Police officer set to release second novel

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 16, 2014 - 11:14 AM |
Hally Willmott is poised to release the second book in her “Elemental” series. File photo.

Hally Willmott is poised to release the second book in her “Elemental” series. File photo.

The second book in local author Hally Willmott’s “Elemental” book series is set to be released in February.

Her first novel, “Awakenings,” is a young adult science fiction fantasy whose main character is a 16-year-old on the run with her family from the mystical dimension of Nemele. She soon discovers she possesses magical powers that can change the course of her life.

Willmott plans to reveal the name of her second novel later this month.

Awakenings can be purchased at Walmart, Chapters, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Bob's Husky, Duck Rock, Elm Street News, Garson Jem-Mart, Health Sciences North, Robinson Pharmasave (Garson), Pharmasave (North Bay), Smitty's Convenience, The Market Place and Wingate (North Bay).

“I urge anyone who has not yet read my first book to pick up a copy,” said Willmott. “I have been very fortunate to work with Drolet Distribution who helped me get my book on the shelves at Walmart in Sudbury, North Bay and now Sault Ste. Marie, as well as the other 10 various locations.”

Willmott has been listed in the top 40 for a chance to have her book made into a movie through MARSocial Author-of-the-Year Competition, a unique contest being dubbed the X-Factor for authors.

As a school resource officer with the Greater Sudbury Police Service, Willmott has had an opportunity to visit and work with youth at various local youth centres on confidence and self-esteem building.

She said she hopes young people will not only read her book, but be inspired by her story and gain the confidence to pursue their own aspirations.

“I am so grateful to my family, friends, the Greater Sudbury Police Service, the local schools and the community at large who have encouraged and supported me through this wonderful journey and I look forward to sharing the sequel with everyone,” Willmott said.

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