Thursday, August 13, 2015

Author Spotlight - Kate Morton

This is my first Author Spotlight that I’ve done on my blog but I’m so excited to share this with all of you. If you haven’t heard of KateMorton, go check her out right now. Her books are awesome. If I had to pick a favorite (and trust me, this is NO easy feat – I loved all of her books) I would choose The Secret Keeper.

I received a sneak peek this morning in my email of Kate Morton’s new book The Lake House and I can’t wait. Since her book will be released this October, I thought this would be the perfect time to introduce all of you to her.

Straight from her website – here’s a bit about her:

Kate Morton is the eldest of three sisters. She was born in South Australia and moved with her family numerous times before settling, finally, on Tamborine Mountain. There she attended a tiny country school and spent much of her childhood inventing and playing games of make-believe with her sisters.
Kate fell avidly in love with books very early. Her favourites were those by Enid Blyton, and Kate escaped many times up The Faraway Tree or with the Famous Five into Smugglers Cove. It was a love deeply felt, for it is still mysteries and secrets that dance around the edges of Kate’s mind, keeping her awake deep into the night, turning or typing pages.

Morton has written 5 books, including her yet to be released new novel and has some serious accolades to back up her stories. Her books include The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper and The Lake House.

The House at Riverton was a Sunday Times #1 bestseller in the UK in 2007 and a New York Times bestseller in 2008. The Shifting Fog won General Fiction Book of the Year at the 2007 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA), and The House at Riverton was nominated for Most Popular Book at the British Book Awards in 2008.
Her second book, The Forgotten Garden, was a #1 bestseller in Australia and Spain, and a Sunday Times #1 bestseller in the UK in 2008. It won General Fiction Book of the Year at the 2009 Australian Book Industry Awards and was an Amazon Best of the Month pick and a New York Times bestseller in 2009.
The Distant Hours was an international bestseller in 2010 and won General Fiction Book of the Year at the 2011 ABIAs.
The Secret Keeper debuted at #8 on the New York Times Bestseller List and has won a number of other awards and accolades including the 2013 ABIA for General Fiction Book of the Year and The Courier-Mail’s People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year.

Kate’s books are published in 38 countries and in 32 languages.

All of Morton’s novels take you on a journey through time, usually with 2 parallel stories – one in the present and one in the past. They are full of mystery, family secrets and are written with passion and grace. The characters pull you in from the very first pages and don’t let you go. Her stories are enthralling adventures of growth, discovery and love. Once you pick them up, you won’t want to put them down.

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