Often, aspiring writers are warned that they might have to wait years to hit their stride. Talented teenager Kyle Prue deftly sidestepped that process when his first novel, The Sparks, received instant (and well-deserved) acclaim – winning the FAPA Presidential Awards for Best Fiction and Best Fantasy for Young Adults in 2015, earning a place as runner-up for Best Young Adult Fiction at the Florida Book Festival and Honorable Mentions at the New England Book Festival, Midwest Book Festival, Southern California Book Festival, and the International London Book Festival.
Far from letting this go to his head, Kyle used his success to kick-start a tour of over 100 middle and highschools across the country to champion literacy and writing, and also founded the Sparking Literacy foundation, dedicated to lowering the high school dropout rate by inspiring teens to read, write and follow their dreams.
As if that wasn’t enough, Kyle is also a talented actor and comedian – having trained at the Second City Comedy Club in Chicago and performing onstage and online in a variety of productions.
And yet in addition to all that, Kyle’s status as a talented ‘triple threat’ hasn’t stopped him from being an incredibly kind, down-to-Earth and warmhearted soul who’s always eager to help people from all sorts of different backgrounds achieve their dreams. We’re thrilled to have been able to sit down with him and have a chat.