Sophomore publishes own fantasy book

By Emily Khaykin

Melissa Gertler ’11 published her book “The Champion of Valens” using Authorhouse, a self-publishing company.

“The Champion of Valens” tells about a feud between two kingdoms and the journey of a teenage girl, Nara, who takes her blind brother’s place in the army, ignoring the harsh gender based roles.

“The Champion of Valens” is sold at,, and

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