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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Time Travel Western Romance and A Science-Oriented Christmas Miracle

Time Travel Western Romance and A Science-Oriented Christmas Miracle

I have been (and still am) buried under some intensive revisions with a deadline, while simultaneously promoting a new book and, up until last week, finishing school. So I feel like I haven’t given as much of a shout-out as I should to my two main critique partners – the people who read my work chapter-by-chapter as I write it. They tolerate my meandering first drafts, point out my errors (even if I ignore them until months later), and never fail to read my work when I’m in a pinch and need advice. And recently …
WiDo Publishing purchased Marcy Hatch’s time travel western romance novel (working title:

PARADISE), which is set for release in 2014. From WiDo’s blog:

Set in the Old West, it is a tale of mistaken identity, romance, and murder. WiDo’s acquisitions editor, Allie Maldonado, fell in love with the story, and with the characters. “I love the mixing of genres in Marcy’s book. Part historical fiction, part romance, and with the time travel element thrown in, it is fresh and original, a novel you just can’t put down. We think it will do very well.”

Meanwhile, Month9Books purchased Krystalyn Drown’s MG fantasy adventure. From Publisher’s Marketplace:
Krystalyn Drown’s TRACY TAM: SANTA COMMAND, about a young girl who doesn’t believe in Santa, yet must rely on the magic of the season and the miracle of science in order to get out of a jam in time for Christmas, to Georgia McBride at Month9Books, with Ashlynn Yuhas editing, for publication in Fall 2014 (World).

I am so proud of both of them! This will be Marcy’s debut book – and Krystalyn’s third in two years. Please congratulate them! Add them on Goodreads! Do a little dance in celebration for them!

And there is still time to enter to win a sign copy of Joy Preble’s new book THE SWEET DEAD LIFE. Check out the Rafflecopter link in the post below!

13 Responses to Time Travel Western Romance and A Science-Oriented Christmas Miracle

  1. Congrats to Marcy and Tracy! So excited for them, especially Marcy.

  2. Congrats to both Marcy and Tracy.

    Good luck with your deadline, Dianne!!!!

  3. mshatch says:

    Why thank you D 🙂
    And congrats to Krystalyn!

  4. SA Larsenッ says:

    Thrilled for both ladies!!!

  5. Rachel says:

    WOOO HOOOOO!!!!!! *throw confetti* I also have good CP news on my blog. I love all this good news Monday stuff. It’s so great. Woo hoo book contracts and Dianne, you can get through those revisions. *waves pom poms*

  6. Angela Brown says:

    Three cheers to both lovely ladies for their publication pick-up 🙂

  7. Cynthia says:

    Yay for Marcy and Krystalyn! It’s always cool to hear about who’s going to get published.

    Btw, I just wanted you to know I won a critique from Project Mayhem’s 700 Follower giveaway, and I heard about that contest right here on your blog!

  8. Congrats to all three of you ladies. Enjoy!

  9. Susan Oloier says:

    Congrats to both of them! I hope things settle down for you soon, Dianne.

  10. Lexa Cain says:

    Congrats to Marcy and Krystalyn! I can’t believe how much is going on this June!

  11. YAY, MARCY!!!!!! I am SO THRILLED FOR YOU!!!!

    CONGRATS TRACY!!! All the best!

    Thanks for sharing such great news with us Dianne.

    Marcy is such a sweetie, I am so happy to hear she has a contract already!

  12. Julia Tomiak says:

    Yay to both ladies. Their books sound intriguing, and hearing success stories always inspires me. Thanks also for the reminders of how to support these authors!

  13. Thanks for the shout out, Dianne, and thank you all for your kind words. I’m so excited Tracy Tam found a home.