted by the immensity of the sprawling campus. It took me an hour […]

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Fantastic finish at the Oak Middle School speech tournament!

Last Sunday (January 22, 2017) I competed in a speech tournament held at Oak Middle School! Being the largest speech tournament of the year, it hosted around 14 schools and about 400 people. Some of the best speech teams (Milton, Pike and RJ Grey) also participated in the tournament. I entered the competition with a […]

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Splendid time selling books at Staples HQ!

Yesterday, my sister and I went to Staples HQ to sell books! The event occurred in the headquarters’ cafeteria; as a result, we enjoyed a delicious chicken pot pie while selling books. This is my 3rd year selling there and this is my sister’s first time at the event. We sold an impressive amount of […]

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Magical time at St. Mary Holly Fair!

This weekend, my sister Laura and I set a NEW RECORD at our book selling event at the St. Mary School Holly Fair! We sold an unprecedented FIFTY books, beating our previous record for best event (31 books) by an incredible 19 books! I actually sold out all available copies of my first book “Danny […]

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First-time author Laura Lee sets record at book events

Yesterday, my sister and I attended two consecutive book events: the Floral Family Fun Fair (held at Floral Street School) and the 2nd Annual Farmer’s Market and Artisan’s Fair (held at Sherwood Middle School). We sold 12 books at the Floral School event and 8 books at the Sherwood event. My sister, Laura, set a […]

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Two great family events coming up this Saturday (Nov 19th)

THIS UPCOMING SATURDAY (November 19th), my sister Laura and I will have TWO consecutive book signing events! The first event, the Floral Family Fun Fair, is at Floral Street Elementary School. The second event, the 2nd Annual Farmer’s Market & Artisans Fair, is at Sherwood Middle School. During these events, Laura will introduce her DEBUT […]

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Our books will be in circulation in Westborough Public Library!

My 4 books and my sister’s first book (“Two Worlds”) will be available soon in the Westborough Public Library! Special thanks to Adult Services Librarian Donna Martel for accepting our donation yesterday, which was part of the library’s 2016 Indie Author Day event! We are also currently trying to submit our books to the SELF-e […]

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Spectacular Spirit of Shrewsbury debut for first-time author Laura T. Lee!

Aloha! Last weekend (September 24-25), my sister and I sold our books at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Craft Fair and Farmers Market! It was the first selling event for my sister Laura T. Lee, who just published her first novel “Two Worlds: A novel of friends and foes from strange places” in July! […]

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Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival needs your help this weekend!!

Spirit of Shrewsbury is looking for many volunteers. Would you and your friends like to volunteer on Sat (9/24) and/or Sun (9/25)? To sign up or inquire, please contact Sue Falzoi (President, Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival) at sfalzoi@townisp.com  Thank you!  www.spiritofshrewsbury.org Booksrfun Admin  

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We are in the news for the towns of Shrewsbury, Northborough, Hopkinton and more!

Correspondent Cynthia Ciullo interviewed my sister and me about our books. Click this link to read the article: Young authors’ books available at Spirit of Shrewsbury fall festival Looking forward to seeing you at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Craft Fair and Farmer’s Market next week at Oak (Sat 9/24 10-4PM and Sun 9/25 […]

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The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival is coming up!

Greetings! From September 24-25, my sister Laura and I will have a TWO-DAY event in front of Oak Middle School selling and signing books at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival’s Artisan Craft Fair and Farmer’s Market! We will sell our books at the Artisan Craft Fair (September 24) from 10AM-4PM and the Farmer’s Market […]

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Spectacular time at the Shrewsbury Public Library Comic Con!

Hello! Yesterday I had a splendid time at the Shrewsbury Public Library’s FIRST Comic Con. The event lasted from 9AM-5PM. Typical superheroes showed up like Batman, Superman and Spiderman. However, fantasy characters like Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy appeared as well! The event was packed from the start – by the time I arrived (9:05) […]

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Shrewsbury Public Library’s Local Author Showcase TOMORROW!

Hello! Tomorrow, June 29, I will be selling and signing my books at the Shrewsbury Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival’s Local Author Showcase! The event will be held inside the Shrewsbury Public Library’s meeting room from 3:30 to 6:00PM. The first 100 visitors get FREE passes to the USS Constitution Museum! Also, please visit […]

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My book selling event at The Sprinkler Factory

Hello! Bring your kids and family! I will sell and sign my 4 books on June 26 from 1-4 PM at the Visual Voices event, which is hosted by the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury! The event will be held at The Sprinkler Factory at 38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA. Please visit if you want to […]

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Memorial Day Parade 2016!

Hello everybody! Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. Here are some photos and a video from the Memorial Day parade in Shrewsbury. Bye! David:)

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Spectacular celebration on Armed Forces Day!

Hello folks, This morning, I attended the 2nd annual Armed Forces Day celebration at the Scandinavian Athletic Club! State Representative Hannah Kane hosted this event. Many of Massachusetts’s state representatives, elected officers, war veterans, active service members and community members came to this event. Among them were Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, State Representative Hannah Kane, […]

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Oak Middle School Spring Concert video (HD1080p) and pictures!

Hello! Last night, I performed as a 7th grade chorus member in the Spring Concert at Oak Middle School. The 7th grade band and the Jazz Band also performed! Enjoy a video of the entire concert plus some pictures. Thanks! David:)

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Excellent time at the “Elementary and Middle School Art Festival”!

Hello! Today I attended the opening reception of the “Elementary and Middle School Art Festival” at the Shrewsbury Senior Center! A pastel still life I did of a pear, a tomato and a lime got accepted into the exhibit! I also spotted many pieces of wonderful art from my friends and classmates! The exhibition will […]

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Autistic boy Jagger Lavely singing Let It Go at Oak’s Got Talent

Hello! While autistic Jagger Lavely was singing the song “Let It Go” from “Frozen” at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury, caring students in the audience sang along to help him finish the performance. An inspiring and heartwarming moment from this year’s Oak’s Got Talent! Here is the video of Jagger performing the song. David:)  

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Video and full script for my Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton skit!

Hi! Here is the video recording for my Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton debate skit and the full script. I got my inspiration from watching both candidates on the news and laughing at funny political videos on YouTube. Thanks! David:) Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump presidential debate By David T. Lee, 3-8-2016 ANNOUNCER: Welcome to the ESPN- […]

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I performed spectacular stand-up comedy at Oak’s Got Talent!

Greetings earthlings! Last Saturday night, Oak Middle School hosted the 4th annual Oak’s Got Talent! It lasted from 7-9:30PM. Lively, entertaining performers rocked the stage with acts like singing, dance, magic and comedy. Highlights of the show included a quartet of Chinese girls dancing to Adele’s “Hello”, an autistic boy named Jagger Lavely singing “Let […]

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1st Annual Four Orchestras Festival at Mechanics Hall!

Hello! Last Sunday, I was treated to the 1st Annual Four Orchestras Festival at Mechanics Hall! Hosted by the Worcester Youth Orchestras, the concert features performances from the Burncoat High School Symphony Orchestra, the Shrewsbury High School Chamber Orchestra, the Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Worcester Youth Orchestras (divided into a Symphony Orchestra […]

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Fantastic book event at the Worcester Public Library!

Greetings! Saturday (April 2nd), from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM, I was at the Worcester Public Library’s Local Author Fair and Bookfest 2016! I sold 12 books, gained 14 subscribers and talked to many new families! The diversity of other authors’ book genres (ranging from superhero fiction to motivational nonfiction) astonished me! Turnout was slow […]

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First book event of the year at the Worcester Public Library!

Howdy! Next Saturday (April 2nd) I will be at the Worcester Public Library’s Local Author Fair and Bookfest 2016! I will be selling and signing books in the Children’s Ellipse Area on the 1st floor from 11 AM to 2:30 PM, including a book reading from 11:15-11:30 AM (in the Program Room, Children’s Area on […]

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Celebrating Chinese culture at the “Under the Lanterns” event!

Ni hao! Last night, from 6:30-9:00, we had lots of fun at the “Under the Lanterns” event! The event, held in Sherwood Middle School’s gymnasium, was organized by the NCHS (National Chinese Honor Society) of Shrewsbury High School. My Chinese class, taught by Mrs. Yeh, presented a short song called “Two Tigers” and a traditional […]

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Festive fun at the annual Mardi Gras Speech and Debate Tournament!

Greetings! Yesterday I spent the whole day (7AM to 8PM) at Shrewsbury High School to participate in the annual Mardi Gras Speech and Debate Tournament! I performed a prose selection from J. K. Rowling’s book “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. The enormous number (800+ middle and high school students from all over the […]

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2016 Chinese New Year Celebration

Greetings! To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, today I performed in the 20th Anniversary of MassBCLS & 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration! My group performed a song called “Sorry, my Chinese is not good”. I had a great time! Here are the photos and videos. Bye! David:)

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Success at my second speech tournament!

Wahoo! I had astounding improvement at my second speech tournament held at Oak Middle School! It was held from about 9 AM to about 4:30 PM on Sunday, January 24, 2016. I participated in the Prose competition and my piece was a selection (Chapter 4, “The Quidditch World Cup”, to be exact) from J. K. […]

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Great time at the SMS Variety Show!

Hello! Last night I attended the SMS Variety Show! There were amazing performances: among them were a skit, a violin performance from my sister, a piano song, a performance of “Rolling in the Deep” and a saxophone performance! Here are some photos and videos. Bye! David:)

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A Great Start to 2016 at First Night Worcester!

Happy New Year! I spent my New Year’s Eve yesterday at First Night Worcester 2016, the 2nd oldest New Year’s Celebration in America (Boston’s celebration is oldest). I visited three events at the Armenian Church of Our Savior Cultural Center: the Worcester Youth Orchestras, Chinese acrobat Li Liu and comedic juggler duo The Gizmo Guys! […]

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