When Nathaniel Weathers was 13 years old, he started working on the first of what became a series of eight stories. Last week, Weathers received his first published copies of the first of those stories.
"The Dark Nemesis" is the first in his series, The Destiny of the Lords of Power.
Weathers, now 20, traces his interest in writing back to the first grade, and his first-grade teacher at West Marion Elementary School, Menla Marlowe.
"She's the one that inspired me to write stories," he said.