Who Is Ritaj Hussain Alhazmi – Bio, Age, Family, Background.
Ritaj Hussain Alhazmi. The 12-year-old (now 13) set a Guinness World Record by writing the youngest book series ever published (female). I know! Surreal!
Saudi Arabian author Ritaj Hussain Alhazmi became the world’s youngest woman to ever publish a book series when she was 12 years and 295 days old. Her title was confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records.
In 2019, Ritaj Hussain Alhazmi released her debut book, Treasure of the Lost Sea, officially establishing her as an author. She also released the book’s follow-up, Portal of the Hidden World, in the same year. After that, in 2020, she released Beyond the Future World, the third book in the series. The Passage to the Unknown, the fourth book in the series, is currently being written by the author.
According to reports, the youngest author to release a book series, Ritaj Hussain Alhazmi, said, “I write for my fellow children community. I chose to write a few of my own novels after realising there aren’t many for this age group. At the age of 12, she published her book series as a result, making history as the youngest author to do so.
The author, who is now 13 years old, began her journey when she was only six years old and travelling with her family to study abroad. Ritaj Hussain Alhazmi stated that she wanted to fill a void for young readers when she wrote her English-language novel.
Girl From Saudi Arabia Achieved Guinness World Record
When Ritaj Hussain Alhazmi, the youngest author, was listed, Guinness World Records set a new record. The youngest book author, a 12-year-old Saudi Arabian girl who also published a series of books, currently holds the record. Treasure of the Lost Sea, Portal of the Hidden World, and Beyond the Future World were among the titles in the series. She was the youngest author whose books have been published so far and was 12 years, 295 days old when she registered the record.
According to reports, Alhazmi writes fiction books to foster children’s creativity and inspire them to be more inventive and creative than they already are. Even at such a young age, she runs a website where she sells her books. In addition, she has a few other websites that help her market her books. She acknowledged in one of her interviews that she has been writing since she was six. Her travels with her parents had served as inspiration for her writing.
For further education, she and her parents travelled abroad. She joined libraries when she was only 7 years old in order to expand her vocabulary and knowledge. Later, she produced short fiction. She published her first book, Treasure of the Lost Sea, in the year 2019. The audience’s reaction to the book was fantastic. She did, however, publish the book’s sequel that year, which is called “Portal of the Hidden World.” The youngest author qualifies for a page in the prestigious book after publishing her second book.
She did indeed publish another book in 2020 called “Beyond the Future World” after fulfilling all the requirements. All of the books’ narratives are incredibly captivating, gripping, and interconnected. The book series received positive word-of-mouth recommendations from all over, which also helped the young girl get such an important consideration.
Ritaj was also 13 years old compared to her previous age. She grew up in Dhahran, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. She is currently studying Arabic, English, and Japanese. She took writing style cues from British author J.K. Rowling.