Meet Cayla Kluver. Like most 16 year olds, she’s enjoying her summer vacation, hanging out with friends, swimming at the beach, and perhaps even going to the movies.
But unlike most of those friends, Cayla spends a good portion of each day writing, working on her 3rd book in the Legacy series. While her peers are gearing up for the start of their junior year, Cayla’s vacation time is a bit more extended…
With a high school diploma already under her belt, she wants to finish her series before filling out those college applications. Already an award-winning author, Cayla’s life is a bit different from that of an average teenager.
This August marks a mega moment in her writing career: the publication and re-release of her first YA fantasy novel, LEGACY, which she finished at 14 years old. As the premiere title of a new Amazon program, LEGACY’s release officially makes Cayla a published author. It also makes her an Amazon partner!
LEGACY (AmazonEncore 8/18/2009) is the re-release of Cayla’s fantasy narrative, featuring an edited manuscript combined with a fresh hardcover illustration. Marked by witty, rapid-fire dialogue and dramatic complexity that belie the writer’s age, Legacy brings a fresh, new sensibility to age-old questions of duty and inheritance and to a young heroine’s quest to find her true voice.
Here are some other quick facts about Cayla:
· She wrote the first draft of Legacy in just nine months at the age of 14 while attending public school. In that same year, Cayla also appeared in two school plays, received a first at the Wisconsin State Solo and Ensemble Vocal Competitions, and completed freshman English at a local university.
· Her second novel in the series, Allegiance, is due for release early next year and she has almost completed book three, Redemption.
I can hardly wait to read Allegiance and Redemption, I need to see the tale to it's completion!
If you like to win a copy of Legacy, /- LA FEMME READERS -/ is having a giveaway! Click here to visit and enter! Contest ends 8-30-09, winner announced 8-31-09. Really, it's too good to pass up!