Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Did You Know?

Kathleen O'Neal Gear & K.S. Jones

Two amazing American authors are actually sisters!
Kathleen O'Neal Gear and K.S Jones are both acclaimed writers.
Each has award-winning novels in Historical Fiction though they write in different disciplines.  

Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Kathleen has published over 60+ bestsellers as an individual or co-author with her husband, W. Michael Gear.  Her titles have sold more than 17 million copies and have been translated in at least 29 languages.  And, she shows no signs of slowing.

Kathleen is best known for her Historical Fiction series, North America's Forgotten Past, but she is acclaimed for far more.  A trained historian and archaeologist, this scholar has been recognized twice by the U.S. government, receiving the federal "Special Achievement Award" for her outstanding management of our nation's cultural heritage.  In 2015, Kathleen was given a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from the U.S. Congress and was honored by the State of California, who said, "The contributions of Kathleen O'Neal Gear to the fields of history, archaeology and writing have been invaluable."

Learn more about Kathleen O'Neal Gear in this BLOG SPOTLIGHT.

K.S. Jones

Karen has written a young adult historical novel, SHAWDOW OF THE HAWK, and a middle grade sci-fi/fantasy, BLACK LIGHTNING.  Both of which have received several awards, including 2015 Chaucer Award, 2016 WILLA Literary Award, 2016 RONE Award, and 2015 & 2017 Literary Classics International Book Awards.  In addition, she is also an active member of writing organizations, such as Women's Fiction Writers Association and the Historical Novel Society, to name a few.

Learn more about K.S. Jones in this AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)

Suzanne Collins' New Novel

This title will be released on May 19, 2020.

Suzanne Collins has a new release
that is ready for PRE-ORDER:
The latest book in the HUNGER GAME Series

Ambition will fuel him.
Competition will drive him.

But power has its price.

It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out-charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. 

The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined - every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.