Local alum hopes to inspire others after publishing new children’s book

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WILMINGTON, North Carolina (WECT) – When Wilmington native Kira Bigwood graduated from John T. Hoggard High School, she dreamed of writing and publishing children’s books.

“I’ve been working on this for eight years,” Bigwood said. “I have over 100 story rejection letters that I sent out saying ‘no thanks’, but, you know, I learned from those, some of them had notes that I would make these changes and that I would continue. “

After years of rejection, Bigwood’s dream of publishing a children’s book has finally come true. Bigwood is the author of a recently published children’s book. “It’s the first book I’ve published, but it’s not the first I’ve written. It’s probably the 10th book I’ve ever written, ”Bigwood said.

Bigwood’s latest book, “Secret, Secret Agent Guy,” was recently released, bringing her back to her hometown for a little book tour. “I’m going to be in schools next week doing tours and being able to kind of inspire this next generation of creative thinkers is really inspiring,” Bigwood said.

“It’s a lullaby for little spies, an 007 version of ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,’” Bigwood explained.

Her inspiration for the book came from her children, and years of rejection motivated her to reach the moment she had been waiting for some time now.

The book is available online and in stores, click here for a list of places to buy “Secret, Secret Agent Guy”.

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