In the run up to the publication of my YA shapeshifter circus book, THE WANDERERS (1 Sept), I hosted a series of circus-themed posts with authors, editors, and readers here on the blog. The posts are all tagged ‘Join the Circus’ and here’s a handy lists of all the circusy posts in one place. It was a lot of fun and I’ve read some really amazing circus books and chatted to some awesome people. Thanks to everyone who took part and everyone who’s been following the posts!
- Guest Post: Five Things I Never Knew About C19th Circuses (until writing The Girl Who Walked On Air) by Emma Carroll
I’m joined by Emma Carroll for a circus-themed post relating to her beautiful book, THE GIRL WHO WALKED ON AIR! The novel released from Faber & Faber last year and Emma shared five fascinating facts she learned while writing.
Here I’m chatting to Nicole Frail, editor at Skyhorse Publishing (and editor of THE WANDERERS!).
A chat with Isabel Atherton, literary agent and director of Creative Authors Ltd. (and my agent!).
JJ Howard and I discuss all things circus, music, and book covers! THAT TIME I JOINED THE CIRCUS is a fun contemporary read with a great cast and ever-changing location.Circus Europa has it all – I loved the atmosphere. Wonderful!
A wonderful guest post from Kat Ellis about circus magic and writing BLACKFIN SKY! I loved this book! A tangled mystery in an atmospheric setting. A real page-turner!
THE WANDERERS – Out now!
A novel about a sixteen-year-old horse shifter traveling with a shapeshifter circus, and a betrayal in camp that threatens the lives of them all. A unique twist on shapeshifters, with fast-paced action, thrilling adventure and mystery, and a bit of romance. (read more)
“A swoony romance with a massive body count. . . . Closely resembles a brutal, angst-drenched dystopia à la Veronica Roth’s Divergent.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Filled with excitement and whimsy, THE WANDERERS is an adventure story about shapeshifters, first love, and the endless search for a true home.”–Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Program
“A fresh tale about shape-shifters that is sure to delight and astound.”–Danielle L. Jensen, author of Stolen Songbird
“The Wanderers is a dark, rich, and original story. I love the concept of humans with inherent shape-shifting abilities, and the circus setting is incredibly vivid—I could smell the musty, musky ring, feel the bright lights burning my skin. Kate has created an intricate and danger-filled world that’s both cruel and beautiful.”–Melinda Salisbury, author of The Sin Eater’s Daughter
“An utterly captivating big-top world filled with shape-shifters and dark secrets. I devoured this book! It was unlike anything I’ve ever read.”–Amy Christine Parker, author of Gated and Astray