10-year-old author from Calais reaches #1 spot on Amazon’s International Bestseller status

10-year-old author from Calais reaches #1 spot on Amazon’s International Bestseller status

CALAIS, Maine (WABI) – Earlier this year, Calais 5th grader Harleigh Clark approached her grandmother, a book publisher, about her dream of becoming an author.

“After we talked a little bit about what that would mean, we decided we’d go ahead with the project, but that it wouldn’t be all fun, that there would be a lot of work, and there would be things that would be hard,” said her grandmother Lanette Pottle.

Flash forward months later, and she’s reached the number one spot on Amazon’s International Bestseller status with her book, “Can You Teach Me?”

“It’s about a little

 
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The Japanese Author Behind ‘Bullet Train’ Is OK That the Film Isn’t So Japanese

The Japanese Author Behind ‘Bullet Train’ Is OK That the Film Isn’t So Japanese

SENDAI, Japan — Kotaro Isaka, one of Japan’s most popular crime thriller writers, is a self-described homebody. He rarely leaves Sendai, the city in northeast Japan where he lives, and many of his books are set there.

Yet when his 2010 novel “Maria Beetle” was adapted into “Bullet Train,” a Hollywood action film starring Brad Pitt, Brian Tyree Henry and Joey King that opens in the United States on Aug. 5, he embraced the largely Western cast and highly stylized, hyper-neon setting that can perhaps best be described as Japan-adjacent.

In writing “Maria Beetle,” a thriller about multiple assassins trapped

 
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