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

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…

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 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,…

Coming Soon: THE WANDERERS Character Profiles

I’m currently building a profiles page (here) for the main characters from my shape-shifter circus series, The Wanderers and The Pack. The sneak peek images above show a small section of Flo and Jett’s character images, which were created by the wonderfully talented Grace Sandford. I’ve worked with Grace before on picture book Tough Cookie and I…

Flo and Jett Excerpt for Valentine’s Day

I look around, horrified at the thought of staying in the dark woods all night by myself. I’ll miss a hot supper and the comfort of my small tent, exchanging it for sitting out here on damp soil in nothing but a robe. The trees suddenly look a lot more menacing—the shadows between them, and…

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!

THE WANDERERS Blog Tour

THE WANDERERS blog tour starts today, hosted by the wonderful Patri and Anasheh at FFBC tours. The first stop is a welcome post on The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club. See who I’d cast as characters, which scene was most fun to write, what I’d pick as the book’s theme song, and how I came…