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Poet Aaron Ozee of Addison sets teen world record

Aaron Ozee
Aaron Ozee

Prolific writer Aaron Ozee of Addison, the 19-year-old author of nine collections of poetry, submitted an application to Record Setter to be considered for the title “Most Books Published By a Teenager.” His world-record claim officially was recognized this month by Record Setter, and published on its website at www.recordsetter.com.

Writing creatively since the age of 5, Ozee said he started developing his craft by initially composing picture books about talking animals and brave soldiers venturing into battle. At age 7, he began to construct elaborate short stories.

“I wrote roughly three dozen short stories at the height of my childhood, with each story ranging anywhere from 10 to 20 pages in length,” Ozee stated.

He credits an eighth-grade teacher for helping steer him to the genre of poetry.

In 2011, Ozee compiled each poem he had ever written, and, at the time, exclusively had published on Poetry Nation, an online platform for poets to distribute their work, to create his first book, “Celestial Inferno: Poems of Another Realm.” The publication officially was listed as a printed product through Lulu Press Inc.

It motivated him to to compose another eight collections of poetry over the next four years. He founded Ozee Holdings to help manage all the content, and has combined a majority of his published titles into a single collection, enabling it to be distributed globally as a print book, eBook and audiobook simultaneously. He said he has partnered with three self-publishing companies to support the launch of the publication, “Ironic Perfection: Poetic Works of Aaron Ozee.”

To learn more about Ozee or his adventures in self-publishing, visit aaronozee.com. To read samples of his poetry or to purchase a copy of his titles, visit any major online bookstore and search his name.

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