A BUDDING child author has not let autism stop her from achieving a dream of completing her first ever novel.

Kinver writer Sienna Bloomer, aged 11, has produced her debut paperback ‘Amelia and the Special Book’ despite being diagnosed with the developmental disability when she was just three-years-old.

Sienna’s love of writing started from a young age, but last summer the Thorns Primary School pupil decided to put her literary talents into action, however, she did not know what to write about.

After speaking to her grandad, Rex Deakin, she decided to write about what she knew, from family and friends and her experience to date, particularly at school.

As she had done several history projects, she chose to write about travelling back in time to visit the events she had learnt about as the basis for her story.

Sienna said: “I have always enjoyed writing long stories about action and adventure storylines. Grandad suggested I should write a book and I thought it was a great idea.

“It took me about four months. I got the idea about time travel from a film that I watched called Mr Peabody and Sherman. I thought it would be fun to pretend to be Amelia and travel back in time and meet famous and interesting people from the past.”

The book tells the story of a young girl called Amelia who, during a visit to her grandfather’s country cottage, is taken up to the attic and while she is alone, she discovers an old dusty history book.

When browsing through it she is suddenly transported back in time, but lurking in the background is something evil – the Black Shadow – out to spoil Amelia’s enjoyment.

Her grandad Rex typed up and produced Sienna’s book, and copies have been sent out to her friends and family which have been highly praised.

Sienna added: “Lots of my friends and family are now reading it. They have said they are really enjoying it and one of my friends says it is her favourite book.

“My mum thinks it’s really funny and has enjoyed reading about Amelia as she says she reminds her of me.

“I have already start writing another book about Amelia when she becomes a teenager as I think that will be fun. It's going to be about time travel again and the first few pages are very mysterious.

“I want to be a writer when I am older and also an artist. For my next book I will be drawing the illustrations in my own style.

“I do wonder though whether my grandad will have the time again to type it all up though!”

Sienna’s mum Emma Deakin said she could not put it into words how proud she is of her daughter and her achievements at her young age.

Emma said: “Having been diagnosed with autism Sienna has faced many challenges in her life. She has flourished into such a caring, charming and fun little girl that people just love being around her. I think she has a very bright future ahead of her.

“She has a really vivid imagination – which goes against what people normally associate with autism – and her creativity knows no bounds. Her story is an inspiration to any child or parent facing similar challenges in their life.

“Sienna is proof that if you want to achieve something in your life you should just go for it and don’t let anything or anyone stand in your way.”

Although the book is not currently available to buy, Emma and Sienna are now looking at ways to make it a possibility.