A long time in the making
Woodbury resident Erin Madden has been writing for as long as she can remember.
"I've always been writing - it was basically a hobby" Madden said. "My mother actually inspired me to start writing by giving me my first diary.
"I like taking my real-life experiences and putting them into an exaggerated story."
Madden is in the process of releasing her first-ever children's book "Pokey" at the beginning of April.