Hello and thanks for stopping by! I would like to thank my host for today for letting me invade their space. And a big thanks also to 4Wills Publishing for setting up this blog tour for me. For my previous tour stops, please check out the 4Wills current events page.
I am so excited to be able to share my book trailer video with you today for my latest book, Finding Katie.
Kate thought she had things under control. Thought she knew where her life was headed. Seems this new psych nurse has other plans. Whatever, first of all Kate has to survive the trip home to grab some things.
Excerpt from Chapter Three:
MY PALMS feel sticky with sweat by the time we pull up outside my house. We haven’t spoken the whole ride over here. The nurse’s little Ford Fiesta is in bad need of a clean, both inside and out. It’s good to be in the fresh air again. Still, I hang my head while I trudge up the immaculate walkway behind Melanie. Not a weed or bit of grit or fluff in sight.
The knock isn’t answered. Seventeen, and I still don’t have my own key. I shuffle my feet, and hunch my shoulders against the chill.
‘Cooey.’ Mrs Batty, my neighbour, trots up the path and waves some keys in her hand. Her dark-brown tights are laddered, and her skirt hem is all uneven. ‘Hello, dear. Are you feeling better? Your mum left keys with me. She had to go to work.’
Melanie steps forward and takes the keys. ‘Thank you. We’ll bring them over to you when we’re done here.’
Mrs Batty frowns at the obvious dismissal, but at least she leaves without a fuss. Her loose slippers flop and flap when she shuffles away. Nosy old bat. She’s the last person on the planet I’d want in my business.
The house is its usual spotless self. It sparkles more than the hospital. Mother probably spent hours cleaning all the blood up.
I killed someone, you see. I killed the girl, who used to be me.
I’m Kate … Kate Charlesworth. I’m seventeen, and self-harming. This time I cut too deep, and I’m in hospital. I hadn’t meant for it to be so bad—it just sort of happened. I needed a lot of distraction that day.
You’ve had bad days, right? Days it hurts too much to think. Days you just wanna stay in bed. Days when the world needs to go away for a while. Right?
What do you do when you’ve hit rock bottom? When there’s nowhere left to turn?
This one little mistake lands me back on a psych unit—the last place I wanna be. Only this time, the nurse I end up with isn’t content to stick on a band-aid and send me home. She wants me to face my demons. But to do that, I’ll have to face who I am … who I used to be … I’ll have to find Katie.
Harmony Kent is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She lives in rural Cornwall with her ever-present sense of humour and quirky neighbours. She is single and not admitting to her age.
Here are ten things she thinks you ought to know about her …
- Born in 2013 (at least the author was …)
- Really boring
- Has absolutely no sense of humour
- Biographer is a compulsive liar
- Reads … a lot
- Writes … even more
- Completely sane(in)
- Neighbours are nuts
- If you’re feeling extra brave she’s around
- Online …
Amazon US Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Harmony-Kent/e/B00CO0AR7U/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Amazon UK Author Page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harmony-Kent/e/B00CO0AR7U/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
4Wills Publishing Author Page: http://4willspublishing.wordpress.com/our-authors/author-harmony-kent/
Other books by Harmony:
The Battle for Brisingamen
Rave Soup for the Writer’s Soul
Polish Your Prose
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