You know the author who wrote the silly Junie B. Jones series? Well she wrote a book about a girl who lost her brother in a car wreak. I cried reading that book, but I enjoyed it more than her Junie B. Jones books. It was real. It made me grow up a teeny tiny bit. It made me appreciate my sister's more. And you know what? I still remember some lines from that book even though I read it in middle school.

I think you shouldn't be afraid to write your story. Go for it.