New Release: DARK DAYS paperback

Dark Days is released in paperback today with an awesome new cover design! I’m thrilled with the new look, especially how bright and refreshed it is, while still close to the original cover. I’m also running giveaways this week on Twitter and Instagram! All information about Dark Days and where to buy is available by following the…

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…

YABC Cover Reveal: THE WANDERERS and THE PACK (+ Giveaway)

The fab team at YA Books Central revealed the cover for The Pack, sequel to The Wanderers, today! The series has been given a makeover and I absolutely love the new covers… Hope you love them as much as I do! Head over to YABC to enter the giveaway: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-1-40 The Wanderers paperback will be out 5 September and The Pack is…

NYC 2016

I visited New York City for the first time in August last year where I met my agent, my publisher, author friends, and did an event at the New York Public Library. I was lucky enough to go back again this year, and I recorded the majority of my trip on social media, especially book-related things,…

The Wanderers: Jax and Hugo

JAX AND HUGO (COUSINS) SHAPE: WHITE TIGERS The cousins had a hard time with their previous pack, and Jax has a scar on his jaw to prove it. Both are gentle and caring despite their life in the wild and have startling blue eyes in both human and animal form. Illustrations by Grace Sandford: www.gracesandford.com I’m…

The Wanderers: Lola and Kanna

LOLA AND KANNA (SISTERS) SHAPE: PARROTS Lola is two years older than Kanna, though the two of them look like twins. Lola is a leader and a protector of her pack and her sister. Kanna is a fierce sidekick and often doesn’t make a great first impression. They’re the only shifters who can communicate well…

The Wanderers: Lucas, Lance, and Logan

LUCAS, LANCE, AND LOGAN (TRIPLETS) SHAPE: ELEPHANTS The triplets are mischievous. Growing up, they loved playing pranks on the other circus members (especially Flo, who is responsible for ruining past jokes). They’re identical in both human and animal form. Beneath the fun, they’re fiercely loyal to each other and to those closest to them. Illustrations…

The Wanderers: Jett

JETT SHAPE: BEAR Jett has a history with hunters and is one of the few circus shifters who remembers the night he became an orphan. He is the only bear in camp and, though he doesn’t enjoy performing, he feels they are safe. Illustrations by Grace Sandford: www.gracesandford.com I’m currently building a profiles page (here) for the…

The Wanderers: Flo

  FLO SHAPE: HORSE Flo feels pressured by the circus and doesn’t want to be a performer, even though she knows she must. She wants to believe life is about more than just the circus. She is the only horse in camp. The circus shifters tend to stick with their own species, so Flo is closest…

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!

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.

My NYC Book Haul!

I don’t post book hauls very often but this one is quite special… I spent the first week of August in New York City. I shopped at Barnes and Noble (and found Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles in lots of their stores!), Books of Wonder, and The Strand. I also visited my publisher, and they…

THE WANDERERS Interview + Giveaway

STOLEN SONGBIRD author, Danielle L. Jensen, interviewed me about THE WANDERERS and is giving away an ARC of the book. Danielle provided one of the blurbs for the book jacket after reading an advanced copy: “A fresh tale about shape-shifters that is sure to delight and astound.” —Danielle L. Jensen, author of Stolen Songbird 

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

THE WANDERERS Book Jacket

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!