Newport writer Beth Reeks nominated as "Woman of the Future"
4:10pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A YOUNG Newport author who was snapped up after her writing became a web hit has been nominated as one of the UK's "Women of the Future".
Beth Reeks, 18, who writes under the name Beth Reekles, has been nominated in the "Young Star" category of the awards which aim to recognise talented women under the age of 35.
Ms Reeks, who is currently studying physics at Exeter University, has already had two novels published by Random House in the last year.
She told her followers on Twitter that her nomination was "really great news!"
Ms Reeks wrote romance novel The Kissing Booth part of a three-book deal when she was just 17. A film deal has already been optioned by Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment for the book.
The author was signed up by the published after her story 'The Kissing Booth' attracted more than 40,000 comments on the web.
One of the chapters of her book had one million reads alone.
Earlier in the summer Ms Reeks was included in the annual Scouts birthday honours, along with 12 other famous names including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Jessie J and director Danny Boyle.
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