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Youngster publishes flavorful first book

 

FRANKLIN

my ice cream dream book

Jasmine Miracle Cobb autographs a copy of her first book, “My Ice Cream Dream.” She will be making appearances at local venues in Southampton County and Franklin. Submitted

At 7, Jasmine Miracle Cobb has already taken up the pen. The first grader at Meherrin Elementary School has written her first book, “My Ice Cream Dream.”

This recent publication might not be a surprise to those who know either Cobb or her mother, who is also published.

Angelia Cobb said Jasmine has told her and other people the reason for her own writing is simple, “I want to be an author like my mother.”

Fair enough.

Two years ago, Angelia had published her own book, “The Valley Experience,” which dealt with personal emotional issues, as well as a pregnancy in 2012 in which only one of two children — Jasmine — survived. For the birth of their next child, Destiny, she was delivered by her father, Warren Cobb, in a car. That alone could perhaps be the basis for another book.

Speaking of new writing, both mother and daughter have already started their next books.

Angelia expects her next memoir, “The King’s Daughter,” to be published in 2020.

“She never stops,” Angelia said of her daughter’s writing. The mother added that her research shows Jasmine — who has done well academically — is the youngest person to been published.

The girl is scheduled to appear at Riverdale Elementary on Monday, June 10; Harvest Time Christian Academy on Wednesday, June 12; and Tiers to You on Saturday, June 22.

For more information about getting Jasmine to appear at events, contact Angela at 556-4904 or email angeliacross85@gmail.com.