Kat Howard is a full time writer living in the Twin Cities. Her short fiction has been performed on NPR as part of Selected Shorts, and selected for a year's best anthology. Her work has been included in Stories, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, and Oz Reimagined, edited by John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen, and in magazines such as Apex, Lightspeed, and Subterranean.
Kat Howard recommends
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (2017)
(Mary Jekyll, book 1)
"Theodora Goss' splendid debut novel is a whipsmart look at the truths hiding in the stories Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein, and others that you might think you know. Full of bravery, adventures, monsters, and sisters, The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter is a rich delight. I loved it, and I can't wait to read the next book."
The Mere Wife (2018)
Maria Dahvana Headley
"The Mere Wife [is] an intense, visceral reading experience. . . [the book is] a revisioning of Beowulf, and Maria finds the bones, the sharp edges, the bleeding heart of that story, and tells it against a modern context."
(Mirage, book 1)
"Mirage is a fantastic book. It's full of my favourite things: secrets, intrigue, gorgeous mythology, and complicated characters. It will break your heart and fill you with hope"
For a Muse of Fire (2018)
(For a Muse of Fire, book 1)
"FOR A MUSE OF FIRE is full of magic and danger, heartbreak and love. The book’s playfulness of form deepens the story’s truth, and the characters are complex and compelling. I loved it."
A Spark of White Fire (2018)
(Celestial Trilogy , book 1)
"Sangu Mandanna's A Spark of White Fire is full of brilliant, complex characters against a compelling mythological canvas. It's full of love and gods, reversals and surprises. I loved it and can't wait for the next book."
Empire of Sand (2018)
(Books of Ambha, book 1)
"I was hooked from the moment I began Tasha Suri's gorgeous debut novel, Empire of sand. Suri has created a rich world full of beautiful and powerful magic, utterly compelling characters, high stakes and immersive prose. I absolutely loved it!"
Here and Now and Then (2019)
"Mike Chen's debut novel is a generous, warm-hearted adventure. It's the story of a father, a daughter, and a love stronger than time itself. I absolutely loved it."
Miranda in Milan (2019)
"Miranda in Milan is a marvel of a story, full of strange and powerful magic, love, and other wonders. A brilliant take on what happens after the close of The Tempest."
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep (2019)
H G Parry
"H.G. Parry's ambitious debut novel is a delight of magic and literature, love and adventure. With vibrant characters and a passion for story that shines through every word, this engaging read establishes Parry as a writer to watch."
The Ten Thousand Doors of January (2019)
Alix E Harrow
"A gorgeously written story of love and longing, of what it means to lose your place in the world and then have the courage to find it again."
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