The print version of Down This Road, the debut novel from San Diego author Kelli Dawn, is available today, following the earlier release this week of the eBook. The engaging story--which explores how the past shapes the present, how difficult it is to change behavior patterns, and how sometimes lessons are learned a little too late--was published by woman-owned Kandon Publishing, a San Diego-based company that helps authors bring their creative work to the public.
Down This Road highlights the journey of Charlie McIntire, a woman with country roots but a taste for city life—maybe. Charlie is challenged to juggle her past and present while being forced to think about what she wants for her future due to an unforeseen event that changes her life forever.
“This is the first of three books in the Down the Road series, and we have big plans for it,” said Kathryn Cloward, president of Kandon Unlimited Inc., Kandon Publishing’s parent company. “Kelli's story development is so strong that our sights are set on taking the series to the big screen. I’m confident readers are going to fall in love with the endearing and relatable story Kelli has weaved in this first book.”
A country-turned-city-girl herself, Dawn is a writer, educator and mentor who lives in San Diego with her husband and dog. She’s dedicated the majority of her professional career to teaching, but she has also published a number of magazine pieces and shared her daily insights via a blog.
“I feel a wide range of emotions regarding the release of my first novel, but mostly hope—hope that readers will relate to the main character’s struggles as she tries to find her way in life, and enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it,” Dawn said. “It’s been a long journey, but every three a.m. writing session was worth it.”
Kandon Publishing partners with authors in a way that doesn’t compromise their creative integrity. Using a collaborative approach to partnered publishing, the company’s team focuses on including authors throughout the publishing process. Kandon Publishing is passionate about helping authors stay true to their vision while operating at the highest level of integrity and honesty. For more information about this author-founded company, visit KandonPublishing.com.