Shoals teen publishes debut novel, “The Realm”

This teenager is writing more than just school papers

Looking for that next book to add to your reading list? “The Realm” is a novel about a town that seems like the perfect place to raise a family, but when two high school students go digging into the town’s history, they learn everything isn’t always what it seems.

The best part? The author behind the story is Brooks High School junior, AuBrey Shirley.

Shirley wrote most of the book while in quarantine during the pandemic her sophomore year of high school. While she didn’t really think the book would ever be published, she says a lot of it was inspired by experiences in her own life. She hopes others who read the book will relate to the characters and the story that unfolds.

You can find “The Realm” on Amazon,, or wherever you purchase books!