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23 Responses

  1. Lisa

    I bought the prequel book but I’m afraid to read it because I just finished book 3 and now I see there will be more books in the series. Will reading the prequel ruin the rest of the series for me because I will know too much? Thanks and I LOVE this series! I couldn’t put them down!

    • Kate

      Nope! Go ahead and read it! 🙂 I published it after Book Three, intending it to be read in that order. There are lots of spoilers in the prequel for Book One-Three, but not so much for the rest of the series. As we move on to Book Four, you’ll know some things that Eden doesn’t know, but again, that was intentional.

      Glad you’re enjoying the series! Have fun with the prequel. It was my favorite book to write so far. 🙂

  2. Katina

    Great series-It is very vivid and probably a bit more realistic on certain aspects of a post apocalyptic, dystopian world than some other series. It is a bit Hunger Games, a bit Mad Max, and a bit Divergent (among others) while still its own unique world. It sucks you in.
    Eden is really in her own head a lot. I think she is an introvert. Throughout the series, she ruminates a lot on herself, emotions, others behavior and intentions, and just everything. She likes to keep to herself at times and needs time to think but she is completely devoted to those she cares about and would do anything for them…even sacrifice herself.
    Finishing up the prequel and looking forward to book 4.

    • Kate

      Thanks, Katina! I’m working away on Book Four!

      I think you’re right about Eden. Funny thing is, I took the MBTI personality test not long ago, on a whim, and found out I’m an INFP. After reading/thinking about it, I had to wonder if Eden isn’t an INFP as well! Maybe I put more of myself into her than I knew.

      Here’s a link to a basic INFP description:

  3. Kate

    *This is a manual addition of a comment that got deleted when I had to do a site restore.

    On 9/28/2015 Devon wrote:

    I love these books! I can’t wait for the 4th one! I couldn’t put them down…

  4. TE Mark

    Hello Kate, Super website! As soon as I finish my current novel, I will revist your site and possibly dive into book one! TEMark

    • Kate Wrath

      Hi, TE! Thanks for checking out the site. I looked at yours as well and I was impressed with all the effort you must put into those posts. Great content! A great idea, too. I’ve never seen anyone do that kind of thing before.

      I’ll check out your books as well. I’ve already downloaded a sample as a place holder.

  5. Scott Dyson

    I was fortunate enough to happen upon your first book during its free period (yesterday–it was an also-viewed for my own short story which was free last weekend) and on a whim I started reading it last night. It grabbed me immediately. I’m impressed with the language, the storytelling, the characters, the level of writing. You have a(nother) new fan!

    • Kate Wrath

      Thanks, Scott! I love meeting my fellow authors. 🙂 It’s always such a compliment that someone who works in the craft of storytelling likes my work.

        • Kate Wrath

          Wow! I really enjoyed reading your review. Thanks a lot, Scott. I’m sure, as a fellow author, you really understand how reviews help. 🙂

  6. Alicia Berry

    Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou so much for thinking up this beautiful, twisted, insanely complicated, amazing story. Your writing just flows so perfectly you feel like you’re watching a movie instead of reading, and before you know it, it’s 5am and you’ve finished an entire book in one night! I started reading this series a week ago and I desperately need book 4! Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us. Btw, I loved Matt’s character hopefully we see him again soon!

    • Kate Wrath

      Whenever my readers tell me I’m keeping them up at nights I always experience this conglomerate rush of guilt and satisfaction. :p Thanks so much for the lovely compliments!

      I’m expecting to have Elegy out near the end of the month. My beta readers have it right now. I’ve given them until the 16th to get back to me. After that it usually takes about a week to complete the changes and formatting. I’m keeping everything really simple this time around, so I expect to have the book to readers shortly after that.

      Matt is definitely one of my favorite characters to write. I love that he’s incredibly imperfect and yet so appealing. And he’s always full of surprises. A while back I started writing “Glimpses”, a series of flash fiction– well, I wrote the first one, anyway. I’ve just been so busy with the main novels that I haven’t had time to get back to the flash fiction and keep writing. Hopefully I’ll get back to them soon. They are just what they sound– little glimpses into the lives of some of the characters you know. I had a lot planned for Matt. Right now it’s all floating around in my head just waiting for me to have the time to put it down in words. One of these days!!!

  7. Lynda Akins

    Any thoughts in the future about releasing them in audiobook formats? I’m a big fan of the Whispersync, as it helps me combat the “all night read”. I can keep the story going throughout the day: while I walk my dogs, drive to work, cook dinner, etc. Then I can switch to back to reading before bed right where I left off from the audiobook version.

    I almost hate to say it, but I’ve put off reading these just for this reason. I’m waiting on the audiobook, because I know once I start them I’m going to want to binge read all of them. I’ve read the first few chapters of E and it has definitely captured my interest, but I stopped and have been checking back frequently looking for an audiobook version.

    Please, please tell me you are planning on it!

    • Kate

      Hi Lynda! That’s a great question. I would love to see the books on audio, however it’s not quite that simple. My agent and I are considering the possibility of taking the traditional route when it comes to audiobooks, but at the moment, I simply don’t have the sales numbers to support going that route. So we’re holding off. Depending on how things go, I might reevaluate in the future. I would love to have that format available for people like you! As for now, unless something changes drastically, I can’t promise you audiobooks any time soon. I am definitely looking forward to the possibility of it happening, though!

  8. Chanda Fletcher

    Wow!!! Just WOW! I finished reading the first E book and I couldn’t contain myself…I had to leave a note…question somewhere….anywhere!! I was completely moved by your writing…it isn’t like me to just gush over someone’s writing ability but I have to….have to gush over yours!!!! (I read way too many books for my own good and I find myself correcting grammar, sentence structure and typos all too often). The way you describe and depict the feeling of hopelessness, loss, and despair is absolutely beyond compelling! The imagery you create with your writing is awe forming in a way that I just can’t find words for. (Lol). It begs the question of what inspired you? I am in awe of your brilliant writing ability!!! I have been longing to find another “series” that I could be drawn into and lose myself completely in…like I was with The Knife of Never Letting Go & Breeders/Benders series. Thank you for creating this fictional world that is so spell binding…that I am completely lost in!!! I just know when I reach the last book in the series I will be thrilled by the journey and that it will stay with me as one of my “favorites” forever! On to book Two…..
    Oh, and I can’t wait to dive into whatever new “world” you are creating!!!

  9. Kate

    Hi Chanda! I think I feel the same way about your comment that you feel about my book! WOW! Thank you so, so, so much for these lovely, encouraging words. Sometimes being an author gets a little discouraging and it’s people like you who keep me going. Just knowing that there are people out there who connect to what I do is the best reward that I can ask for. Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

    What inspired me? Hmmm, well, that’s a hard one. When I began writing E, I had no idea what I was writing or what it would become. I was working on research for another book, and I needed a break to just write something for the joy of writing. So I sat down and started writing, and I had no idea what would come out, but I knew I was going to keep writing as fast as I could and without stopping or pausing. I wrote a big chunk of the beginning and realized I wanted to keep writing the story. So I came back to it, still just writing for me. And then I realized it was going to become a novel! Anyway, I suppose the inspiration was all subliminal. I still think that maybe Eden woke up in a box, not knowing who she was, because I didn’t know who or where she was when I started writing!

    I love to write and I love to get completely absorbed in other worlds, too, whether I am creating them myself or reading what others have created. I’ve not read the books you mentioned, so I’m adding them to my to-read list. It’s definitely hard to find books that are completely absorbing. I hope that my other books deliver the same sort of experience. 🙂 Definitely let me know what you think as you continue to read. FYI, Jason and Lily is my personal fav for getting lost in, to the point that I really grieved when I was done writing it. I didn’t want to finish writing it. I just wanted to hang out in that little world forever.

    The new series is a totally different animal, but I’m hoping that everyone will love it anyway. It’s soooo much lighter on the surface, so I’m not really sure what my readers will make of it. I guess we’ll find out!!!

    Thanks so much yet again for letting me know that you loved the book!!! If you have a chance to paste those gorgeous words into an Amazon review (or wherever you purchased the book) that would help me immensely! Take care, Chanda. 🙂

  10. David Woodall

    Kate, I wanted to thank you for creating such a strange and wonderful world in your EDEN series. I enjoyed watching your video’s showing how you made the beautiful artwork for the Fairytale Evolution: Flipped hand bound book. My daughter really liked watching the process. I can’t describe my elation and surprise ( ) when I found out I had won such a rare and wonderful gift! Christmas came early. I can’t wait to finish the Eden series and look forward to reading your upcoming books. Your fan forever!

    • Kate

      Thanks so much, David! I’m happy that the dragon book is going to a fan. 🙂 Isn’t it cool to win something??? (I never win anything, ha!) I’m getting the dragon book packed up tonight– bought loads of bubble wrap– and I should have it in the mail tomorrow. I’m excited for you to see it in person, because I think the pictures don’t really do it justice. Thanks again for your excitement and enthusiasm. This is exactly why I do these kinds of things!

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