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For more of Dawn's videos, head over to her YouTube channel by clicking the button below:


Unboxing the NOVL Box with Dawn Kurtagich

Dawn Kurtagich, author of AND THE TREES CREPT IN and THE DEAD HOUSE, unboxes the NOVLbox she curated for September! What's a #NOVLbox? The NOVLbox brings you a care package curated from one of our favorite authors. What's inside? It's a mystery! If we told you what's inside, we'd ruin the fun.

OMG OMG OMG. The Trees . . . Have Crept In

September 6th, 2016. TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! Buy the book! :D http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/and-the-trees-crept-in-dawn-kurtagich/1123199411 

Three Years:

The Dead House and my Transplant

10 August 2015. 3 years! I'm so lucky! UK Organ Donor Register: https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/register-to-donate/ US Organ Donor Registry: http://donatelife.net Thank you to my donor and his family, to my doctors, my amazing hospital, my nurses and my family.

Dawn Kurtagich in Conversation with Victoria Schwab (Plus EPIC giveaway!) [CLOSED]

February 15th, 2016. In which Victoria Schwab and I talk about tea, books, publishing, shenanigans and GIVEAWAYS! Look out for Part 2!

Anatomy of a Writing Retreat

April 19th, 2015: One week. Six writers. Many Shenanigans. During the first week of April, I organised and went on an amazing writing retreat with Kat EllisVictoria SchwabTatum FlynnDavid Purse and Isabel Sterling. It was a magical week! 

Debut Book Cover Reveal and Reaction

January 15th, 2015. The book covers for my debut novel, THE DEAD HOUSE, were revealed on the 15th of January! It was so exciting! Here is my vlog of the whole thing. :) 

Book Deal Announcement

September 25th, 2014. In which I get a little emotional announcing my two book deal for my debut, The Dead House, and a second untitled novel! Massive thank you to Alvina and Jenny and Fiona and everyone at L,BBYR and Orion! 

HUGE NEWS!

February 28th, 2014. My amazing news! I've got a literary agent after receiving 10—TEN!!!—offers of representation!


FAQs


FAQs


Question not answered? Ask here and here.

 

 

 

WHO IS YOUR AGENT?

My agents are the wonderful Polly Nolan (UK) and Sarah Davies (US) of the Greenhouse Literary Agency. www.greenhouseliterary.com

 

WHAT IS THE DEAD HOUSE ABOUT?

It's about the truth (?) behind events leading up to a tragedy, told via the diary of a girl who doesn't exist. 

 

CAN YOU READ MY BOOK? HOW ABOUT SOME FEEDBACK?

Sorry, no! Most authors can no longer do this. But I do recommend getting some good critical feedback. If you can find a critique group, that may work for you. 

 

CAN YOU SHOW MY WORK TO YOUR AGENT?

Unless I truly believe a manuscript is the bees knees, and that my agent will love it beyond measure, I don't give referrals. My agents are just too busy, and reading is very subjective. I'm sorry!

 

I'M A BLOGGER/REVIEWER! CAN I GET AN ARC OF YOUR BOOK?

Bloggers are welcome to submit ARC and review copy requests for The Dead House to publicity.enquiries@orionbooks.co.uk (UK edition) and publicity@lbchildrens.com.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE A BOOK?

It really depends. Two of my books I wrote in a month (bad first drafts). The longest has taken a few years.

 

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THE DEAD HOUSE?

Eight months.

 

WHAT IS YOUR ACCENT? I CAN'T PLACE IT!

That's okay, most people can't! I'm a bit of a hodge-bodge because I grew up all over and moved so much. It's mostly British, with splashes of everywhere else.

 

HOW DO I PRONOUNCE YOUR NAME?

Dawn. Ohhhhhh, you mean my surname? Exactly like it's spelled, and with a hard "g" like "golf". Kur-tah-g-ich.

 

IS THE DEAD HOUSE THE FIRST OF TWO?

The Dead House has a sequel e-novella out now! It's called The Dead House: NAIDA

 

HOW MANY BOOKS DID YOU WRITE BEFORE THE DEAD HOUSE?

I wrote about five, although one of those books has been written more than ten times from scratch and 23 times total (I know.)

 

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?

I'm busy working on three new books!

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

Tough question! I've started putting together a Pinterest board of exactly that: Books I've loved. You can find it here.

 

I HEARD YOU MAKE VIDEOS!

Yes! Here.

 

YOU DIDN'T ANSWER MY QUESTION! 

Oops! How about you tweet it to me? I try to respond to all tweets (as of December 2014)

 

fascinating facts


fascinating facts


Fact 1

Dawn is a YouTuber! Her channel is called WritaholicDK. You should check it out and subscribe. She loves receiving messages and comments on her videos and it's a good place to find her skulking about.


Fact 2

Dawn is a liver transplant survivor. When she was 25, she received the gift of life, and now she has another chance! She uses her new life to celebrate everything beautiful, write horrifying books and make as much music as she can. She would also like to pass on the joy and zest for life she is grateful to have.


Fact 3

Things she finds fascinating: mirrors, corridors, oddly shaped doors, balconies, forests, the weather, siblings, stickers, post-its, outsider art, art of the insane, Henry Darger, cellos, gum-wrapper chains (she makes them), dolls, heavy ornamentation, extremisms, body modification, life, death. Everything in between. Even you!

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