Join the Circus!

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! 

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!


twbook3dA 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

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