Thursday, 22 July 2021

Preorder goodies!

To any of you who have already preordered my new book: thank you so, so much. It means the world that you want to read it, and preordering makes a huge difference (it lets my publishers know you’re keen to see more books from me, for starters!) If you have or are going to preorder, I have some book swag that I will gladly send you as a thank you.

There are 2 sets to go with the 2 different editions, and each includes a signed bookplate, Dead-Eyed Sadie sticker, and a postcard. If you’d like to claim a set, simply email your proof of purchase to and let me know in the subject line if you’d like the Burden Falls swag or the Wicked Little Deeds swag, and of course include in the email the address you’d like me to send it to 😊

This offer will run until the day before it comes out — so until 4 August for Wicked Little Deeds, or 23 August for Burden Falls, unless I run out of swag before then (highly unlikely, because I ordered a lot).


Monday, 5 July 2021

Wicked Little Deeds comes out in one month!

Eek! It's now just one month until Wicked Little Deeds hits shelves in the UK (a couple of weeks longer until its US counterpart, Burden Falls, releases on 24 August). 

If you preorder, keep your receipts because I will be offering some cool swag to those who do  -- there are some handy buy links over on the right. 

Monday, 24 May 2021

Wicked Little Deeds cover reveal!

 I'm so excited to share the gorgeous cover for Wicked Little Deeds (the book known as Burden Falls in the US) -- isn't she pretty??

Thanks so much to the designers at Puffin for another amazing cover! Can't wait to hold a finished copy in my hands.

Kat x

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Burden Falls cover reveal

Greetings from my writing desk :)

Just hopping on here to shout about the amazing cover reveal for Burden Falls my US publisher shared yesterday. And it wasn't just the cover, either -- they shared a sneaky snippet from the book!

Check out the full thing here

Since that was released, I've had a few people ask me about ARCs and how to get one. I think they'll be coming in a month or so, and as soon as I have a spare I'll run a giveaway through my newsletter (which is always the best place to stay up to date on my book stuff!) If you haven't signed up yet, click the subscribe button at the top of this page. You can also read my most recent newsletter here for a taste of what you're in for. 

Just a reminder: Burden Falls is the US title for Wicked Little Deeds, but they both have the same innards that I hope you'll all love. 

Oh, and it would also be lovely if you added Burden Falls/Wicked Little Deeds to your Goodreads TBR, which you can do right here.

That's all for now!

Kat x

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

March newsletter & World Book Day

 Happy spring-is-almost-here!

My latest newsletter has just gone out -- it includes a fab new author interview with author Vincent Ralph, and what I'll be up to this World Book Day. Check it out and subscribe here. 

Thursday, 11 February 2021

A huge Harrow Lake giveaway!

Heads up: there's a giveaway in my February newsletter where I'm offering 5 signed copies of Harrow Lake to UK subscribers - catch up here. 

Harrow Lake's UK cover, yellow with orange text and Mister Jitters puppet

This issue also includes an interview with wonderful author Sera Milano, whose YA thriller This Can Never Not Be Real comes out in April, so don't miss that!

Kat x

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Happy 2021

Happy new year! Hope you all had a great time celebrating (safely and at home). 

Just a quick note to say that my January newsletter has just gone out, so if you missed that, you can catch up and subscribe here

I'll leave you with this picture of my delightful new mug, which was a Christmas present from my sister, Amy. I hope you all had such delights in your stockings.

Friday, 4 December 2020

December newsletter

Hello! Just a quick note to say that my December newsletter has gone out, so if you've missed it and want to catch up, you can do that here

Aside from that, happy holidays if you celebrate this time of year, and I hope the rest of 2020 and 2021 brings nothing but good things to us all. 

Kat x

Thursday, 5 November 2020


Happy November!

I've joined over 200 authors for the #SignForOurBookshops campaign, where I'm offering to send a signed/personalised bookplate to anyone who buys a copy of ANY of my books from a bricks-and-mortar bookshop by 2nd December. To claim your bookplate, all you have to do is email your proof of purchase and mailing address (with details of any personalisation you'd like on the bookplate) to katelliswrites [at] gmail [dot] com

UK only, and there are 50 available.

On a complete tangent, I just sent out my November newsletter, so if you missed that and want to catch up, click here. You can subscribe using the handy button at the top right of this blog if you'd like to make sure you don't miss out in future :-)

For now...

Kat out x

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Creepy Tales Podcast with Melissa de la Cruz and Nina LaCour

Penguin Teen are running a podcast series called Creepy Tales, and each episode features 3 authors who take on the challenge of writing a spooky short story based on a prompt. The first author writes the first 500 words, second author follows on with 500, then the third author finishes off -- and only the final author gets to see the whole thing before recording the podcast!

For my episode with Melissa de la Cruz and Nina LaCour, our prompt was 'The Snake', with Melissa taking the first section, then me, then Nina. Want to hear the story read by all three of us? 

Listen to The Snake