Teen author releases book through Amazon.com program

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A small town author is making it big.

We first introduced you to Cayla Kluver last year. That’s when the teen published her first book.

Now, the Eau Claire-native is getting even more attention.

On Tuesday, Amazon.com re-released the 16-year-old’s first book, “Legacy”.

"It's just so rewarding and it's been a really remarkable experience,” she said.

The fantasy narrative is the launch book for the company’s new program – called Amazon Encore. Cayla explains its goal.

"Really the purpose of it is to discover authors in a different way. Kind of like how some musicians are discovered because they put their music on YouTube or MySpace."

“Legacy” first hit the shelves in April of last year after Cayla’s mom started her own publishing company. About a year later, Amazon called Cayla.

"I ran into my sister's bedroom after my mom got off the phone and I said they want to buy the rights,” she remembered with a smile. “That had been our goal the whole time. Then I almost passed out on her floor!"

Since then, she’s also signed a number of foreign book deals.

"We've now closed deals with Spain, Japan, Greece, Italy, Germany."

And while her drams are coming true, Cayla is keeping her ultimate goal in mind.

"Really, I just want to be able to write,” she said.

Cayla says “Legacy” is the first of three books in a series. She says she’s already finished writing the second one, title “Allegiance”. It is due for release early next year.

She’s still working on the third book, “Redemption”.

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