NEVER GIVING UP and Exciting Results! Author Amanda Strong wishes Clean Teen Publishing a happy anniversary!


Author Amanda Strong tells us of her Clean Teen Publishing Experience. 
A CTP Anniversary Post.

I feel such gratitude toward Clean Teen Publishing! After I finished my first novel, The Awakener, I began querying agents and publishers bright eyed and bushy tailed, so to speak. I had high hopes my paranormal romance would be accepted with open arms. I mean it was different than the other angel books out there, right? (At least, that’s what I’d thought.)

A year and half later, after rejection letters began stating that though it was well written, they no longer accepted angel themed novels, I felt discouraged and ready to give up. That’s when my friend, Holly Kelly, told me she had just signed with a brand new publishing house named Clean Teen. At this point I’d already posted The Awakener up on Wattpad and had even been invited to do a radio interview to discuss its success as an unpublished book. I decided why not query it one more time before I shelved it for good (or at least a few years). 

Needless to say, I sent it in to Clean Teen Publishing and a few months later I held my beautiful book in my hands! They took a chance on my novel when others wouldn’t. The day I signed with them, I joined not only a publishing team, but a family. They literally took care of me! Available pretty much day or night, via Facebook or email, they even took the time to video conference chat with me! Every question or concern they have addressed both professionally and courteously. Even though they are considered a small publishing house, they are aggressive when it comes to their marketing. They constantly look for new ways to advertise and get the word out. I can honestly say I feel they desire my success just as much as I do; we are a team. I love how the other Clean Teen authors and I interact and help each other promote our novels and events as well. 

Clean Teen Publishing has staying power because they also provide a service not many publishing houses do; they content rate every novel they publish. With a glance, a reader can decide if they are comfortable with the level of violence, language, or intimacy in that particular book. In the world of YA literature, a rating system is desperately needed, and I am happy to be part of a publishing house that provides it!

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In celebration of Clean Teen Publishing’s first anniversary they are giving away a Kindle Fire! Press on the picture below for your chance to win!


Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Clean Teen Publishing
A simple touch will change their lives forever. 
Seeing Micah for the first time in years, fifteen year old Eden wants nothing more than to run and hide, but instead in a moment of sheer embarrassment, she throws her arms around his neck; unaware she just changed her childhood friend forever.
With eyes’ opened to the realm of angels and demons, Micah discovers he has become the Seer, called to save the world from an impending fire.  Shy and awkward, Eden stumbles through high school clueless her guardian angel shadows her every move, keeping her safe while she unknowingly “awakens” others to their spiritual gifts. Micah will need those Eden touched to complete his mission which began long ago in the ancient City of Enoch and its secret underground temple. 
With angels and demons fighting around them, both Eden and Micah must find their own personal courage and faith in order to know what to do for the battle that awaits them, one they must triumph or risk losing everyone they love.

More About Amanda Strong:

Born in Dekalb, Illinois, Amanda Strong has called Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, Virginia and now New Mexico home. Amanda has been spinning tales since she was a child. Her family still remembers finding young Amanda with her bright pink glasses, hiding in random corners of the house while scribbling away in one of her many spiral-bound notebooks. You could say that some things never change since Amanda is still writing today. Amanda began her writing career when she uploaded The Awakener, her first full-length novel, on Wattpad where it received over 430,000 reads in four weeks. She was blown away and humbled by the reader support and feedback she received. Because of The Awakener’s success as a non-published book, she was asked to talk on 1400 KSTAR about her story. 
In September 2013 Amanda Strong signed with Clean Teen Publishing for publication of The Awakener, which is scheduled to release in late October of this year. The Awakener is the first book in an all-new young adult paranormal romance series called: The Watchers of Men.  
When Amanda isn’t writing, you can find her chasing her three rambunctious children around the house and spending time with her wonderful and supportive husband. On some occasions you can still find Amanda with her not-so-pink glasses, hiding in a corner reading her favorite young adult fantasy novels or working out only to blow her diet by eating ice cream. 

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