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SALISBURY, Md.- A young author from Sussex County is making big moves on the bookshelves.

Máximo Castellanos is 11, and so far he has published six books in English and six in Spanish.

"My first book is about a poor kid that meets an alien and they have lots of adventures," says Máximo.

Last month he released his latest book, "The Haunted Swamp."

Máximo wrote his first book when he was 6, and since then has used his imagination and creative talent to write and publish a series of adventure books.

"In the first book they start out hunting Big Foot and then they start hunting a lot of other monsters in the next few books," says Máximo.

Máximo grew up in a multicultural family; Spanish was his first language. He writes books in both languages to keep practicing his skills.

Máximo says he's grateful for the support his younger brother, Octavio, gives him through the creative process.

"I write down all the stories and draw all the pictures and he supports me through the whole process, and when I'm in an event presenting my books Octavio always introduces me," says Máximo.

"I'm proud of my brother because I really like his stories. I like it when he's being famous with other people because he contributes to other people's lives," says Octavio.

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