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Bumet, Texas Burnet Bulletin Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Page 9A News li li [] li By Savanna Gregg Burnet Bulletin Creativity, and imagination are girls of which Cottonwood Shores resident Julien Jamar hasan abundance. Jamar, a recently published author, has been living her dream -- a dream that has been a significant part of her life since she was young. "I have been writing all my life," Jamar said. "My daddy was a writer, and he taught us how to create stories." Jamar took the kalowledge instilled in her at a young age and ran with it, creating stories whenever she got the chance even trying to write her first book at the age of 10. Different characters grew in her mind from childhood, and were finally personified in her first book, "The Namarielle," which was released on Feb. 9, providing Jamar with an exciting sense of accomplishment. "It is so fun, seeing my words printed in an actual book," Jamar said. "It is so surreal. There is nothing like that feeling." "The Namarielle" is a Young Adult fantasy novel about a girl named Cassai, who also turns out to be the last living human of a bloodline that was destroyed by the ruthless Fontre. As the story unfolds, Cassai finds out who she really is and embarks on a dangerous adventure to save the culture that was thought to be long gone. So far, more than 300 copies of the book have sold, and Jamar gives the credit to her loved ones, who have been with her every step of the way. "That was the biggest surprise, everyone sharing my story and buying my book," Jamar said. "Find your support group and let them help you. Nobody can do anything on their own." Contributed Julien Jamar and husband Jason celebrate the launch of Jamar's first book, "The Namarielle" in February of this year. Jamar is currently working on the rough draft of the second book in her series, with the help of her husband, Jason, who ensures she has the time to rein in the stories forming in her mind and transfer them to paper. "I have such a supportive husband," Jamar said. "He does everything he can do to make it easier on me and has been nothing but a giant support." her children. She and Jason and their five kids enjoy watching movies as a family, exploring the variety of foods in downtown Austin, and kayaking. Living such a busy life, one may have trouble finding the time to write down the words in her mind, but Jamar finds it, expressing that that is the most important part of moving from writing to becoming a published author. "Sharing the story 1 have . When J,~a,r 1s not writing, ~,:'tfyou~have:,the.idea m your hadin:-my'head:'f rAs ~J~iag- she: wor s,!as a full-time mind, ilndth Bme Jamar wath my friends has been a blast," Jamar added, mother, homeschooling andsaid. "Anybodyciindo this." spending quality time with "The Namarielle" can be 1 I I Buckingham Texas state Sen. Dr. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, who represents District 24, will speak at the Star Republican Women's Meeting at Quail Point Community Center in Horseshoe Bay on Wednesday, May 16. Buckingham will provide an overview of accomplishments in the 2017 Texas legislative session and current efforts to support GOP victories in 2018. SRW, which normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month, moved the meeting date to WEDNESDAY, May 16 to accommodate the schedule of Buckingham, who is a doctor and performs surgeries on Tuesdays. Sen. Buckingham is a conservative small business owner who believes the best approach to government is "less is more."As a doctor, she has witnessed firsthand how government often interferes, rather than enhances, an individual's or a business's success. Dr. Buckingham was elected to the Texas Senate in 2017, representing voters in 17 counties including Burnet and Llano. She was the first Republican from Travis County to ever be elected to the Texas Senate, as well as the first woman ever elected to represent Senate District 24. As a freshman senator in the last legislature, Buckingham served on the following committees: Health & Human Services, Higher Education, Nominations, Veteran Affairs & Border Security and the Partnership Advisory Commission. Buckingham was named Co-Most Valuable Freshman of the 2017 session of the Texas Legislature after passing a total of 39 pieces of legislation, with 100 percent signed into law by Gov. Greg [] Abbott. These included bills to provide tax relief, reduce the size and scope of government, eliminate waste and abuse, cut unnecessary regulation, protect public safety, defend veterans, streamline healthcare, and encourage job creation and economic development. In September 2017, Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman James Dickey announced the appointment of Buckingham as Victory Chair for 2018. In her added role, Buckingham leads efforts for the RPT Victory Fund that will be used across the state to register record numbers of new Republican voters and increase turnout to help Republican candidates. Senator Buckingham graduated with a BS degree from the University of Texas at Austin and received her medical degree from the UT Medical Branch at Galveston. She and her husband Ed, along with their two children, reside in Lakeway. For more information about Star Republican Women go to starrw.org. [] ons The Highland Lakes Association of REALTORS has announced its annual scholarship program is under way and applications are available to former local area high school graduates of Marble Falls, Llano and Burnet High Schools as well as Faith Academy. (High School graduation date must be prior to Jan. 1, 2018.) Eligible applicants must have attended at least one semester of college, technical or trade school; graduate students, Ph.D, master's are eligible to apply. Applicants must hold at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and must present supporting documentation as proof of GPA along with the completed application. The HLAoR Education Committee will select finalists. Final selection and announcement of the winners will be made before the start of the Fall semester. If you, or someone you know, meet these criteria, please pick up an application today at the Highland Lakes Association of REALTORS Office, 4601 Innovation Loop, Marble Falls, or call 830-693- 5787 to have an application faxed or emailed to you. The deadline for submission is June l. z A L Contributed Julien Jamar and her husband, Jason, and their five kids live in Cottonwood Shores and enjoy spending time together, watching movies, discovering new foods and enjoying the outdoors. purchased online, and can also Numinous Coffee ' Roasters, Market in Marble Falls, and be found at local shops like Calvary's Road, and Birdie's The Book People in Austin. 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