AUNT CLAIRE’S PET CARE is a 41,500-word middle grade novel perfect for animal lovers and budding scientists. It is good fit for fans of MRS. SMITH’S SPY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS and THE MISCALCULATIONS OF LIGHTENING GIRL. This manuscript is the product of 2017 National Novel Writing Month.
When two sisters are orphaned, they move to a small town with their veterinarian aunt and take on various chores at her clinic with a cast of quirky animals. Too bad Isabel and Maya fight worse than the cats and dogs. Little do they know their sisterhood will be tested like never before.
Aunt Claire has a big secret – she’s involved in complex genetic engineering research and someone is after her work. While Aunt Claire is altering service animals to enhance their assistance skills, her rival, Dr. Rodriguez, is out to create soldier-like animals that he can sell to the highest bidder. When Aunt Claire is kidnapped, and her animals are stolen, the girls must work together to save her. But doing so could expose her research to the world and allow the data to fall into Dr. Rodriguez’s very dangerous hands.
Book One of this three-book series will be released by Fawkes Press October 31, 2023.
BROCCOLI IS TRYING TO KILL ME is a 231-word picture book about very dangerous vegetables. Despite dad’s insistence that broccoli is good for you, a child is in the fight of their life against a mob of evil vegetables. The vegetables pull a lot of punches when dad’s back is turned, but in the end, eating all your vegetables is the safest way to survive.
Sofia found out in one moment that her dad had hereditary cancer and she might have a sister. Meanwhile Samantha was struggling to stay afloat after learning the only person she could count on may have betrayed her. And this was before their classmate was murdered. A DNA test could answer so many of their questions, but will it point to one of them as the killer?
Sonora Sisters is a 68,000-world YA mystery that tangles friendship, family and love with a classic who-done-it. This contemporary book is great for fans of THE CHEERLEADERS by Kara Thomas and THE COUSINS by Karen McManus.
ALICE IN ROBOTLAND is a 30,000-word contemporary middle grade novel about finding your passion. Fans of UNGIFTED, ENGINERDS, and THE MISCALCULATIONS OF LIGHTENING GIRL will enjoy this STEM-based heartwarming story.
Alice doesn't feel like she fits in with her family and she doesn't have any friends except for her grandma and dog - that is, until she stumbles into Robotland, a nearby workshop of a robotics professor. Alice makes friends with the professor's sons and begins an adventure of learning about robots and friendships. Alice comes up with an idea to help her sick grandma, but everytime she and her friends make a step forward, mean, old Mrs. Hart tries to stop them for fear that they'll disturb her prize-winning rose garden. Alice has to learn how to be a scientist and how to be a good friend and family member in this coming-of-age middle school story.
THE CHRISTMAS CODE is a 669-word fresh twist on Christmas stories for contemporary kids age 6-8. Disaster strikes on Christmas Eve when a boy named Lyski hacks into Santa’s Naughty or Nice list. He’s trying to get extra gifts despite being naughty all year. The head elf contacts a girl named Tavi who must counter the hack with enough time for Santa to make his deliveries. Lyski learns that the only way to get on the nice list is by being kind and polite, following THE CHRISTMAS CODE.
I have several other picture books that are still works in progress as well as an early draft of a chapter book.
I'm always working on new ideas!
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Katie authored Chapter 9 of this book.
This anthology includes one short story by Katie Evans as well as two stories written by a team that Katie was a member of.
This anthology includes stories by Katie Evans written during the 2017 Writers' Games.
Katie was recently notified that her submission to the Tales from the Toybox anthology has been selected for inclusion. More information to come!
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