Interview with AG Howard, author of ROSEBLOOD

I’m delighted to welcome AG Howard to talk about her new YA Phantom of the Opera-inspired retelling, RoseBlood! The book is out today with Abrams and Chronicle. Kate Ormand: Congratulations on your new book! Can you tell us a little about how The Phantom of the Opera inspired you and why you chose it as the…

Books Read December 2016

REVIEWS FREEKS Amanda Hocking A traveling carnival where the acts have supernatural abilities arrive at a new site and something doesn’t feel right. Something is playing with their senses and weakening their powers. When one camp member goes missing and another is attacked, the group start searching for answers… High danger, an unknown evil, supernatural secrets, and…

Books Read November 2016

REVIEWS SUPER AWKWARD Beth Garrod Bella’s having the worst holiday ever while her friends are having a party back home. But things soon take a turn for the better when Bella meets Zac. Returning home to rumours following the party, Bella shares everything about Zac with her friends, but the information reaches the wrong ears.

Books Read October 2016

REVIEWS  IRON CAST Destiny Soria Corinne is a wordsmith—she can make others see what’s not there, creating illusions through poetry. Ada is a songsmith—her music conjures powerful emotions and can meddle with memory. Both girls are hemopaths, considered a threat to society with their abilities to manipulate the mind. Iron can identify those whose blood…

Books of Halloweens Past

Every year I put a list of Halloween reads together for myself. As I’m currently working my way through my 2016 picks, with only 4 days left until Halloween, I’m looking back at the books I chose to read in previous years.

Books Read September 2016

REVIEWS FURTHERMORE Tahereh Mafi In a magical land of colour, Alice is born without any. She’s an outcast in Ferenwood. When a boy she dislikes approaches her for help on a task he’s been set by the Ferenwood Elders, Alice turns him down. But soon she discovers the task is to bring her father home,…

Books Read August 2016

REVIEWS THE MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK Meg Leder Penelope loves books and movies and romance, and wants her happily ever after. So when her friends start branching out and making new friends, things become complicated. And when a guy she likes asks her out, everything begins to change. Is Penelope’s world moving in the right direction?…

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 wrote about it last year on the Creative Authors blog if you’d like to read: My first visit to NYC I went…

Jennifer L Armentrout Event: Q&A and Signing

Jennifer L Armentrout is currently touring the UK and I was lucky enough to attend the Q&A and signing event at Waterstones Birmingham on Thursday night. Birmingham is quite a journey for me, but it was totally worth it! My bookshelf holds roughly 20 of Jennifer L Armentrout’s books, not to mention those on my kindle,…

Books Read July 2016

REVIEWS THROUGH THE MIRROR DOOR Sarah Baker Angela lives in a children’s home and is moved around often. She makes up stories, makes her own clothing, and tends not to get along with the other children. Then the news comes that her aunt, uncle, and two cousins are coming to collect her and taking her…

Books Read June 2016

REVIEWS THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO Huntley Fitzpatrick Tim is turning a corner. He moves into the Garrett’s garage apartment for a new start, joins an AA group, and starts to spend more time with Alice. When things seem to be going right for him, someone from his past resurfaces with life-changing news… 

Character Art for The Wanderers

I’m on the Creative Authors blog with a post about creating the character art for my shape-shifter circus series The Wanderers and The Pack. Read the full post here: Character Art: The Wanderers Here’s a look at the finished artwork and all the character profiles in one place. Artwork by the incredibly talented Grace Sandford. Circus Shifters Flo –…

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…