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Success: David Mellon Publishes Debut Novel

Writers’ Program student David Mellon has published his first young adult novel through Merit Press/Simon & Schuster (March 2017)!  Silent, described as “dark and memorable” by Kirkus Review, is a blend of historical fiction and magical realism set in France during World War I. It’s about a fifteen year old from India who struggles to survive and find her kidnapped brothers.  David shares his experience with the Writers’ Program:  “Not only did I find the remarkable (instructor) Laurel van der Linde, but just as important, over the course of several classes with her, I found my writers group!

Thank you for sharing, David, and congratulations on your debut novel, Silent!

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