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Top-selling teen author pens vampire tales
(CNN) -- Concord, Massachusetts is a town haunted by the presence of literary giants like Emerson, Hawthorne and Thoreau. But a new spirit in town is doing some haunting of her own.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes may look like an average teenager, but looks are deceiving. She is a top-selling author who published her first book when she was only 14.
Unlike her literary predecessors, her subject matter isn't philosophical. Amelia writes about vampires, and she has just signed a deal for two more books.
"I like writing about vampires, just because they can do more than humans can do," she says, "It's not normal life... because obviously, I experience normal life as a teenager everyday, and so by writing I can get away from that and do something different."
Writing is only part of the equation; Amelia has created a complex vampire world with more than 250 characters.
CNN NewsStand's Kerry Rubin visited with the teen queen of vampires and learned more about how she works and what she hopes to do next.
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