Scott interviews young author Akshaj Mehta.
Akshaj started writing at the age of 8 and published his first book at 11.
He is known to be the youngest Indian American author. He founded the website WritetoLead.com, a platform for young writers worldwide to express their creativity.
More About Akshaj:
Akshaj is 14 years old and believed to be the youngest Indian American Author. He lives with his parents and younger brother in Sacramento and attends Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High School. Akshaj has been writing since the age of 4 and has written 5 books. He donates all his book proceeds to children’s charities. At the age of 10, he became a kids editor for a children’s magazine and has written for California Kids. Many of his stories, articles, and essays on various social causes like cheating, LGBT issues in school, dwarfism, gold rush era, cyber bullying, possibility of life on Mars have inspired kids in the community and school.
Akshaj is actively involved in various community service activities like book drives, blanket drives, food drives and park cleanups.
Writetolead.com is a place where young aspiring writers ages 8-16 can have a safe platform to unleash their creativity. It was created in January 2019.