The 16-year-old is 1 of 10 authors nationwide that contributed to an anthology of short stories titled, Twisted Fairy Tales. She worked with Alternate Ending Publications to get her individual piece, Cheap Thrills, published and sold on Amazon, in-stores, and online at Barnes & Nobel. Nebel’s ‘passion’ for writing started in 5th grade. “We wrote a poem or story every week. I got used to writing then, and now, writing is innate in me,” says Grace. The book is nominated for ‘Best Anthology of the Year’ and 100% of the proceeds made from Twisted Fairy Tales is donated to the youth charity, First Book. To date, First Book has donated over 80 textbooks and other supplies to third world countries.
The writer has also been able to letter in academics; maintaining a 3.9 GPA since freshman year. As a part of school, Nebel is an active partaker in Mill Creek’s competition dance team where she is an actress and one of the sound technicians. During her 8 years of acting, Grace has won many awards including, ‘Best Sophomore’ in the acting department. Grace credited her “devotion to theater” for putting in the effort and winning awards for her performances.
Besides school and writing, Grace Nebel also teaches herself new languages and volunteers at the local library in whatever free time she has. The young writer and actress has plans to continue her writing career and has currently just finished editing another short story that is being sent off to a second publisher.
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Grace Nebel sorts the costumes for the upcoming show, Radium Girls. Photo by Asia Pittman
Nebel’s headshot printed in Twisted Fair Tales. Photo by Asia Pittmana