New Release: THE WANDERERS paperback and THE PACK!

It’s here! The Pack is now available, second book in my shape-shifter circus duology with Sky Pony Press. The paperback of The Wanderers is also out today! Both books were given a fab makeover and I love their new covers and how they look together. This is the first sequel I’ve written and the first series…


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…


Today is my stop on the blog tour for fab circusy middle-grade mystery, POPPY PYM AND THE PHARAOH’S CURSE. I interviewed Poppy about her new book! KO: Hi Poppy! First can you introduce yourself? PP: Hello everyone! My name is Poppy Pym, and I’m eleven. I’m here today to talk to you about this lovely…

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…

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!

Book Trailer of the Day: The Wanderers | Shelf Awareness

Happy news! My trailer is Book Trailer of the Day on Shelf Awareness today. So cool! THE WANDERERS, a YA 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, is out 1 September 2015 with Sky Pony Press.

Interview: JJ Howard, Author of THAT TIME I JOINED THE CIRCUS

Kate Ormand: The circus is a wonderful setting to explore – and can be done in so many ways! What attracted you to writing a circus book? JJ Howard: I was looking for a real-world setting that allowed for a feeling of magic and wonder. I’ve been interested in tarot reading for a long time,…

Book Trailer: THE WANDERERS (+ Giveaway)

The trailer for my shape-shifter circus book, THE WANDERERS, is here! I LOVE it, and hope you do too! There’s also a giveaway here on Goodreads (open to US, UK and CA) running until August 30th. THE WANDERERS releases on 1st September 2015 from Sky Pony Press. LINKS The Book Depository|Amazon UK|Amazon US|Barnes and Noble|IndieBound|Goodreads


I’m excited to share the front and back panels for THE WANDERERS hardcover, including a wonderfully colourful spine! I absolutely LOVE everything about the design for this book: the bunting flags, the texture, the animals, the tent, and now this awesome circusy lettering on the spine!

Official Book Description and Release Date for THE WANDERERS!

It’s real! The book description for my YA shapeshifter circus novel, THE WANDERERS, popped up on Amazon today and I’m really excited about it! It’ll be released with Sky Pony Press on 1st September 2015. That’s only 7 months away! Here’s the official description