Thursday, October 30, 2014

The stunning conclusion to The Woodlands Series is here today! Save $1 when you order your copy today!

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THE WANTED by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
(Young Adult Mature- Dystopian Romance)
Book 4 in The Woodlands Series
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What would you be willing to sacrifice to get what you Wanted? 

It’s the question facing both Rosa and Joseph as they are pushed and pulled in unimaginable directions. 

It’s the question Superior Grant answered with a resounding, “Anything and everything.” 

The only thing they want is to be back in each other’s arms. But what will it cost them to get there? 

Separated after a failed mission, they are caught in dual hells. Joseph, sinking as he struggles to face what he did to escape and who he had to leave behind. Rosa, straddling the divide between fighting the evil, calculating Superior Grant and trying her best to stay alive. 

When what they Wanted seems unreachable, can they find the strength—the will—to keep trying? To keep fighting? And find their way back to each other and to Orry?

The Wanted is the stunning conclusion of The Woodlands Series. 




The Woodlands Series by Lauren Nicolle Taylor





THE WOODLANDS by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
(Young Adult Mature- Dystopian Romance)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing

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Rosa never thought she’d make it to sixteen...

When being unique puts you in danger and speaking your mind can be punishable by death, you might find yourself fighting to survive. Rosa lives in The Woodlands, one of eight enclosed cities where the lone survivors of a devastating war have been gathered. In these circular cities everyone must abide by the law or face harsh punishment. Rosa's inability to conform and obey the rules brands her a leper and no one wants to be within two feet of her, until she meets Joseph. He's blonde, fair skinned, blue eyed and the laid back, ever-grinning, complete opposite of Rosa. She's never met anyone quite like him, and she knows that spells danger.

But differences weren't always a bad thing. People used to think being unique was one of the most treasured of traits to have. That was before the bitter race war decimated most of the planet, leaving the Russian wilderness as the only scrap of land habitable for survivors. Now, the Superiors, who ruthlessly control the concrete cities with an iron fist, are obsessed with creating a 'raceless' race. They are convinced this is the only way to avoid another war. Any anomalies must be destroyed.


The Superiors are unstoppable and can do anything they want, after all, they are considered super heroes by the general public. But not everyone see's them this way. When they continue to abuse their power by collecting young girls for use in their secret, high-tech breeding program, they have no idea that one of those girls has somehow managed to make friends even she didn't know she had. And one man will stop at nothing to save her.




THE WALL by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
(Young Adult Mature- Dystopian Romance)
Book 2 in The Woodlands Series





Joseph, wake up, wake up, wake up.

She says it over and over. It’s her plea, her prayer, her mantra. But life doesn’t stop while he’s sleeping. Rosa’s been thrown into a new world, with new rules, and a philosophy that sounds too good to be true. She’s also sure they didn’t rescue her out of the goodness of their hearts.

The Survivors must want something from them… but what?

The Wall finds Rosa eagerly entering a new life, yet struggling to keep the demons and ghosts of the past from dragging her backwards.

She’s left so many people behind and isn’t sure how to start over.

There’s freedom in the Survivors’ world, more than she’d ever dreamed of, but there’s also secrets. The darkest of which pulls Rosa headfirst into a trauma, forcing her to reevaluate her past and pushing her to make a choice that may destroy the tenuous, sewn-together family she’s built on the outside.

Will Rosa make the right choice… or will she lose everything she has fought so hard for?





THE WOUNDED by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
(Young Adult Mature- Dystopian Romance)
Book 3 in The Woodlands Series



You think you’re in control, that you have your hands on the reins. But I’m starting to think either someone else is driving or the reins are attached to nothing. Just flapping and snapping in the breeze. What could be simple, never is.

Rosa doesn’t want to get used to being separated from Joseph, from Orry. But now she must battle her way back to her family, her future, at the same time struggling to come to terms with her father’s past, his secrets and what he means to her now.

With her best friend Rash by her side she feels blessed and cursed. He is her saving grace but will Joseph accept him, and will he forgive her for leaving? More importantly will she manage to return to him? Rosa must pull these threads together. Hold herself in as she hacks her way back to The Wall with the aid of new companions but not the one person she’d planned on saving.

Finding her way back is only the beginning. The biggest changes, the shocking outcomes are waiting. Hovering over the town like a menacing vapour.

The Wounded have waited, nursed, and been dormant for too long and now they’re coming, dragging the ghosts of their lost ones behind them.





THE WILLFUL by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
(Young Adult Mature- Dystopian Romance)
A Woodland Series Novella






When a heart is in pieces, can it still be broken? 

Quiet, contemplative Esther is in love. It’s an all-encompassing love that sweeps her off her feet but also leaves her dangling with nothing to hold onto. It’s thrilling, unlike anything she’s ever felt before, and she gives her whole heart to this marriage, to this willful, passionate man. 

Things change when she becomes a mother. It’s not just the two of them anymore, and as Esther gives a large piece of her heart to her daughter, Rosa, she starts to realize that maybe love shouldn’t be this hard. That she shouldn’t have to give up her whole self to be with him. That now that she’s a mother, she can’t. 

Set in the years leading up to The Woodlands, The Willful follows Esther, Rosa’s mother, as she navigates young motherhood, a marriage on the brink, and the hard decisions that come with living in a controlled world with an uncontrollable man.

About Lauren Nicolle Taylor


Lauren Nicolle Taylor is a 33-year-old mother living in the tiny, lush town of Bridgewater on the other side of the world in Australia. She married her high school sweetheart and has three very boisterous and individual children. She earned a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences with Honours in Obstetrics and Gynecology and majored in Psychology while minoring in Contemporary Australian Writing.

After a disastrous attempt to build her dream house that left her family homeless, She found herself inexplicably drawn to the computer. She started writing, not really knowing where it may lead but ended up, eight weeks later, with the rough draft of The Woodlands.

In 2013, Lauren Nicolle Taylor accepted a publishing contract with Clean Teen Publishing. Her first published novel, The Woodlands, was released on August 30, 2013 and followed shortly by The Wall and The Wounded. The Wanted—the stunning conclusion to the series— is scheduled for release in October of 2014. 


Where to find Lauren: Blog / Facebook / Twitter

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A mother and daughter open up about bullying. (A true story by Holly Kelly and her daughter, Alyssa.)

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER OPEN UP ABOUT BULLYING

(A true story by Holly Kelly and her daughter, Alyssa.) 



I was given the opportunity by my publisher to write an article about bullies. Personally, I’ve never been bullied. But I would take being bullied over the experience I have had. I had to find out that my sweet little eight-year-old daughter had been bullied mercilessly throughout the third grade. I was shocked. My daughter was a sweet, cute little girl who made friends easily. I couldn’t fathom kids treating her so cruelly. Looking back, I should have seen the signs. She had enjoyed going to school up until that third grade year. Suddenly she hated school. She would often fake illnesses to get out of going. I thought she was just having a hard time adjusting to a new school. But I would learn it was so much more, and my heart aches that I wasn’t there to protect her.

My daughter has gone through a lot of turmoil and depression because of what happened. She has found what helps the most, is helping others who are being picked on, and talking to people about her experience to teach them about bullying. So instead of me writing her story, I asked if she wanted to tell it herself. She agreed, and immediately sat down and wrote down her story. And here it is in her own words:

I remember my first day of third grade. It was really sunny and all around a perfect day. Well that was until I walked into class. And soon as Chris saw me he must have thought I was an easy target to bully. The first thing he did was spread nasty rumors about me. All the new friends I’d made, suddenly turned their backs on me, even the kids I didn’t know, disliked me. I remember the day I sat down next to my “friends” at lunch. Chris said, “Ugh, its Alyssa.” The entire table looked at me. He got up and everyone else followed and left me alone. It made me feel like I had done something wrong or there was something wrong with me. After this, I must have become a target, because it seemed everyone was mean to me from then on.

The bullying started off bad, but it got worse and worse as the year went on. I always got picked last for teams and no one would play with me at recess. I was really lonely. Every day I would sit in the corner of the foot ball field during recess and hope no one would notice me. One day I got tired of being alone and decided to go play on the play ground. Perhaps I could make just one friend. That was a huge mistake. I climbed to the top of the play ground and was waiting for my turn to go down the slide. That was when a sixth grader walked up to me, looked me right in the eyes, and pushed me off the top of the play ground. I fell six feet on to wood chips. I got the wind knocked out of me, I’m lucky I didn’t break my arm.

After a few weeks of the same thing every day, I didn’t think things could get any worse. But again, I was wrong. I was in the halls with my text books in my arms and some kids knocked all the books out of my hands then pushed me to the ground. Another time some kids picked me up and threw me against a wall. It seemed everyday someone hit me or pushed me. One of the worst times, two sixth graders picked me up threw me against the wall, spit on me, then kicked, and punched me until a teacher stopped them.

The worse thing Chris did is he and two other kids pinned me down and squirted antibacterial lotion in my eye. Little did he know that what he did would affect me for the rest of my life. I’m now legally blind in my left eye. It was because of this, my mom found out. I would have told her sooner, but Chris told me if I told anyone, they would make my life worse than it already was. I believed him. There was only a couple of days until the school year ended so there wasn’t much my mom could do, but she did inform the principle. He didn’t care. He didn’t believe me. He didn’t do anything to help. My mom pulled me out of the school and took me to another school for the rest of my elementary school years.

It’s five years later, and I’ve learned there really isn’t anything wrong with me. I haven’t been bullied since. My mom put me in karate, and has told me to tell her if anyone bullies me again. She said she would take care of it, and I didn’t need to be afraid of what they’d do.

One thing that’s funny, is when I started junior high, Chris started school there too. I grew a lot taller since third grade, and he didn’t grow much. I was about a foot taller than him. Well, he tried to bully me again, and pushed me. I pushed him back, harder, and he slammed into a locker. He’s never bothered me again.  ~Alyssa

Yes, it’s me again and I have to say, it’s really painful to know what my daughter was going through. It’s taken her a long time to come to terms with her experiences during her third grade year. She’s struggled with depression, anger, and has had difficulty making friends. After this happened, she was so afraid of being bullied again, she would put a wall up and lash out at anyone who tried to tear it down. One really good friend, many long talks, and a lot of self reflection have helped her come to terms with it. And she’s sad to see that some of the things she did to protect herself in the year or two after third grade were similar to what her bullies did. She was not always nice to everyone. She said she felt if people were afraid of her, they wouldn’t want to mess with her or bully her. 

She’s since realized what she did and now she makes a point to be nice to everyone. One thing that’s come of this that makes me proud of her is the fact that she never ignores when another person is being victimized. She actively defends those being bullied—even if they are much bigger than her. In fact, near the beginning of her seventh grade year, I was informed that she stepped between a nearly six-foot-tall ninth grader and a girl he was making fun of. She told him if he didn’t stop, he’d have to deal with her. He was so dumbfounded, he didn’t say a word, but simply left. I put her in karate the next day.

Having had this experience, I have several points of advice to give. First, listen to your children. Watch their behavior. If you see abrupt changes, don’t just pass it off as a phase they’re going through. Be involved. Ask questions, and above all, let your children know if they are being bullied or picked on, that it’s safe to tell you. And if your child tells you they are being bullied. Believe them, AND do something about it. It is our sacred duty as parents to make sure our children are safe. And that leads into my next admonition, if you see a child suffering under the striking hand of a bully, step in. And then let the parents know. My daughter said any number of teachers saw what was going on at different times in different instances. They would step in and tell the offending child to stop. But they did not let me know about it! If I had been told, I could have stopped it sooner. Then perhaps my daughter wouldn’t have suffered permanent damage to her precious eyesight. 

I’m so saddened at what happened and I have many regrets, but I can also say that I’m so proud of my daughter. She has not only risen above her experiences, she’d come out a better, stronger young woman because of it. And I’m continuously impressed by her strength of character. Her bully experience has not only been a learning experience for her, but for me, and all those she’s told her story to. She is an example to us all. 

(The name of my daughter’s bully has been changed to protect his identity.)


ABOUT HOLLY KELLY:


Holly Kelly is a mom who writes books in her spare time: translation--She hides in the bathroom with her laptop and locks the door while the kids destroy the house and smear peanut butter on the walls.


Holly was born in Utah but lived in Salina, Kansas until she was 13 and in Garland, Texas until she was 18. She's now back in Utah--"happy valley". Holly is married to her wonderful husband, James, and the two of them are currently raising 6 rambunctious children. Her interests are reading, writing (or course), martial arts, visual arts, and spending time with family.

Holly Kelly's first published book is: Rising. Rising was published by Clean Teen Publishing on September 6, 2013.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Fans of the Percy Jackson Series will love the Angus MacBain Series! NEW RELEASE TODAY! ON SALE!

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Angus MacBain and the Agate Eyeglass 
by Angela J. Townsend



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Series: The Angus MacBain Series (Book #2)
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Genre: Young Adult Adventure
CTP Content Rating: YAe


When Angus MacBain finds that a Sea Hag has cast a deadly spell on Vanora’s father, he must once again set aside his life in the outside world to plunge into danger to save his friend’s father. But when he seeks out Fane, advisor to the MacBain Kings, Angus discovers that Vanora’s father is not the only one in dire peril. Now with two souls in mortal danger, Angus and Vanora must face the unknown challenges of Fingal’s Cave alone this time—without the aid of his trusted advisor. But what new and dreadful dangers lurk in the Hall of Kings? Armed with only the ancient weapon of the MacBain Kings, the heirloom amber eyeglass, Angus is about to find out.




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Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings

by Angela J. Townsend


Angus MacBain is unaware that his ancestral roots hail from an ancient sect of Scottish kings. When his dying grandfather gives him a dragon pendant, thirteen-year-old Angus learns of a legacy that will take him across an ocean to the island of Iona and thrust him into a heritage he did not know he had. He soon discovers that his mother, whom he had believed dead, is really a seal fairy, in hiding from a dangerous enemy. To save her, Angus must undergo a perilous journey of destiny and power to battle an evil Dacian knight and those who serve him. With only his family shield and the advice of a wizened vampire hunter to protect him, Angus must navigate dangerous terrain and dark enemies, in a land where the past and the present mingle, and sleeping kings wake.





About Angela J. Townsend:


Angela Townsend was born in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Missoula, Montana. As a child, Angela grew up listening to stories told by her grandparents, ancient tales and legends of faraway places. Influenced by her Irish and Scottish heritage, Angela became an avid research historian, specializing in Celtic mythology. Her gift for storytelling finally led her to a full time career in historical research and writing. A writer in local community circulations, Angela is also a published genealogical and historical resource writer who has taught numerous research seminars. Currently, Angela divides her time between writing, playing Celtic music on her fiddle, and Irish dancing. 



Angela's first novel, Amarok, was published through Spencer Hill Press in 2012. Her newest novel, Angus MacBain and The Island of Sleeping Kings, was signed for publication with Clean Teen Publishing in 2013. 


Angela resides on a ranch, in rural Northwestern Montana, with her two children Levi and Grant.




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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bullying: My Story by Michelle K. Pickett (Author of Unspeakable.)

Bullying: My story

By Michelle K. Pickett

I’ve never told my story before. Not even to my parents. So forgive me if I ramble. Telling it now has brought a jumble of emotions bubbling up in my brain.

Some people say bullying is part of growing up. Kids need to learn to deal with it. That it helps them grow stronger as individuals, better adults. 

These people have never been bullied.

A bully breaks you. I was bullied in middle school—7th and 8th grades. I was scrawny, wore glasses, wore an experimental mouth brace that made my bottom lip stick out like I had a plate in my lip like some tribes in Africa—this was along with my regular braces, and I always wore second hand clothes, usually out of style by a year or two.

Add to this, my self-esteem. It was at an all-time low. People who knew me wouldn’t have thought that to be true. I put on a “strong, I’ve got it under control” front. I didn’t have anything under control. My father was an abusive alcoholic and my mother was in a deep depression, there physically, but not emotionally. I was it. An only child, I took care of my parents. I seemed strong and pulled together, but I was a house of cards waiting for the slightest breeze to blow me over. 

That breeze was a gust of wind in the form of a bully. We’ll call him “J” for privacy’s sake. He knew all the right buttons to push to tear me down, and he used them. Over and over and over again. From my weird braces, to my over-sized glasses and out of style clothing. Even lewd comments and sexual innuendos that eventually turned into inappropriate touching and finally groping personal areas of my body. 

I’ve never told anyone this. It made me feel dirty and disgusted with myself—like I had done something wrong. I’d done something to encourage J to feel as though he had a right to treat me that way. I was too embarrassed to go to a counselor and I didn’t want to burden my parents, they weren’t in a place they could help. So, I dealt with it. All through middle school. Two very long years. 

I hid in the bathroom during lunch. I made sure I stayed in hallways that were busy and full of other kids so J couldn’t get me alone. But, no matter what I did, he found a way to hurt me. Trip me in the crowded hall. Shout out embarrassing names, sometimes dirty, filthy names that always sent me to the bathroom in tears. That, of course, gave him more ammunition. He NEVER stopped. And I didn’t know why. I still don’t know why he picked me instead of someone else.

There were four middle schools in my school district, and when I transferred to High School, they combined, giving J fresh targets. He finally moved on, leaving me in peace. 

But the memories and scars of my middle school years still follow me today. Somewhat healed and soothed now that I’m in a healthy, loving relationship with a man that would never treat me, or another human, the way I was treated by J. But the memories are still in a dark corner of my brain, dusty and covered in cobwebs they make an appearance every so often. J’s face appears in my dreams nightmares occasionally. I see him on school friends’ Facebook pages. I try to block him out. I’m getting better and better at it.

So that’s my story. Maybe what I went through did make me a better person. I don’t know. But I do know there are far better ways to learn how to be a good person than being treated like you are worthless.

It wasn’t as hard to tell everything as I thought it’d be. So. Why am I opening up about my years of being bullied now, when I’ve stayed silent for so long? Because it’s time. My silence is almost like telling bullies it’s okay to do what they do. By not speaking up and shouting, “NO!” It’s almost like I’m telling them, “Yes.” 

And I am not going to give bullies permission to continue hurting other children.

So I’m telling my story in case one middle school or high school student should read it. I want them to know, there is life on the other side. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.” That bully may make you feel broken and crush your spirit, but only if you let them. Don’t. Let. Them.

I know that is easy to say and hard to do. So find someone you can talk to. A friend, parent, therapist (yes, I’m in therapy), school counselor, youth pastor… someone you are comfortable with and trust. 

If you are afraid to tell the school counselor or principal the bully’s name, then tell them when and where the bullying usually occurs so they can just “happen” to walk by during that time. There are ways people can help. But it has to start with you. Take the first step. You are the strong one. Yes, read that again. YOU are the strong one. Take control, take the first step, and stomp out bullying.

You can do it. You deserve to do it. Because you are worthy. You are special. You are Awesome.

And when you stand up and take that step to stomp out bullying, you’ll be someone’s rockstar. Because right now, someone else is going through the same thing you are. A year from now, there’ll be another kid. And if you have a younger brother or sister, it could be them when they are your age.

So help stop bullying now. I wish I’d had the courage to stand up to J. I wonder if things would be different if I had.

ABOUT MICHELLE K. PICKETT:

Michelle is the bestselling author of the young adult novel “PODs.” She was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but now lives in a sleepy suburb outside Houston with her extremely supportive husband, three school-aged children, a 125 pound “lap dog,” and a very snooty cat.

Red Bull or Monster Khaos are her coffee of choice, and she can’t write without peanut butter M&Ms and a hoodie. A hopeful romantic; she loves a swoon-worthy ending that will give her butterflies for days. She writes across genres in the young adult and new adult age groups. She loves to hear from her readers.​

Michelle signed her new young adult contemporary novel— Unspeakable, with Clean Teen Publishing in 2014. 


Keep up-to-date on her current and future projects at www.michelle-pickett.com.


 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

NEW RELEASE: A Place Halfway by K.C. Finn (Save $1 today only!)

NEW RELEASE TODAY: A Place Halfway by K.C. Finn

We are excited to share this brand-new release of A Place Halfway by K.C. Finn! Read below to find out more about A Place Halfway and make sure to get your copy today before the price goes back up to $4.99! Currently on sale for $3.99. 



A struggling psychic girl steps out into the big, wide world amidst the murky depths of racial segregation in England, 1961.

As a teenage psychic, Josephine Fontaine knows what it’s like to be different. At Peregrine Place, a school full of youngsters with gifts just like hers, sixteen-year-old Josie is growing tired of her life and looking for excitement beyond the grand manor house’s walls. When an opportunity arises to work in a local music bar, she jumps at the chance, learning to balance her new job with the pressures of studying the ways of the Synsk.

There she meets the charming Tommy Asher, a fellow psychic with a talent for music, and Jake Bolton, a handsome, surly stranger with coffee-coloured skin. Throw in the return of her old crush Dai Bickerstaff, and Josie finds herself embroiled in a drama much bigger than she could have imagined, especially when certain parties take issue to her developing a friendship with a boy who isn’t white-skinned. When a mysterious record mogul offers Josie help to improve her psychic gifts, her world turns totally upside down, and she begins to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her family, and even herself.

Coming of age was never so intense as it will be for Josie in the winter of 1961.

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A girl with a telepathic gift finds a boy clinging to his last hope during the war-torn climate of Europe, 1940.


At fifteen, Kit Cavendish is one the oldest evacuees to escape London at the start of the Second World War due to a long term illness that sees her stuck in a wheelchair most of the time. But Kit has an extraordinary psychic power: she can put herself into the minds of others, see through their eyes, feel their emotions, even talk to them – though she dares not speak out for fear of her secret ability being exposed.



As Kit settles into her new life in the North Wales village of Bryn Eira Bach, solitude and curiosity encourage her to gain better control of her gift. Until one day her search for information on the developing war leads her to the mind of Henri, a seventeen-year-old Norwegian boy witnessing the German occupation of his beloved city, Oslo. As Henri discovers more about the English girl occupying his mind, the psychic and emotional bonds between them strengthen and Kit guides him through an oppressive and dangerous time. 



There are secrets to be uncovered, both at home and abroad, and it’s up to Kit and Henri to come together and fight their own battles in the depths of the world’s greatest war.


Leighton's Summer by K.C. Finn

A teenage boy with something to prove gets caught up in a web of crime and deceit in England, 1945.

In the weeks leading up to his sixteenth birthday, gifted psychic Leighton Cavendish finds himself suddenly packed off to Blackpool, a glittering teenage paradise filled with plenty of opportunities for amusement—and trouble—to ensue. With only a preoccupied grandmother to keep an eye on him, Leighton’s desperation for adventure leads him out into a world of holidaymakers, candy and carnival rides—the ideal place to spend six weeks away from home.

But Leighton’s psychic visions are encroaching on his fun, trying to warn him of the danger that lurks beyond the shimmering lights of the Golden Mile. Who are the mysterious thieves Leighton sees in his head and what do they want with the children they seek? A girl called Faye holds the answer, but she has enough problems of her own. 

Amid the climate of a tourist town recovering from the impact of the Second World War, two lost teenagers will discover a shocking truth about human greed and together they will try to fight against it. For Leighton and Faye this will be a summer to remember—a summer filled with challenges that must be overcome.

A summer that turns a boy into a man. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Born in South Wales to Raymond and Jennifer Finn, Kimberley Charlotte Elisabeth Finn (known to readers as K.C., otherwise it'd be too much of a mouthful) was one of those corny little kids who always wanted to be a writer. She was also incredibly stubborn, and so has finally achieved that dream in 2013 with the release of her first three novellas in the four-part Caecilius Rex saga, the time travel adventure The Secret Star and her new urban fantasy epic The Book Of Shade.



As a sufferer with the medical condition M.E./C.F.S., Kim works part time as a private tutor and a teacher of creative writing, devoting the remainder of her time to writing novels and studying for an MA in Education and Linguistics.



K.C. Finn signed with Clean Teen Publishing in late 2013. Her books The Mind's Eye and Leighton's Summer were released in early 2014.




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