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Backspace co-founder Karen Dionne to debut as novelist with Berkley
Three years ago Karen Dionne
co-founded a popular literary message board Backspace,
which was followed by the annual Backspace Writers Conference in New
York City. She can add author to her list of titles, now that Berkley
Books purchased her debut novel 'Freezing Point.'
Agent Jeff Kleinman, a founder of Folio
Literary Management who handles Dionne’s book-length fiction, closed
the single-book deal with Berkley editor Natalee Rosenstein. The Penguin
Group imprint slated Freezing Point as a mass market paperback with a
release date of fall 2008,
Freezing Point is a thriller about a solar energy company that uses
microwaves from geostationary satellites to melt Antarctic icebergs
into drinking water as environmental extremists plot to stop them --
neither realizing that the water is contaminated with an unknown,
Dionne already has the endorsements of Lee
Child, David Morrell, Douglas Preston, Gayle Lynds, John Case
and John Lescroart nearly two
years before publication.
Prior to forming Backspace, Karen worked as senior fiction editor at
NFG magazine, a print journal out of Toronto, Canada. She is a member
of the International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers Associations.
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