Kathryns love of storytelling began as a young girl when her dad told her about someone named Boo Radley while they listened to the film score of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. In high school and college, Kathryn focused on acting, poetry, guitar, and extensive journal writing. Years later, when she was in recovery from donating a kidney to her brother, inspiration for her first novel struck. Shes been writing darkly fantastical stories ever since. Her debut novel, BURNING GLASS, releases winter 2016 from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books.
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Kathryn Purdie recommends
Dark Breaks the Dawn (2017)
(Dark Breaks the Dawn, book 1)
Sara B Larson
"A breathtaking origin story of Swan Lake that unfurls with soaring beauty and a villain prince as captivating as the fearless princess."
Before the Broken Star (2019)
(Evermore Chronicles, book 1)
Emily R King
"An epic quest for revenge tests the limits of Everley’s mysterious clock heart and her dauntless spirit in this wildly imaginative adventure story. A pulse-pounding read that gripped me on every page."
"A gorgeous fantasy that captivates from beginning to end, and a fierce heroine every reader will root for."
Cast in Firelight (2020)
(Wickery, book 1)
"I was hooked from beginning to end. The romance and adventure unfolded brilliantly, and the world and its characters swept me away. I enthusiastically recommend it!"
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