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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Congratulations, Krystalyn Drown!

Congratulations, Krystalyn Drown!

Woo-hoo!  I am THRILLED to announce that one of my critique partners, Krystalyn Drown has sold a manuscript to Entranced Publishing:



We are happy to announce the acquisition of Krystalyn Drown’s YA novel, Spirit World, under our Blush imprint.


Awesome news, huh?  Here is Krystalyn’s pitch for SPIRIT WORLD:

Riesa Adair can hear the dead, but somewhere between her summer in a mental institution and her stepfather’s attempt at an exorcism, she learned to keep quiet about it. But just because she denies the voices, it doesn’t mean they’ve gone away.

When her unique talents attract the attention of a powerful Spirit, her daily battles for sanity turn into a war for her soul. Riesa’s newfound ability to shift between worlds is exactly what he needs to break through to the human world, and gain control of it. With her best friend held as bait in the Spirit’s dungeon, and the Spirit himself growing closer to her each day, Riesa’s choice becomes clear. She must learn to embrace her abilities, or risk losing herself, her loved ones, and her world.

It all happened very fast for her — submission, the offer — and no sooner had she signed the contract than she had a publicity/cover art questionnaire to fill out.  

Please head over to Krystalyn’s blog, See the Stars, to congratulate her!

15 Responses to Congratulations, Krystalyn Drown!

  1. Sarah says:

    Yay! Congratulations to Krystalyn!

  2. Linda G. says:

    Congratulations to Krystalyn! That’s great. 🙂

  3. Those are always the best publishing stories. The story sounds great. Congrats, Krystalyn!

  4. Julie Dao says:

    Very, very cool! Congratulations to Krystalyn!

  5. DL Hammons says:

    Boo-Yah Krystalyn! Very happy for you! 🙂

  6. CONGRATULATIONS, Krystalyn!

  7. mshatch says:

    yay Krystalyn! Can’t wait to read it 🙂

  8. Great news! Congrats Krystalyn!

  9. *shivers* That books sounds scary! lol So exciting for her.

  10. What wonderful news! I can see why because the book sounds amazing!

  11. nutschell says:

    oh wow! sounds like a great book. Congrats Krystalyn!
    Nutschell
    http://www.thewritingnut.com

  12. Thank you everyone for your kind words. And thank you, Dianne, for sharing. =)

  13. How fabulous! Congratulations, Krystalyn. Sounds like you had exactly what the publisher was looking for at exactly the right time. (Not to mention, an awesome-sounding story!)

  14. CONGRATS to Krystalyn!

  15. Congrats, Krystalyn! Your book sounds like a fantastic read. 🙂