ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An 8-year-old girl can add the titles of "author" and "illustrator" to her resume.
Ashley Torres wrote "The Bear and Winter," a children's book that began when she was 7 and was asked to draw something in the woods for her art class.
"It inspired me because it was close to a bear," Ashley said of the first of many drawings she did. "I had lots of paper and colors... I thought in my head, write a book."