ORCHARDS — A 19-year-old Battle Ground High School graduate recently self-published his first novel, “Mason: Us versus the World,” now available on Amazon. Race Walters penned the 160-page sci-fi novel for young adults and published it through a company called iUniverse. Released Jan. 22, the plot tells the tale of Mason, who “finally embarks on his quest to find another ethereal, one like him. A hostile multimillion dollar company and three rowdy children stand between him and his final destination. With too many obstacles and not enough time, Mason must learn how to use his ethereal powers and the powers of those around him to his best advantage.” Walters was inspired to write the book when he was 17 and attended Rocksolid Community Teen Center in Brush Prairie. “I started as one of the kids and ended up volunteering when I turned 18. I taught improv to the kids at Rocksolid and suddenly they knew my name by heart. I wanted to create a story, something that resembled a token of them,” said Walters, who now lives in Orchards. He is pursuing an associate’s degree at Clark College.