The list author says: "My 8th grade students have participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) since November 2011. CreateSpace.com published their novels, giving them the option of making their novels available on Amazon. Learn how to bring NaNoWriMo to your students at http://nanoteacher.weebly.com/."
"Author's summary: Stephen Holiday has lived on the streets, been in the military, and seen the horrors of war. Then he gets lost in a snowstorm. ItÂs hard enough to find his way home, never mind the local poachers and wild animals. However, the biggest challenge Stephen faces is finding out how valuable life is, and that it should never be wasted."
"Author's summary: "Neglected Heroes" is about Emily, a lonely girl with no friends, and John, a boy who suffers unpredictable fainting fits. When Emily and John are assigned a history project together, Emily discovers that JohnÂs fainting fits arenÂt what they seem to be. Together they realize that something awful is going to happen, and theyÂre the only ones who can stop it."
"Author's summary: Katrina runs away from her drunk father and her home with guilt of stealing a time machine. Her two best friends, Maybee and Gordon, must chase her across Nevada and reach her before the police do."
"Author's summary: A girl named Barbara moves from New York to Malibu. Her father is an ex-NBA player and he owns Apple. She moves in the middle of the girls' basketball season so she decides to tryout for the boys' team. Will she get to play at all? Will she even make the team?"
"Author's summary: Andy lost him mom to his brother, Zander, and his father, John. Andy and his girlfriend, Emma, take a perilous journey across the country to save his mom. Along the way Andy has to face a creation of Zander's: zombies. They have been Andy's worst fear for a long time. Will he conquer the undead and save his mom, or will he be forever alone?"
"Author's summary: Kyle is powerful. In fact, way too powerful. If he fights for Camp Half-Blood they might win. If he fights for the other side, Camp Half-Blood will most surely lose. Which side will he choose? Percy has finally gotten his memory back, just in time for the war. To win this war, they're going to need the best sword ever built. But that should be no problem. NOT!!!"
"Author's summary: There is an imposter at Mount Olympus seeking to destroy his so called father. Of course, Percy will be dragged out of school to protect the world from world annihilation. Percy and his crew get the new propecy in confusion and they embark on their new adventure."
"Author's summary: Kade Pierce, a 20 year old kid who works as a Pizza Delivery man, had a normal life, but one day that all changed. He came home and found his parents dead. Now he goes on a thrilling ride, escaping police and the man who killed his parents, all with his baby sister, Alex, who cannot speak. During this adventure he finds out things he can do that he never thought imaginable."
"Author's summary: Stephanie, a 4,000 year old teenage witch, her friend Jessica, a Vampire, and Ben and Cody, the Powerful Two, must fight Rondoo before the deadly potion is let loose. Stephanie learns dark secrets from her past. Her sister Lilly, her friend, Anabeth, and Cody must battle their pasts and their friends to the death."
"Editor's summary: A collection of excerpts written by 8th grade students participating in National Novel Writing Month 2012. From science fiction to zombie apocalypse, teen drama to historical fiction, the students devoted a month to daily writing on their original novels."