Badger Learning Teen Reads: Papercuts

Happy Halloween! I’m really pleased to share news of this spooky upcoming title! I’m excited to be working with Badger Learning on a second book for their upcoming teen series: Papercuts! The series will introduce six illustrated titles for struggling or reluctant teen readers with a fun, eerie twist! I’ve created a page on the…

Badger Learning Teen Reads

I’m really pleased to be working with Badger Learning on their latest teen series: Between the Lines! The series will introduce eight new titles for struggling or reluctant teen readers with an interest age of 12+, reading age of 8-9 and word count of 5000-6000. I’ve created a page on the books section of my…

THE WANDERERS Audiobook Review from AudioFile Magazine

The Audible Studios Production of THE WANDERERS, read by Luci Christian, has received a good review from AudioFile Magazine! Here’s a highlight: “Luci Christian’s narration strikes an interesting balance between Flo’s naïveté–she believes that the harrowing tales of Hunters exist only to scare children–and her more mature feelings of love and responsibility for her shape-shifter boyfriend,…

2015 Bookish Highlights

READING This year, I read new novels that joined my all-time favourites. New worlds I couldn’t help but crave to be a part of, new characters I came to love, and new journeys to experience and treasure long after the final page. These are the books that really stood out to me this year: I was…

The 2015 USA Best Book Awards

Some good news this Friday 13th: The results of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards have been announced and THE WANDERERS has been honoured as  “Winner” in the “Fiction: Young Adult” category! Click here to see the press release. THE WANDERERS was released on 1st September 2015, and I recently announced  its sequel, THE PACK, will…

News: THE WANDERERS Sequel

I’m SO happy to share that THE WANDERERS sequel, THE PACK, will be published in 2017! Here’s the official PM quote: “Kate Ormand’s THE PACK, sequel to THE WANDERERS, about a sixteen-year-old traveling with what remains of the shape-shifter circus, and her discovery of a living relative she’ll do anything to rescue, even if it…

Two New Trade Reviews for THE WANDERERS (School Library Journal and VOYA Magazine)

Good news! Two new trade reviews just came in for THE WANDERERS from School Library Journal and VOYA Magazine! “The preternatural circus of shifters, budding young romance, and action-packed struggle against evil will appeal to readers of paranormal fiction.” — School Library Journal “The world of shape-shifting characters has just gotten wider with the addition of…

Happy Book Birthday to THE WANDERERS!

Today is publication day for my shape-shifter circus book, THE WANDERERS! The book is out worldwide with Sky Pony Press in hardcover and ebook, and an audio edition with Audible Studios TODAY! I’m so excited!

Happy Book Birthday to DARK DAYS!

Ahhh! Today is publication day for my YA debut novel, DARK DAYS! It’s finally here! The book is out worldwide with Sky Pony Press in hardcover and ebook, and in audio edition with Audible Studios.

News: My YA Paranormal Novel Sold

I have a second YA novel set for release with Sky Pony Press in Fall 2015! This time it’s a paranormal about a horse shifter in a traveling circus. Here’s the official PM quote: “Kate Ormand’s THE WANDERERS, about a sixteen-year-old traveling with a shapeshifter circus, and a betrayal in camp that threatens the lives…

News: DARK DAYS Audio Edition

Audible (a division of Amazon) has licensed audio rights to DARK DAYS. I found out about the audio edition in January and have been sitting on the news since, waiting for the book to be added to the site before sharing.

Secret Project Reveal!

I’ve been working on a secret project with the lovely Emma Pass, author of upcoming dystopian novel ACID, and lots of other amazing authors and illustrators. We’ve set up a group blog called Author Allsorts and will launch officially on Monday, 1st April… Welcome to Author Allsorts! We’re a group of UK-based picture book, children’s and…

News: My YA Dystopian Novel Sold

I’m so delighted to share that my YA dystopian novel sold and will be published with Sky Pony Press in Spring/Summer 2014. Kate Ormand’s DARK DAYS, about a sixteen-year-old, who only has fifteen days to live before her sector is destroyed by a cyborg army, and a dangerous and attractive boy, who refuses to give…