AUTHOR KELLY RISSER WISHES CLEAN TEEN PUBLISHING A HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
What started as hours and days of writing turned into months and years as I poured my heart and soul into my novel, breathing it to life. Late nights, interrupted sleep, discussion upon discussion in my writing workshop, and then the moment came. The book was done, the story complete. It was time to find it a home.
What I didn’t consider, as I queried agents and publishers, was that I wouldn’t just find my book a home, I would find a home, too. That is what Clean Teen Publishing is to me. Courtney, Dyan, Marya and Rebecca are four amazing women with a passion for bringing well-written stories to readers everywhere. With Clean Teen Publishing, the route to publishing was not “hand us the novel and we’ll see you at a book signing” – rather, it has been a partnership. They guided, they created breathtaking cover art and lovely typesetting, and through their involvement, my story became a polished gem.
The interaction and support from the staff and fellow authors at Clean Teen Publishing is the best. If I have a question or an idea, I never hesitate to ask. The response is always immediate and spot on. This warms my heart. At the same time, the geeky reader in me is doing a happy dance after being introduced to such wonderful, captivating stories. The CTP authors are all approachable and responsive – a reader’s dream. How great is it to discuss a book directly with the author? Between Facebook author pages and the Goodreads book club, readers can do just that.
I’m still relatively new to Clean Teen Publishing. In fact, my novel won’t be out until July, but I was welcomed with open arms. I’ve attended several of the book launch parties, and I’m looking forward to going to my first conference this June. In the short time that I’ve been part of this enterprise, I’ve been exposed to so many wonderful people and events. It’s been an unbelievable adventure, a dream come true.
I’m thrilled to be a part of the Clean Teen Publishing family. They have a formula for success, a unique business model (rating books – how ingenious is that?), and I see nothing but growth in their future. I’m looking forward to growing with them. Congratulations on one year of excellence and many more to come, CTP!
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NEVER FORGOTTEN by Kelly Risser
NEVER FORGOTTEN by Kelly Risser is an upcoming New Adult Paranormal Romance published by Clean Teen Publishing. This paranormal love story is scheduled to release on July 1, 2014!
How can one day go so very wrong? One minute Meara Quinn is making plans for how she will spend the Summer before her senior year and the next she’s finding out that her mother’s cancer has returned and they are moving away from the only home she’s ever known.
Now every day is a struggle as Meara is trying to cope with her mother’s illness, being forced to move to another country to live with grandparents—whom she thought disowned her mother—and having weird visions of a father who was absent her entire life. Top it all off with one whopping secret that everyone seems bent on keeping from her, and Meara has the perfect ingredients for a major melt down.
The only things keeping her from coming unglued are some new friends and Evan—the son of her mother’s childhood friend—who seems to know Meara almost better than she knows herself.
Together with Evan and her friends, Meara embarks on a new journey to unlock the secrets that will not only tell Meara who she is, but whatshe is.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
– Anatole France
NOT SURE IF YOU WANT TO READ NEVER FORGOTTEN?
ABOUT KELLY RISSER:
Kelly Risser knew at a young age what she wanted to be when she grew up. Unfortunately, Fairytale Princess was not a lucrative career. Leaving the castle and wand behind, she entered the world of creative business writing where she worked in advertising, marketing, and training at various companies.
She’s often found lamenting, “It’s hard to write when there’s so many good books to read!” So, when she’s not immersed in the middle of someone else’s fantasy world, she’s busy creating one of her own. This world is introduced in her first novel, Never Forgotten. Never Forgotten, a YA/NA Fantasy, will be released by Clean Teen Publishing in the Summer of 2014.
Kelly lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. They share their home with Clyde the Whoodle and a school of fish.
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