in discussion with
K. X. Song
A Virtual Event!
This virtual event with Katie Keridan and discussion partner K. X. Song is free to attend! We are offering signed bookplates and additional swag (while supplies last) for this event!
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How to Order a Signed Bookplate and Art Card from Katie Keridan:
Add BLOOD DIVIDED to your cart.
At checkout in the "order comments" box, simply write "bookplate and art card." Please note that it may be up to several business weeks after the order deadline for you to receive your bookplate. Thank you for understanding!
What is a bookplate?
A bookplate is an autographed sticker that can then be put in the book! Though your book won’t be directly signed, bookplates allow us to host long-distance authors for our virtual events.
BONUS: Preorders of BLOOD DIVIDED from Mysterious Galaxy will receive a beautiful ART CARD!
About the Authors
KATIE KERIDAN has always loved to write, whether she was stapling paper together to make her own booklets or sharing the results of research trials in scientific journals as a pediatric neuropsychologist. While Katie enjoyed contributing to cancer research, she enjoyed creating her own stories more and slowly moved from facts to the fantastical. Her award-winning debut young adult fantasy novel, REIGN RETURNED, was published in 2022, and the sequel, BLOOD DIVIDED, was praised for featuring “…sharply etched characters, a chilling portrayal of social justice, and powerful, emotionally fraught prose” by Kirkus Reviews. Her work has been published in HIGHLIGHTS HELLO MAGAZINE, THE BLUE NIB, YOUTH IMAGINATION MAGAZINE, RED FEZ, THE RED PENGUIN REVIEW, SAND CANYON REVIEW, and EVERY DAY FICTION. She loves sharing her writing with others who feel different, misunderstood, or alone. Katie lives in Northern California with her husband and two very demanding cats.
K. X. SONG is a diaspora writer with roots in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Raised between cultures and languages, she enjoys telling stories that touch on collective memory, translation, and the shifting nature of memory and history. A Highlights Foundation Fellow and HG Wells Turnill Prize honoree, she has been awarded residencies at the Ragdale Foundation and the Anderson Center at Tower View. She is the author of AN ECHO IN THE CITY and the forthcoming THE NIGHT ENDS WITH FIRE, her adult fantasy debut. You can learn more at kxsong.com.
About BLOOD DIVIDED
Kyra Valorian and Sebastian Sayre have finally remembered their pasts as the former Felserpent Queen and King, and now it's time for them to change the future--by reuniting the realms and bringing peace to Astrals and Daevals. But tensions between Aeles and Nocens have never been higher, and those of silver and gold blood are more divided than ever.
In addition to improving her recovrancy abilities and completing internship, Kyra is determined to uncover her father's role in the evil Astral experimentation program, no matter the danger. As Sebastian learns to be in a relationship, he finds himself facing the traumas of two very different pasts, forcing him to make tough decisions about his chosen profession and who he wants to be. Meanwhile, Tallus, arch-enemy to the Felserpent monarchy, has also returned--and it will take help from Cyphers, as well as friends both old and new, to find and stop him.
As Kyra and Sebastian struggle to navigate the differences between their past and current relationship, one thing's clear: part of fulfilling their destiny means accepting their fate. The choices they make will reach all the way into Death in this thrilling found family sequel to Reign Returned.