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I have a new website!

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I've got lots of news to share and many things to say, but I'm also short on time, so I'll just share one important bit of information here: I HAVE A NEW WEBSITE. That is, a proper, real website and a proper real domain name - look at me, all grown up! My dear friend Tracy ( https://trufflereads.com/ ) has put it all together for me, and frankly she's been the driving force behind this from the start. I'm forever grateful and I feel very proud and privileged to have friends like Tracy. You should totally check out her  design services .  You can find my new website over here:  katyadebecerra.com  Important bit is that I'll no longer be updating events and news on this blog. You'll need to visit my sparklin' new website for that information from now on (and of course, I regularly post updates across my social media channels as well!) You can also sign up for a newsletter - link on the bottom of my site's front page. Hope you've all been well! Chee

Kristina Pérez: interview to celebrate the release of BRIGHT RAVEN SKIES

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I'm so excited today to wish a Happy Book Birthday to my fellow Electric18s debut, Kristina Pérez! And it's not just any book birthday - it's the third, and final, book in Kristina's beautiful and romantic trilogy that started with the release of SWEET BLACK WAVES in 2018!  I first interviewed Kristina two years ago for my essay on bilingualism and creativity for YA Interrobang (which you can read here ), but as I only got to use a short quote from Kristina that time, I wanted to publish my interview with her - and what would be the better moment to do so to help Kristina celebrate her latest release! So, please make yourself comfy, get a cuppa, and scroll down for an interview with Kristina Pérez! Please find more info about Kristina's books, including buy-links here . BRIGHT WAVES SKIES is the thrilling conclusion to the lush and heart-wrenching romantic fantasy trilogy about ancient magic, warring families, and star-crossed lovers by Kristina Pérez. To save the

Interview with A.J. Vrana, author of THE HOLLOW GODS

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I'm so excited to welcome A.J. Vrana to my blog today! I've read A.J.'s debut The Hollow Gods a while back now and loved it so much that I blurbed it! Here's what I thought: This dazzling debut pulls you in with its compelling characters and horrifying mystery and keeps you in its thrall until the final page. The writing sizzles with menace, and the dark mythology A. J. Vrana weaves from dreams and nightmares is unlike any I've ever encountered, in and out of books. A perfect story for contemporary fantasy readers who love their narratives razor-sharp and their secrets dark and deadly. What's the book about? Black Hollow is a town with a dark secret. For centuries, residents have foretold the return of the Dreamwalker—an ominous figure from local folklore said to lure young women into the woods and possess them. Yet the boundary between fact and fable is blurred by a troubling statistic: occasionally, women do go missing. And after they return, they a

I wanted to hype my favourite books of 2019 but instead I wrote this weird post about life

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So my "traditional" yearly post in which I discuss my reading adventures and highlight those books that made the biggest impression on me is looooong overdue. No one's to blame but myself, I guess. Given how 2020 is unfolding, I'm having trouble focusing on stuff. I try to do one important thing per day that's my university work related and one thing a day that has to do with my writing career. By the way, my big writing related "thing" yesterday was this wonderful digital launch of OASIS which was organised by the wonderful humans of Oz Authors Online (check out their digital events schedule and join in). You can watch the recording of the live event now: But I diverge:) So, I'm procrastinating writing this "my 2019 year in reading" post... But the truth is, my 2020 has been to a great start actually, and as I think back to the versions of myself which exist in the spacetime continuum of January, February or even early March o

Oasis is OUT NOW!

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Updates time! It was an incredible (as well as a nerve-wracking) experience launching Oasis in the US. So many people to thank and to acknowledge - love you all, my readers, booksellers, bloggers, reviewers, fellow authors; and of course my agent (past and present) and my publisher. Here's a little re-cap of my January adventures so far... What I was up to this year/month so far? I launched Oasis in Books of Wonder in New York! Sara Faring was my special in-conversation guest star! She had the BEST questions prepared! We chatted and giggled and chatted some more! I think we covered EVERYTHING, from Russian cults to the most obscure Easter eggs in my books (Lady in the Radiator, anyone? ANYONE? Hey, Derek Milman guessed that one, so there's at least ONE person out there who gets my David Lynch references - thank you, Derek! <3) Here are some photos from my NYC launch (I don't seem to have a lot of photos on my phone! 😭 I need to do a better search and locate

OASIS pre-order campaign announced

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Hello, hello, hello!!!  I'll get straight to the point 😎 Oasis pre-order campaign is now LIVE.  I repeat, this is not a drill.  Oasis pre-order campaign is HERE! To say a BIG THANK-YOU to my wonderful readers for pre-ordering Oasis, I would like to give you the following goodies as a gift.  EVERY pre-order of Oasis will receive the following:  1. Oasis themed art print (front design by Irina Ivanova) 2. Query critique by me!  This has proven very popular in my previous pre-order experience, so I'd like to offer this again! This is completely optional, of course. If you'd like me to give you free critique of your query (up to 500 words), please send the query my way when you enter this campaign (scroll down for details on How to Enter ). Top Prize ONE randomly chosen person who enters this pre-order campaign will ALSO receive:  1. Signed and personalized US hardcover edition of my debut, What The Woods Keep 2.  Illusion-making crystal p

OASIS exclusive excerpt - sneak peek at The Nerd Daily

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I'm so excited to announce that you can now have your first look at Oasis - its exclusive excerpt was revealed this week over at The Nerd Daily. I'm beyond thrilled to see one of my absolute favorite entertainment sites host this reveal for my novel. Here's the snippet of the announcement on Twitter: You can now read this excerpt which I've personally selected for this purpose here: https://www.thenerddaily.com/oasis-katya-de-becerra-excerpt/ Like what you see? Don't forget to add this book on Goodreads . Or why not pre-order now , so you can receive it as soon as it's released AND support its author 😉(After all, pre-orders show to publishers that there's lots of interest in a particular book and that means the author's chances of ever publishing another book grow!)