About the Book
Title: EXILE FOR DREAMERS
Author: Kathleen Baldwin
Pub. Date: May 24, 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
Format: Hardcover, eBook
A School for Unusual Girls is the first captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls this romantic Regency adventure “completely original and totally engrossing.”
Tess can’t run far enough or fast enough to escape the prophetic dreams that haunt her. Dreams bring nothing but death and grief, and Tess refuses to accept that she may be destined for the same madness that destroyed her mother. Until her disturbing dreams become the only means of saving Lord Ravencross, the man she loves, and her friends at Stranje House from Lady Daneska and her lover, the Ghost-agent of Napoleon, who has escaped from Elba. Can the young ladies of Stranje House prevail once more? Or is England destined to fall into the hands of the power-mad dictator?
“Enticing from the first sentence.” –New York Times Book Review
A School for Unusual Girls is a great next read for fans of Gail Carriger’s Finishing School series and Robin LaFevers’ His Fair Assassin series.
“I love adventure in books and in real life. I’ve roamed the Rocky Mountains, wandered the desert, enjoyed way too many classes in college, was stalked by a mountain lion, lost an argument with a rattlesnake, fell in love at least a dozen times, finally met and married my very own hero, and together we’ve raised four free-spirited children.”
Award-winning author – Kensington published four of Kathleen’s Regency romantic comedies, including MISTAKEN KISS, a Holt Medallion finalist. DIARY OF A TEENAGE FAIRY GODMOTHER, was a Golden Quill finalist. Her upcoming Historical YA series with TorTeen, A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and won a Marlene.
PLEASE WELCOME KATHLEEN TO BOOKHOUNDS YA
What is on your nightstand?
WINTER by Marissa Meyer
What author would you totally fan?
Meg Cabot – not only is she a totally awesome writer, (I love her new Middle School Princess series) but she’s a genuinely wonderful person. I’d read everything of hers for years and to my amazement she read my book we ended up becoming friends.
What makes you cringe?
Gaining weight! AAAHHHH!
Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
Pre-plotting ruins the fun of storytelling for me. I’m an extremely organic writer. We call ourselves ‘Pantsers’ because we prefer to write by the seat of our pants. In my opinion, this only works for people who already have a strong understanding of story structure. In fact, I’m teaching a workshop on “The Secret Life of Pantsers” at a national writer’s conference this summer.
Is there a word you love to use?
Secret. It’s my favorite word and concept and have you ever notice there’s not really a synonym for secret???
|Our family dog, Teddy, passed away. Very sad, because I love animals. Over the years, my kids have had all kinds of pets from snakes to gerbils. I have fun writing about Tess’s deep connection with animals. And I adore the black phase wolfdogs in the story, Phobos & Tromos! PS: in book 3 Tromos finally has a pup.|
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