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Cape Coral teen already published author, continues to write and inspire others

This Cape Coral teen isn’t old enough to drive a car, but he’s already a published author.

“If you really wanna do something, then don’t really be scared to show it to people; if you wanna write a book,” said Humberto Carralero.

The now 15-year-old wrote and published his own book at just 14 years of age.

“Sometimes people don’t believe me until I show them that I have published a book,” he said.

His father says he’s very proud. “My son is a very intelligent boy and he did hard work with the book. He worked many hours, all day, all the time,” he said.

“It’s about survival and how a human’s moral compass can change and how they can be driven to a primitive state, which is why it’s called ‘The State of Nature,'” Carralero said.

Humberto Carralero’s biography on the back of his novel, The State of Nature. (WINK News)

He studied human behavior as he moved from country to country.

“I was born in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. I then went to Cuba for a while. After that, I went to Spain; then I went to Canada,” he said.

Now, he’s in Cape Coral and working on his next novel while watching this one reach people across the United States.

“Most of the copies have been sold in Miami,” he said. “I saw one that sold in Detroit, Michigan, so that’s really exciting.”

Sharing stories and inspiring people to type toward their dreams.

The world traveler says he’s considering a career in foreign affairs. He’s continuing to post chapters of his latest book on his website.

Reporter:Melinda Lee
Writer:Briana Harvath
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