Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Flux to Publish My Debut YA Novel!!

It happened. It really happened.

I am thrilled to announce my debut novel, a Young Adult mystery titled THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR, will be published by Flux in Fall 2013.
Here’s the official Publishers Marketplace announcement:

Dawn Klehr's THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR, about a girl questioning her sexual orientation while she tries to solve her beloved high school teacher's murder, and her best friend who, when not directing the high school film, attempts to direct the lives of the girl and everyone else around him --until he goes too far, to Brian Farrey at Flux, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2013, by Jessica Sinsheimer at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency (World English).
This is a dream come true and I couldn’t be more excited. Huge thanks to my agent, Jessica Sinsheimer, who loves this story and the characters as much as I do. She’s been with me since the very beginning and I’m so lucky to have her! And a big thank you to my new editor, Brian Farrey, at Flux. He is such a talent, both as an editor and author, and I can only hope some of it will rub off on me.

The path to publication is never easy and I have so many people in my life who have been there for me. My husband and son (Lance and Leo) are my rocks and both have the amazing skill of knowing when to let me write and when to bring me back into the real world. My mom, sisters, and in-laws have also been incredibly supportive and my friends are still hanging with me, even though I tend to drop off the planet for weeks – or months – at a time.
And, of course, my writing pals have kept me sane through it all – especially the incredibly gifted Sara Biren and Tanya Byrne, and all my new friends from MNYA Writers.

My heart is so full. I can’t wait to bring THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR into the world so you all can read it!    
  

12 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you--for us!--and for all of the teenagers who will read this and love Riley.

    Can't wait for this to come out!

    Congratulations again, you. You worked hard and you deserve all your success. :)

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  2. So thrilled for you, Dawn. I've been WAITING so impatiently for this announcement. Here's wishing you all the best.

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    1. Me too :) Thank you for keeping my head on straight during all of it. You are next, my friend!!!

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  3. Congratulations, Dawn. What an amazing accomplishment. Can't wait to read.

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  4. Saw this on Twitter, and wanted to stop by and give you a HUGE congratulations!! This is a fantastic accomplishment, =)

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  5. Thanks, Jessica. You're the best!!!

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  6. Congratulations, Dawn! I had no idea you were an author but it doesn't surprise me at all. I'm so happy and excited for you!! Will you sign my copy? Yay!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Renee. So nice to hear from you! A signed copy? Yes, it will give us an excuse to have lunch :)

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  7. Dawn, I couldn't be happier for you. This is so exciting!

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    1. Thanks, Kari!!! See you in a few weeks :)

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