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Exciting news! We’re teaming up with Illumicrate to make an exclusive candle for their May box! I’m thrilled to be working with Daphne (Winged Reviews) on this exciting new item. Subscribe: illumicrate.com  Flickerink store: www.etsy.com/shop/Flickerink

Books Read March 2017

REVIEWS DONE DIRT CHEAP Sarah Nicole Lemon Tourmaline has been surrounded by the Wardens all her life, but is just now starting to question who they really are and how they see her. Virginia befriends Tourmaline to get closer to the Wardens and report back to her boss with information. The two girls become friends…

Flickerink: 3 New Candles

We just added 3 new candles to the Etsy store! Details below and you can find us online here: Etsy | Twitter | Instagram Be Our Guest Sparkling wine and roses: Inspired by Beauty and the Beast and scented with welcoming sparkling wine and fresh roses. Frog Prince Mint chocolate kiss: Inspired by The Frog Prince and…

Interview with Mary G Thompson, Author of AMY CHELSEA STACIE DEE

I’m pleased to welcome Mary G Thompson to talk about her new YA thriller with Chicken House, Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee. I was so impressed by this book – It was completely unputdownable. It’s out now, so be sure to look out for it if you’re a fan of the genre! Kate Ormand: Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee had…

Books Read February 2017

REVIEWS THE ROANOKE GIRLS Amy Engel Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl, but no one really knows the truth about them. Lane dreams of her mother’s childhood home and when her mother dies, she is sent to live there with her grandparents and cousin, Allegra. She quickly settles in, but secrets of the past…

2 New Picture Books from Scholastic

DEAR DINOSAUR Chae Strathie and Nicola O’Byrne Max visits the museum and can’t wait to see the dinosaur exhibition. But the museum is closing and Max lives too far away to come back soon, so the curator suggests he writes to his favourite dinosaur – the T-Rex. And it isn’t long until the T-Rex starts…

Books Read January 2017

REVIEWS  INK Alice Broadway Citizens are tattooed from birth. Each mark signifies a life event and they build to create a life story. When a person dies, their skin is removed and a life book is created. The book is weighed and judged and if it’s worthy is given to the family of the deceased…

Interview with AG Howard, author of ROSEBLOOD

I’m delighted to welcome AG Howard to talk about her new YA Phantom of the Opera-inspired retelling, RoseBlood! The book is out today with Abrams and Chronicle. Kate Ormand: Congratulations on your new book! Can you tell us a little about how The Phantom of the Opera inspired you and why you chose it as the…

Books Read December 2016

REVIEWS FREEKS Amanda Hocking A traveling carnival where the acts have supernatural abilities arrive at a new site and something doesn’t feel right. Something is playing with their senses and weakening their powers. When one camp member goes missing and another is attacked, the group start searching for answers… High danger, an unknown evil, supernatural secrets, and…

Illustrator Interview: TOUGH COOKIE with Grace Sandford

Introducing Grace Sandford, illustrator of my third picture book release, Tough Cookie, published in November 2015 with Sky Pony Press… Kate Louise: Hi Grace! Thanks for stopping by. First can you share with us what techniques and materials you used for the Tough Cookie art? Grace Sandford: The artwork for Tough Cookie is mixed media…

Strand Bookstore Tour

(Originally posted here) I love walking into a good bookstore and taking a deep breath, feeling totally relaxed and ready to explore. Strand Bookstore has to be one of my all-time favourites. It’s a wonderful store and getting lost in the stacks is welcome. I visit several times on every trip to New York City. And…

Books Read November 2016

REVIEWS SUPER AWKWARD Beth Garrod Bella’s having the worst holiday ever while her friends are having a party back home. But things soon take a turn for the better when Bella meets Zac. Returning home to rumours following the party, Bella shares everything about Zac with her friends, but the information reaches the wrong ears.

Illustrator Interview: PIERRE THE FRENCH BULLDOG RECYCLES with Bethany Straker

Introducing Bethany Straker, illustrator of my second picture book, Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles, published in March 2015 with Sky Pony Press… Kate Louise: Hi Bethany! Thanks for stopping by. First can you share with us what techniques and materials you used for the Pierre art? Bethany Straker: Hi Kate! Thanks for having me. So, for this…

Books of Wonder Store Tour

(I originally posted this here) We love browsing the shelves at Books of Wonder. It’s such a magical store with so much to see and enjoy. We walk through the revolving door into another world and we know we’ll be here for a while… 

Books Read October 2016

REVIEWS  IRON CAST Destiny Soria Corinne is a wordsmith—she can make others see what’s not there, creating illusions through poetry. Ada is a songsmith—her music conjures powerful emotions and can meddle with memory. Both girls are hemopaths, considered a threat to society with their abilities to manipulate the mind. Iron can identify those whose blood…