Sunday, 27 April 2014

Spring already?!?!

The very lovely Dawn Kurtagich posted her latest vlog today, following the I Love Spring Book Tag, and gave an awesome shout-out to Blackfin Sky. She also pointed out that there are only two and a half weeks left til it comes out in the UK, so I'm just going to go and freak out in the corner while you watch her fab vlog.


Kat out x

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

ARCs! Interviews! Stuff!

Ok, so just a couple or 3 things to spill...

#1: I'm over on the lovely E M Castellan's blog today answering questions about Blackfin Sky and other cool stuff for her A Writer in the Spotlight series. You should go and read that. Then come back and read the other 2 awesome things I have to tell you.

Go on then. *shoos you away*

#2: I got an exciting package in the post today, all the way from my editor at Running Press Teens in the US.

MY US ARCS ARRIVED!

(That's Advance Reader Copies, if you're wondering.)

This is a Big. Frickin. Deal.

Not least because I'm going to be doing one or two ARC giveaways in the very near future. I'm thinking the first might just happen THIS WEEKEND. I'll make it nice and easy - all you'll need to do to be entered is tweet with the hashtag #BlackfinSky, letting your tweeps know why you want a copy, and I'll pick one person at random to get an ARC. Follow me on twitter @el_kat so you don't miss the times to tweet!

#3: On this side of the pond, there are only 3 WEEKS til Blackfin Sky is released! An awesome trailer is being finalised as we speak, and I'll be sharing that with you all VERY soon. Seriously, you'll want to see it because it is amazing.

*Cue angelsong*

But for now....

Kat out x

Saturday, 12 April 2014

What Happened in Cardiff


Thursday night was my gig alongside Lucy Christopher and Quiet Marauder at Cardiff Children's Literature Festival, which took the form of readings, Q&A with Tom Anderson, and music at Waterstones in the centre of Cardiff. Here are some snaps!

Lucy Christopher reading from The Killing Woods (LOVE)
Me talking about Blackfin Sky (photo courtesy of @wstonecardiff)

Taking questions, chatting and what have you...

Lucy and me signing each other's books!

Simon from Quiet Marauder talks about the inspiration behind the companion songs written for The Killing Woods, and the 111-track album they have coming out soon!
It was a fantastic event, and my first time actually signing Blackfin Sky. Now there are a few inked copies out there in the world...EEP!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Cardiff Children's Lit Fest - with Lucy Christopher and me!

Just a quick reminder to anyone in the Cardiff / South Wales area: you can come and spend an evening with Lucy Christopher - author of Stolen, Flyaway, and The Killing Woods - and ME! This Thursday, 10th April, we'll be talking about our books and reading from them, and the band Quiet Marauder - who wrote companion music to Lucy's latest novel - will be appearing. A FUN EVENING INDEED.

Here's where the tickets live: http://www.cardiff.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=2868,6584,6615&parent_directory_id=2865&id=14867&Language=

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

The books that inspired me to write YA

Today I'm guest posting over at Fiction Fascination, talking about the books and authors that inspired me to write YA. Oh, and there's a giveaway of signed Blackfin Sky swag, too, so you should definitely check that out!

Kat out x