Monday, August 24, 2009

I love hearing about teenage authors!

Cayla Kluver, sixteen years old, has just published her first novel: Legacy! It's the first in a series, and she's already finished writing the sequel, too.

I LOVE hearing about teenage authors - mainly since I want to be an author some day, too. I think whenever I hear about someone my age who just wrote a book, it reminds me that I'm never too young. And it's great motivation for me.

But anyways - "Legacy" was published August 18, a few days ago, and here is the summary from Amazon if you are interested in reading it:

In an award-winning YA fantasy debut, 16-year-old novelist Cayla Kluver brings a magical touch to an unrelentingly suspenseful coming-of-age tale. Duty-bound to wed her father’s choice in successor to the throne, Princess Alera of Hytanica believes that she is being forced into the worst of all possible fates—a marriage to the arrogant and hot-tempered suitor, Steldor. When a mysterious boy from enemy Cokyri appears bearing secrets and an entirely different view of what's appropriate behavior for a young lady, Alera learns that her private desires threaten to destroy the kingdom. When Narian’s shocking past comes to light, Alera finds herself in a shadowy world of palace intrigue and ancient blood feuds, facing an uncertain future with dwindling options—and must learn to decide between right and wrong all alone. 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.


  1. This sounds really fun -- and by a 16 year old? That's great!

  2. Yeah, its amazing hearing about teen authors, makes me feel self conscious about my own writing (Which is NOT good at all) but none the less very inspirational.

  3. I love teen authors. How amazing is it that they've accomplished so much when they're so young. And who could write better for other teens?


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