Friday, 29 April 2016

Cover Reveal! DEATH OF AN ASSASSIN by Ian Hiatt



I'm so excited to be able to share my author buddy Ian Hiatt's cover for his debut YA novel, DEATH OF AN ASSASSIN! It comes out on 16th June, and it sounds amazing - I can't wait to read it. Here's the blurb:

Technically, Layla hasn't killed anyone. Ask the witnesses. It was a misstep here, a trip-and-fall there—accidents happen.
And Layla is paid very well to ensure that they do.
Her mother once traced their lineage back to ancient times. Go flip through The Odyssey. Some great-great-great grandmother is in there beckoning sailors to rocky deaths. For eons her kind has made it their business to bring hapless men to quick and messy ends. Layla can't help it that Saint Roch City has job listings for someone who can cause blameless death. You go where the work is.
When the most difficult hit of her career goes sideways, Layla finds out that what she's been told about her own history may not be so accurate. And there is no forgiveness in the business of assassinations. When you're paid to kill someone, there better be a dead body. 
Either the mark's—or yours.

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Pre-order from Amazon (US)
Pre-order from Amazon (UK)

Without further ado, check out the awesome cover...




Isn't it gorgeous?? 


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Ian Hiatt is the crazy guy who lives on your block. You know the one that all the neighborhood kids point at and whisper about. He’s cleverly hidden himself by marrying an incredibly tolerant woman and finding himself an adorable dog. This is the best disguise for living in New England. The villagers have not yet run him out of his castle.


When he’s not scrawling delusional words about mythical-filled cities or dinosaurs, he’s busy tapping out code for websites and software. If he’s kept away from writing implements, he treks aimlessly through forests hiking trails, across abandoned beaches, and wandering the shelves bookstores. These three things don’t overlap except for that one time, and that was a really weird day.


http://www.ianhiatt.com | Twitter: ihiatt | Facebook: ianhiattauthor

Monday, 18 April 2016

PIECES OF YOU AND ME by Erin Fletcher - Publication Day Interview!

Today is the day Erin Fletcher's second YA novel, PIECES OF YOU AND ME, comes out, and I've been waiting for this day for AGES. Okay, for 2 years, since her debut novel WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME came out. I absolutely loved that book, and know I'm going to fall head over heels for PIECES OF YOU AND ME as well. 


Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains references to drinking, addiction, and just the right amount of angst. You’ll want to save this tortured hero, while at the same time, not want to change a single thing about him!

Five years.

That’s how long I’ve been gone. Since I left my best friend—the girl I loved—behind.

Five seconds.

That's how long it takes to realize I am completely, utterly, screwed. Because now that I’m back, my childhood crush has turned into so much more.

Rylee has changed. We both have. And now I’m drawn to her in a completely different way. To her smile. Her touch. To reliving old memories and making new ones. To the happiness she’s always given me that I haven’t felt since I left.


But her friends are hell-bent on keeping us apart. My dad is one drink away from destroying both of our lives, and maybe I am, too. It’s only a matter of time before I have to leave again, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. I never get a choice.

The one choice I can make? Stay away from Rylee. Because if I don’t, I’ll break her heart—and mine—all over again. 

Buy from Amazon US / Amazon UK 


Erin, as well as being an awesome author, is one of the loveliest people I've met via Twitter, and kindly answered a few questions...


Kat: Rylee and Chase get a second chance at happiness when they meet again as teens after spending years apart, but both their lives have changed a lot in that time. What was the inspiration behind their story?

Erin: Most of my inspiration comes when I start wondering things. For my first book, I wondered what would happen if a girl discovered a guy living in her garage. For this one, I thought about how much people change from middle school to late in high school. I wondered if two childhood sweethearts, separated due to circumstances beyond their control, would be able to rekindle the closeness they once shared, despite their differences. You’re wondering that now, too, right? You’ll have to read to find out!

K: If you were casting a film of PIECES OF YOU AND ME, who would play the lead characters?

E: Oh man, such a good question. First I’d go with Matthew Daddario (plays Alec from Shadowhunters) for Chase, because he seems like he could play the slightly self-destructive/tortured hero character. (Plus, hello? Gorgeous.) For Rylee I’d go with Lindsay Pearce (plays Rebecca from Recovery Road). There’s this line in the book where Rylee tells Chase, “Stop worrying and kiss me,” and I can just see Lindsay Pearce saying that line! She also plays a wide variety of emotions, which is needed for Rylee.



K: I know you’re an author who is keen on music, so which song sums up PIECES OF YOU AND ME for you?

E: Okay, I’m going to have to be cliché and go with “Hello” by Adele. So many of those lines parallel PIECES OF YOU AND ME. Two people who were close but now have differences and a million miles between them. The way Rylee tried to reach out to Chase after he left without success. “Hello” is definitely the Rylee and Chase story. (I apologize if this song is stuck in your head now…it’s definitely stuck in mine!)



K: As a massive fan of WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME, your 2014 debut, I cannot wait to get to know more of your characters! Was it very different writing PIECES OF YOU AND ME? How does writing a second novel compare to the first?

E: Aw, thank you so much! I appreciate that! Yes, writing PIECES OF YOU AND ME was very different. There are surface-level differences (dual POV instead of singular, different tense, etc.) but also some bigger differences. First, when I started writing WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME, I had no idea how the book was going to end! I had no idea why Nate was living in Hanley’s garage (and was very frustrated when he wouldn’t give me his explanation, lol). Eventually I figured it out, but for PoYaM, I had everything plotted from the beginning. Much easier! Writing a second book is more stressful because there are things like deadlines to worry about, but also less stressful because you somewhat know what to expect.

K: You have another new release coming out later this year – what can you tell us about it? Any sneaky insider info you can share?

E: Sure! It’s another contemporary YA romance, this time about a figure skater named Lia and a star hockey player named Pierce. At first, Lia is not Pierce’s biggest fan. Far from it. But then she “meets” Pierce again in an online, anonymous environment, and starts to learn he has a completely different side than his public persona. But by then, things are so complicated that it might be too late for Lia’s online world to line up with the real one…

Thank you so much for having me on your blog! I appreciate it! 

K: Thank you, Erin! And happy publication day! 

Erin is a young adult author from North Carolina. She is a morning person who does most of her writing before sunrise, while drinking excessive quantities of coffee. She believes flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the beach if she could. She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics, which is almost never useful when writing books.

Check out Erin's blog 
Take a peek at Erin's website

Sunday, 17 April 2016

March Wrap-Up!

Let's just pretend we're not already more than halfway through April, and I'm not posting this wrap-up horrendously late. Okay? Okay, cool.

March was a pretty sweet month, and I made a decent dent in my TBR. If you follow this blog (or my Instagram account) you'll know I generally try to combine books and exercise by listening to audiobooks when I go for long walks (it's the only way I can convince my lazy self to exercise). These are the books I read/listened to this month:



I continued my MG binge with THE PECULIAR by Stefan Bachmann (beautifully written) and Skulduggery Pleasant: PLAYING WITH FIRE (just as funny as the first in the series), caught up with Lockwood & Co. again in THE WHISPERING SKULL (I love Lockwood. A lot.), and then things got reeeeeally interesting.

The Mara Dyer Trilogy (UNBECOMING, EVOLUTION, RETRIBUTION) has been one I've wanted to binge-read for soooo long, and I decided that finishing the first round of my PURGE revisions warranted a little treat. And it was SUCH a treat - well worth waiting for. Now I can't wait until Michelle Hodkin's next book set in this world, which comes out next year (I think it's called THE SHAW CONFESSIONS, but that might be the series title.)

Then I got 2 ARCs to read from amazing author friends Dawn Kurtagich and Martin Stewart. Dawn's new book, AND THE TREES CREPT IN, is the most creepy, terrifying, gut-twisting book I've read in a long time. I thought her debut, THE DEAD HOUSE, was scary - this is twice as scary. Like, pants-shitteningly scary. If you like brilliant psychological horror and you haven't preordered it yet, then your life choices are suspect at best. I'll be running a contest soon on Instagram and Twitter where you'll be able to win my ARC of this book, so keep an eye out there if you want to get your hands on it early.

Martin Stewart's debut, RIVERKEEP, was also absolutely wonderful. The book itself has a great origin story - he wrote an 1800 word short story for MG author Simon P Clark's 1031 Story Challenge, and Penguin snapped up the book based on just that one short sample. So you have to believe his writing and story are captivating and attention-grabbing just from that, right? Absolutely bloody right. RIVERKEEP is about a boy who goes on a journey along a treacherous river to tackle an enormous sea monster and try to save his father. I highly, highly recommend reading this one ASAP, because everyone is going to be talking about it for a long time to come.

I also got to see some pretty cool places on my adventures. Here are a couple of my favourite pics from this month:

A photo posted by Kat Ellis (@katelliswrites) on




So, on to more bookish news!

BREAKER will be having its official launch in the UK in Prestatyn Library on 15th June, and I'm in the process of getting all the details sorted. If you want to come, it's free, but please drop a comment below or email me at katelliswrites@gmail.com so I can let the library know how many seats we'll need!

I also spent a good chunk of March working on edits for PURGE, which I just found out has an official release date of 8th September. It's available for preorder now, so if you want to show an author some love and order your copy early, please do! (Preordering is hugely helpful because it lets the publisher know there is demand for the book, and -- fingers crossed! -- makes them want to publish more books I write. See? It's a win-win.) Here's the link to buy PURGE on The Book Depository - a) because they offer free international delivery, and b) because they're offering 10% off right now, and who isn't in the market for a bargain?? But of course buy books from whoever/wherever you prefer to buy from :-)

There's no cover up yet for PURGE, but that'll be coming sooooon. And in the meantime, I'm working on the next round of edits. This is one of the songs I've been listening to on repeat as I work on it, because it's kind of perfect for PURGE:


I hope you had a great March, and if you want to share music/book recs, ask about any of my book stuff, or just say hi - then make free with the comments!

Kat out x

Monday, 4 April 2016

Blackfin Sky & Breaker special offers

Hello! I have a choc-full March wrap-up still to post, but in the meantime there are some great deals on right now if you're looking to buy either BLACKFIN SKY or BREAKER. The deets:

BREAKER is available for pre-order on Amazon.com for the teensy price of $6.44.

If you're not in the US, the best price I've seen online to pre-order BREAKER is on The Book Depository, where they offer 10% off the RRP, with free international delivery.

BLACKFIN SKY is a Kindle deal for the whole of April, for just £1.09 on Amazon UK, and $1.55 on Amazon US.

Hope you grab a book bargain this month! More soon...

Kat out x

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt!



 THE YA SCAVENGER HUNT IS NOW OVER! THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING PART



Welcome, YA Scavenger Hunters! I'm Kat Ellis, your hostess for this leg of the hunt, and proud member of TEAM PINK.

This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favourite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! 

In this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue to move forward in the hunt. Add up the clues on each blog, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours! If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've hidden my favourite number. Collect the favourite numbers of all the authors on the pink team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by 3 April, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. 


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Somewhere on the hunt you will find some cool bonus content connected to my new book, BREAKER - my dream cast and character anthems - but not here! You will need to keep looking through the other pink team blogs to find it.

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Today I'm hosting DOROTHY DREYER, author of the Reaper's Rite series. 

Dorothy has always believed in magic. Born in Angeles City, Philippines, to a Filipino mother and American Father, Dorothy grew up a military brat, living in Massachusetts, South Dakota, Guam, New Jersey, and New York. She now lives in Frankfurt, Germany, with her husband, two teens, and two Siberian huskies. Dorothy not only writes books with some element of magic in them, but has a fondness for reading those kinds of books as well. She also enjoys movies, chocolate, take-out, and spending time with family and friends. She’s known to make a pretty sweet cupcake when she has the time. She also tends to sing sometimes, so keep her away from your Karaoke bars. 

[As an aside, did you notice DREYER has 6 letters? I just LOVE that number.]


MY TETHERED SOUL, Book 2 in the Reaper's Rite series, is available to buy now


It’s been months since Zadie faced her sister’s Reaper, months during which she’s been under her mentor’s magical protection. But now that she’s turning seventeen, that protection is about to run out.

When dark forces lure Zadie to wander at night, she’s manipulated into committing unspeakable acts. With her friends and family at risk, Zadie must try to use her powers to break free from the Reaper’s grasp, or surrender to the Reaper’s Rite, which can only lead to death.

You can find out more about Dorothy and her books on her author website, but here you will find a sneak preview of MY FRAYED ETERNITY (Reaper's Rite book 3). Dorothy is giving away a copy of both MY TETHERED SOUL and MY FRAYED ETERNITY to the lucky winner of the pink team scavenger hunt!


EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Here is a sneak peek at MY FRAYED ETERNITY, book three in the Reaper’s Rite series.


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A floorboard creaked behind me. I swung around, my hand already sweeping the switchblade from my pocket.

What the—?

There she was again. The girl I kept seeing. She stood between the living room and dining room, staring at me.

It took a moment before I could get my mouth to work. “Who are you? What do you want?”

She eyed the weapon I held. Her chin went up, her jaw set, but she didn’t come closer. I pursed my lips and held the weapon higher. She raised her hands out in front of her, palms facing me. My grip tightened.

Taking a step forward into the light, she said, “I’m not here to hurt you.” Her intense green eyes shocked me almost as much as her Irish accent.

“Why are you following me?”

Her eyes dropped for a split second before meeting mine again. “I have a message from Chase.”

I lowered the switchblade. “Wha—? Chase?”

My head swirled. I hadn’t heard from Chase since he left last summer. I was sure he’d been avoiding contacting me as much as I’d avoided contacting him.

Irish Girl took yet another step closer. “He needs your help. He and his father.”

“Why? What happened?”

“They’ve been taken.”

I narrowed my eyes at her, my heart beating faster. “Taken by whom?”

“The dark faeries of Rostrevor Glen.”





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Don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by Dorothy Dreyer, me (Kat Ellis), and more! To enter, add up all the favourite numbers of the authors on the pink team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your scavenger hunt, you need to check out the next author, CATRINA BURGESS.

SPECIAL BONUS GIVEAWAY

I'm offering an extra giveaway as a thank you for visiting my site, so if you fancy winning the BREAKER swag pictured here, just fill in the rafflecopter below! The pack includes a signed bookplate, brass knuckles pendant and bookmark, and (heart)BREAKER socks!



Thursday, 24 March 2016

Upcoming events - BREAKER launch, giveaways & other cool stuff

Hello!

Some fun shenanigans are afoot - as well as YA Scavenger Hunt (see my last post for deets) I'm busy arranging some fun event-type stuff behind the scenes.

Coming up for definite, I'll be holding a launch event for BREAKER on 15th June at Prestatyn Library+, where the fantastic launch for BLACKFIN SKY was also held. I'm really excited to work with the staff there again to set up an evening of bookish talk and signing. If you'd like to know more/attend the launch for BREAKER, give me a shout on email at katelliswrites@gmail.com

I'm pretty sure I'll be at YALC in London again this year, probably wandering the arena in some kind of non-sweaty cosplay. All being well, there will be samplers of my September release - PURGE - there to pick up for free, and I'll be happy to sign those if you catch me (it's not hard - I'm not a fast runner.)

Some pics from last year's YALC...

Horror panel with Dawn Kurtagich, Darren Shan, Lou Morgan, Will Hill, and Matt Whyman chairing

Agent-Author talk with my wonderful agent, Molly Ker Hawn of The Bent Agency, and me

The Comicon crowd on the floor below
 
Meeting Costa Winner Frances Hardinge (pre-Costa!)
Authors Moira Fowley-Doyle & Dawn Kurtagich
While I'm getting these things and other more tentative stuff sorted out, I'll also be holding a couple of online giveaways in the run up to BREAKER's release on 24th May. Aside from the YA Scavenger Hunt, there will be one pretty cool BREAKER swag pack to win (including my last ARC, *sob*) and some US editions of BLACKFIN SKY up for grabs on Dawn Kurtagich's Youtube channel and on Goodreads. I have some bookplates I'll be signing to send out to those who preorder BREAKER, too. Keep an eye out here if you fancy winning any of those, as I'll be announcing all the details soon.


For now...

Kat out x

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

YA Scavenger Hunt & Giveaways

Hello! A couple of fun things I wanted to mention on the ol' blog...
I am officially a part of the pink team of YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016, which you can enter to win a whole HEAP of books from a bunch of great authors. Yes, including me. I'll be giving away an ARC of my next book, BREAKER, to the lucky scavenger who wins books from my team. I'll also be giving away some cool BREAKER swag to one lucky visitor to my blog, so there's an extra reason to come back, in case you needed one!

It starts at noon PST on 29 March, and there are 9 different teams this time, so loads of chances to win. You should read this announcement post by organiser Colleen Houck for all the details around how to enter.

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I also want to thank everyone who entered my Goodreads giveaway for the first ever signed ARC of BREAKER - it closed this morning after receiving almost 1400 entries! It was won by Kira, who will receive the prize very soon.


I'll do a proper update on all things writing soon, but for now...

Kat out x

Friday, 4 March 2016

February Wrap-Up!

As anticipated, I spent all of February neck-deep in edits for my YA sci-fi novel, PURGE. It has a tentative publication date of early September, and I believe I will get to see a draft cover for it soon - HOORAY! And while I'm hooraying, BREAKER got a fantastic review from Kirkus - check it out here.

As I write this, I'm almost done with this round of edits (PHEW!) and starting to think about what to work on next. But while I'm still thinking, here's a wrap-up of what I got up to in February (besides editing in my rabbit poncho.)

My planned reading was supposed to include MG novels and some YA sci-fi, but I didn't manage to fit in as much as I'd hoped. Here's what I read:



I enjoyed them all, and WINDRUNNER'S DAUGHTER was such a fantastic read I gave a quote for Bryony Pearce to use. I was also sent an ARC of Martin Stewart's RIVERKEEP, which doesn't come out until April, and cannot wait to sit down and devour it after my edits are done. I couldn't resist sneaking a look at the first few pages, and I just know I'm going to love it. (Being an author is pretty awesome sometimes. Okay, most of the time.) You should check out any and all of these books if you haven't already.

The weather was actually pretty phenomenal for February, so I did a lot of walking - even managing to briefly acquire an unfortunate sunglasses tan. It gave me the chance to catch up on audiobooks, though (3/5 of the above were audiobooks), and get some nice scenic pics for my Instagram account.

Speaking of which... I took part in an Instagram challenge created by author Dahlia Adler called #AuthorLifeMonth, showcasing fun author-related stuff each day in February. I usually just post random scenic photos from my adventures or (more often) pictures of my cats and bookshelves, so it made a nice change to have themed photos for each day. Here are some of my pics:






A photo posted by Kat Ellis (@katelliswrites) on

All my social media links are at the top-right of my blog/website, so if you want to follow me on Instagram or anywhere else where I loiter, I'm really not going to object.

Finally, I've been listening to a lot of music while I edit (I can't do that so much when I'm writing a first draft, but I like the background noise for editing). This is my fave tune from this month:



Hope you've had a great month! My next post will be after I've turned in my edits next week - YAY!

Kat out x

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Finding Love in Unlikely Places

It's Valentine's Day, and it seems like these two words will either make you smile or hiss like a snake, from what I've observed. But I don't really do much to celebrate it myself (beyond swapping cards with my husband), even though I'm a fan of the ol' romance stories.

I realised recently that some of my favourite literary romances are those you find in other genres, where the romance isn't the main storyline. With that in mind, I thought I'd share a few!


I will never not feel a little bit weird about this one, but Gemma and Ty in Lucy Christopher's STOLEN, about a young man who kidnaps a teenage girl and holds her captive in the Australian outback - GAH! The FEELS...they are both strong and weird.








Speaking of weird... there's an amazing step-sibling romance in THE ACCIDENT SEASON by Moira Fowley-Doyle. You should pick it up for the wonderful, lyrical writing, and the disturbing (in the best possible way) plot, but trust me - you'll stay for the romance.








Lisa McMann's CRASH (book 1 in her VISIONS series) has a delicious star-crossed lovers romance between Jules and Sawyer, whose families have been feuding since they were little. Add in the psychic visions that provide clues to how nine body bags will end up lying in the snow outside Sawyer's family restaurant, and I was hooked.








I also have some books in my TBR that I've rushed to buy because people were raving over the romance element in them. These are they:

THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkowski

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J Maas

LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI by Melina Marchetta

THESE BROKEN STARS by Aimee Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

REBEL OF THE SANDS by Alwyn Hamilton

Have you read any of these? Any advice for which to read first??

Kat out x

Thursday, 4 February 2016

January Wrap-up

I planned to have a productive month in January, and to be fair, it was. Well, except on the exercise front -- I was a bit of a slacker there. BUT *quickly distracts you from that little tidbit* I wanted to post a quick wrap-up here because some exciting things happened.

First off, I started the month with some excited squealing when ARCs of my next book, BREAKER, arrived in the mail. If you're not familiar with ARCs, these are Advance Reader Copies that the publisher sends out to trade reviewers, book bloggers, etc. to get early reviews for the book, and generally stir up a bit of hype. I call these 'floppy copies' because they're not in the finished, polished format that will end up in bookshops. They are very gorgeous, though, and infinitely huggable.


A photo posted by Kat Ellis (@katelliswrites) on




I also read and gave a promo quote for a book which came out on Feb 2nd. It's a gripping, kickass YA sci-fi set on a partially terraformed Mars, about a girl named Wren who has to break every rule on the planet to try and save her mother's life. It's called WINDRUNNER'S DAUGHTER by Bryony Pearce, and I've been shouting about it all over the internet since finishing it. Basically, it's ace, and you should definitely read it. Click here to check it out on Amazon UK.


Reading-wise, I'm a little behind where I wanted to be, but the books I've read so far this year have been absolute belters. I started with Neal Shusterman's UNWHOLLY (sequel to UNWIND), and am looking forward to reading the final 2 books in the dystology. I also finally listened to the audiobook of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE, read by Stephen Fry. It was just as amazing as I was expecting. Then I listened to the first in the LOCKWOOD & CO series - THE SCREAMING STAIRCASE, and loved it. I immediately bought the sequel, which says a lot. I'm now listening to the audiobook of the first in the SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT series, which I already know I'm going to love because I burst out laughing when listening to it while walking along the seafront, and accidentally scared a dog walker.


As for the writing side of things, last night I finished the first draft of my new manuscript. It took me about 7 weeks to write, and has been the easiest so far (probably jinxing myself by saying that, but eh). I usually take between 3-6 months to draft a new manuscript, so I'm feeling a teensy bit pleased with myself. Of course it still needs lots of work to revise it and polish it up ready for human eyes, but the bones are there, and the revision part -- which tends to be quite methodical and break-down-into-chunksable for me -- can wait until I've let it sit awhile. Not to mention doing the edits for PURGE, which is coming out this Autumn.

I've been finding plenty of new music to listen to lately, and my latest obsessions have a definite Americana vibe. Here are three of my favourite January Jams (that's not a thing, but go with it).





Lastly, looking ahead to February, I'm taking part in an Instagram challenge started by Dahlia Adler called AuthorLifeMonth, where there are writing-related pictures posted each day focusing on different themes. You can check out my pics here if you like.

Also coming up, I've got a couple of posts going live on Author Allsorts this month -- the first is an interview with Bryony Pearce about WINDRUNNER'S DAUGHTER, and the second is a post offering some insight into why I write thrillers. You can watch out for those here.

Hope you've had a fantastic January!

Kat out x