Thursday, December 17, 2015

What's Ahead for 2016

This past year was another extremely good one for me in terms of my books. I was fortunate to sell another adult novel to HarperCollins and two more YA novels to Amulet Books. I celebrated the release of The Uninvited and Slasher Girls & Monster Boys and worked like mad on my upcoming YA novel, The Steep and Thorny Way.

As a result of all that hard work and luck in 2015, here's what you can expect from me in 2016.

The 2016 Releases

The Steep and Thorny Way
Coming March 8, 2016
Amulet Books / Abrams
Hardcover, ISBN 9781419719158

This is my Hamlet-inspired 1920s novel about a biracial girl named Hanalee Denney, who's struggling to solve the mysteries of her father's death. I'm extremely proud of the book, which has already received three starred reviews.   

“A fast-paced read with multiple twists, the novel delivers a history lesson wrapped inside a murder mystery and ghost story . . . A riveting story of survival, determination, love, and friendship.” Kirkus, starred review

(I'll post the rest of the reviews after they appear in their respective publications.)

MORE INFO / PRE-ORDER

Yesternight
Coming Fall 2016
William Morrow/HarperCollins

From Publishers Marketplace:

Author of IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS and THE CURE FOR DREAMING Cat Winters's YESTERNIGHT, in 1925, a trailblazing female psychologist unlocks the mystery behind a child's claims of reincarnation while also confronting questions in her own childhood, again to Lucia Macro at William Morrow, by Barbara Poelle at the Irene Goodman Agency (World).


The Events

I have numerous events in the works for 2016, including several book festivals across the Untied States. I'll probably be able to start announcing more events in January and February 2016. For now, here are the appearances I can discuss.

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:30 am to Noon
The Great Critique
The Dining Room, TaborSpace
5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR
I'll be one of several authors critiquing manuscripts. Registration required. Presented by the Oregon chapter of SCBWI. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00 pm
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR
Launch party for THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY.

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Literary Orange
Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA
Details to follow.

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 1:00 pm
Barnes & Noble - Redlands
Citrus Plaza Shopping Center, Redlands, CA
Reading and signing for THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Oregon Writing Festival
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Details to follow.

Keep an eye on my Events page for updates.

The Novels-in-Progress

Odd & True
Coming Spring 2017
Amulet Books / Abrams

A dark Edwardian adventure involving two sisters, deadly beasts, and the war between reality and imagination.
 
(Official synopsis to come.)




I'll also start writing a yet-to-be-decided, yet-to-be-titled YA novel in the second half of 2016.

I will be extremely busy in the coming year, but I'm so utterly grateful that I get to make a living doing what I've loved to do ever since I was a child.

Happy Holidays!

Happy New Year!

Thank you, all of you wonderful readers, for taking a chance on my strange, dark tales of love, loss, survival, and the supernatural!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Starred Review from Kirkus!

I just learned that Kirkus gave The Steep and Thorny Way a prestigious starred review! Here's what they had to say about the novel:

★  “A fast-paced read with multiple twists, the novel delivers a history lesson wrapped inside a murder mystery and ghost story. Winters deftly captures the many injustices faced by marginalized people in the years following World War I as well as a glimmer of hope for the better America to come. A riveting story of survival, determination, love, and friendship.”
Kirkus, starred review

Kirkus stars are “awarded to books of exceptional merit,” according to their website, Kirkus.com. Kirkus is also known for being extremely tough on books, so I'm thrilled beyond words that they bestowed this honor upon The Steep and Thorny Way. This review gives me great hope for the novel, which Amulet Books will release March 8, 2016 (three months from today!).

PREORDER: 


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Announcing ODD & TRUE

I'm so happy to announce that I sold two more YA novels to my editor Maggie Lehrman at Amulet Books! My incredible agent, Barbara Poelle of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, brokered the deal, and she just alerted me to the fact that news of the sale has already appeared in Publishers Marketplace. Here's the official announcement:


The first novel of this two-book deal is tentatively titled Odd & True, and it's currently slated to be published in Spring 2017. An official synopsis won't be available until approximately late 2016, and I still need to write most of the book, but I'll go ahead and share the synopsis that I created for the proposal.

ODD & TRUE

A dark Edwardian adventure involving corseted heroines, deadly beasts, and the war between reality and imagination.

Once upon a time there lived two sisters, Odette and Trudchen, known to all as Od and Tru. Younger sister Tru, a girl with a severely injured leg and a talent for reading tea leaves, has grown up believing she was born in a castle to a monster-slaying mother and a bohemian father, the latter of whom disappeared from their lives because of a magician’s curse. Older sister Od has fed such stories to Tru to protect her from the family’s secrets, which include scandal, heartbreak, violence, and murder.

Carrie (left) and me (right) in 1977.
I came up with the idea for Odd & True after visiting my own younger sister, Carrie, in San Diego in September 2014. While down there, I told her about various book ideas that had been kicking around in my head. We also drove past the freeway exit for an old "castle" in the hills of northern San Diego County, a fairy tale-like structure that had inspired my imagination as a child. After I came back home to Oregon, all of the those various ideas and experiences melded together and turned into a book plot.

Currently, I think of Odd & True as an Edwardian Big Fish meets Don Quixote meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After tackling some heavy-duty issues in my March 2016 YA novel, The Steep and Thorny Way, and delving into dark psychological horror for my Fall 2016 adult novel, Yesternight, I'm excited to dip a little bit more into the realms of fantasy and legends.

I have until July to finish writing Odd & True, and then I'll need to figure out what the second book of the contract will be.

The year 2016 looks to be another extremely busy one for me, with two new book releases, several yet-to-be-announced appearances around the U.S., and two more novels to write, but I'm extremely grateful that I get to continue to be a working author!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY Is Now Up on NetGalley

Reviewers, booksellers, librarians, and anyone else who typically receives advance copies of books: My March 2016 YA novel, The Steep and Thorny Way, is now available to request on NetGalley. Request it here.

Here's what you'll find in the novel . . .

A reimagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet

A 1920s setting that includes moonshine, outlaws, and the KKK's takeover of Oregon

A biracial teenage protagonist

A murder

An unexpected friendship

A boy who's dealing with the challenges of being gay in 1923 America

Prejudice

The occult

Love

Hate

A dark and lovely forest

A ghost

Last night I read through the novel for the final time before the book heads off to print, and I actually cried. I love this book so much, but it's time for me to let it go and send these characters off into the world.

Amulet Books will release The Steep and Thorny Way March 8, 2016.

Advance Praise

“Cat Winters proves herself the master of YA historical fiction in this richly woven, theatrical tale of haints, friendship, and a time period we don't dare forget.”
Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman's Daughter series

“Haunting, visceral, and atmospheric, Cat Winters's The Steep and Thorny Way is a fantastic read from one of the best in the genre.”
—RenĂ©e Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn

A tale of secrets, murder, intolerance, friendship, and restless spirits, seen through the eyes of the vibrant, truth-seeking, pistol-slinging Hanalee. Marvelous.”
—April Genevieve Tucholke, author of Wink, Poppy, Midnight

. . . these two unlikely protagonists forge a lifesaving bond of discovery and friendship that uncovers the ignorance and hatred of this troubling time in America’s history. . . . The historical accuracy provides a powerful sense of realism.”
ALAN Picks

PREORDER: 


Monday, November 9, 2015

Advance Praise for THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY

Just four more months until my next novel, The Steep and Thorny Way, arrives in bookstores and online! The interior pages are almost ready, the beautiful dust jacket design has shown up in my email, and advance praise is starting to come in.

I'm overjoyed to share with you the following quotes about the novel:

“Cat Winters proves herself the master of YA historical fiction in this richly woven, theatrical tale of haints, friendship, and a time period we don't dare forget.”
Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman's Daughter series

A tale of secrets, murder, intolerance, friendship, and restless spirits, seen through the eyes of the vibrant, truth-seeking, pistol-slinging Hanalee. Marvelous.”
April Genevieve Tucholke, author of Wink, Poppy, Midnight

“Inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way takes readers into the lives of Hanalee Denney and Joe Adder during the dangerous time of prohibition, the Ku Klux Klan, and eugenics . . . Winters clearly and descriptively depicts a way of life in rural Oregon that most are not aware of . . . The historical accuracy provides a powerful sense of realism.”

PREORDER


Thursday, October 15, 2015

My Upcoming Appearance at Portland's Wordstock

Wordstock, Portland's major literary festival, is relaunching this year at the beautiful Portland Art Museum on Saturday, November 7, and I'm happy to say I'll be one of the featured authors. In fact, I'll be making a few different appearances throughout the festival.

Here's more info about the event and where you'll be able to find me.

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR
(Tickets, $15; free for anyone 17 and younger and anyone with a valid high school student ID.)

My Wordstock Events:

11:00 am:
Pop-up reading of The Uninvited
Northwest Art (Main Building, 3rd Floor)

A short reading of my newest book. I'll be appearing in front of artwork painted during the novel's setting

12:00-12:50 pm
Toil and Trouble: Monsters, Witches, and Ghosts, Oh My!
Oregon Community Foundation Stage at the Miller Gallery

A discussion with a little something scary for everyone: haunted houses, murderous neighbors, and all-too-possible realism (no vampires here). Authors Virginia Boecker (The Witch Hunter), Paige McKenzie (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl), and three authors from the new anthology Slasher Girls and Monster BoysKendare Blake, McCormick Templeman, and April Genevieve Tucholke—talk about things that go bump in the night… and day. Moderated by Cat Winters (Slasher Girls and Monster Boys)

1:00-1:50 pm
An Hour of Oregon Art Beat
OPB Stage at the Fields Ballroom

An hour with OPB’s Oregon Art Beat, featuring a coming-of-age tale set on Mount Hood, Martin Marten, with author Brian Doyle; best-selling author of the Wildwood series and Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy talks about the difference between writing for songs and writing for books; Lauren Redniss will discuss her fascinating new work of visual literature, Thunder & Lightning; and award-winning author Cat Winters on her haunting new novel, The Uninvited. Hosted by Katrina Sarson.

2:15-3:00 pm
Book signing
Kridel Grand Ballroom, Portland Art Museum, Mark Building, Third Floor

If you live in the area or will be traveling to Portland for the event, I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS Selected for the Big Library Read

Libraries have been a major factor in the success of my debut novel, In the Shadow of Blackbirds. Even before the book's release in April 2013, librarians were spreading the word about it. They named the book a 2013 Morris Award finalist, and over 1,000 library systems around the globe have purchased the novel for their collections.

I'm thrilled to announce that In the Shadow of Blackbirds is now experiencing another major library moment: It was selected as one of two books that are being featured in the October 2015 Big Library Read.

According to BigLibraryRead.com, here's what the event entails:

“During the two-week program, the Big Library Read titles are available to borrow through participating libraries and schools. It’s free and there’s never a waiting list during the program. All you need is a library card or student ID to get started reading in this international eBook club.

The program runs from October 7-21, 2015.

If you're arriving at this site because you found me through Big Library Read, welcome! Feel free to stay for a while to learn more about me and all of my books. In the Shadow of Blackbirds bonus features (playlists, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cover, an In the Shadow of Blackbirds map of San Diego) are available at BlackbirdsNovel.com. Discussion questions for the book are available through Big Library Read.

The program will also feature a Twitter chat with me on Tuesday, October 13, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time. Please join me by using the hashtag #BigLibraryRead.

If you happen to live in or near San Diego, come chat with me in person about the book at my appearance at Mysterious Galaxy on Saturday, October 10, at 2:00 pm.

The other selected title is Robin McKinley's The Door in the Hedge.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Appearance at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego

On Saturday, October 10, at 2:00 pm, I'll be speaking with Laura Anne Gilman at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, and I can't wait! I'll be reading from and signing The Uninvited.

I've been writing fiction since early childhood, but I first started seriously writing for publication when my husband and I were newlyweds living in an apartment . . . just fifteen minutes away from Mysterious Galaxy.

Now that I'm an Oregonian, I've waited far too long to promote one of my novels down in a San Diego bookstore. I'm ecstatic that I finally get to celebrate The Uninvited with friends and family in the region.

If you live in the area, I hope you can come see me this Saturday.

Mysterious Galaxy is located at 5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, San Diego, CA.

Mysterious Galaxy's Facebook page for the event

Praise for THE UNINVITED:

“Dark and romantic . . . at once horrifying and tender.”
Publishers Weekly

The Uninvited is an eerily haunting, beautifully tragic, dream-like page-turner fueled by passion, fear, and anger.”
San Francisco Book Review

“Winters is a talented writer who takes her readers on an audacious ride with this book, her first novel written for an adult audience. The plotting is near perfect.”
Historical Novels Review

“. . . a haunting paranormal tale.
(4 stars)
Romantic Times

Thanks for Joining Me on the YA Scavenger Hunt

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my site during the YA Scavenger Hunt! It was my first time to participate in the event, and I was blown away by the number of entries for my bonus giveaway.

Speaking of which, the winner of the signed ARC of The Steep and Thorny Way is . . .

Natasha S.

Natasha, I'll email you directly.

Huge thanks to Colleen Houck for organizing the hunt. I hope to participate again sometime.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sneak Peeks of THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY

Advance reading copies (ARCs) of The Steep and Thorny Way arrived on my doorstop last night, to my delight, and they look absolutely STUNNING! Here are some photos that will give you a sneak peek at what's in store for the finished book, which releases March 8, 2016, from Amulet Books. At the very bottom of the photos, I've included a short teaser from the novel.

The beautiful ARCs: front cover, spine, and back cover.
A quote from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
A peek at the beautiful chapter headings, and a preview of the book's first line.

And . . . the little teaser excerpt:


The book was sumptuously designed by Maria T. Middleton at Abrams, who also designed In the Shadow of Blackbirds and The Cure for Dreaming.

More sneak peeks to come in 2016. Preordering options are listed below. Check back here next Thursday, October 1, to visit my stop in the upcoming YA Scavenger Hunt, which will include an ARC giveaway for The Steep and Thorny Way!

Bloggers: The Steep and Thorny Way will be available to request from the Abrams Kids page of Netgalley later this fall.

PREORDER


(More ordering options coming soon.)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Next Stops for THE UNINVITED: San Diego and Wordstock

The Uninvited has now been out in the world for a month, and I'm so grateful to everyone who's already picked up a copy.

I'll be making two more 2015 appearances for the book, one at a bookstore in my former home of San Diego, a city near and dear to my heart, and one at Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival, a major literary celebration that will be happening right here in my current home of Oregon.

Here are the details for both events:

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 2:00 pm
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, San Diego, CA
Reading and signing with Laura Anne Gilman and me.
Facebook page for the event.

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
(Tickets, $15; free for anyone 17 and younger and anyone with a valid high school student ID.)
Schedule to be announced in early October. I'll be promoting The Uninvited with a special appearance at the event.

ISBN 9780062347336

. . . exquisite and magical. This story is a gem with so many facets that uphold the tenets of the Gothic genre, the sensibilities of a romance, and the illuminative window to the past of a historical piece.
USA Today’s Happy Ever After

“Dark and romantic . . . at once horrifying and tender.”
Publishers Weekly

“. . . a haunting paranormal tale.
(4 stars)
Romantic Times

“Winters is a talented writer who takes her readers on an audacious ride with this book, her first novel written for an adult audience. The plotting is near perfect.”
Historical Novels Review

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Monday, September 7, 2015

THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY Is Now Available to Preorder

My third young adult novel, The Steep and Thorny Way, releases six months from tomorrow, and I'm happy to say that it's now available to preorder on Amazon! More online ordering options will likely follow soon.

Reviewers: I'll spread the word when ARCs are available to request.

If you're curious to know a tiny bit more about the book, please head over to Pinterest, where I've compiled pictorial and musical inspiration for the novel.

Publication details and synopsis:

Coming March 8, 2016
Amulet Books / Abrams
Hardcover ISBN 9781419719158

A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten.

1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank Denney, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenager. Now her father’s killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father wasn’t killed by the accident at all but, instead, was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him—who happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather.

The only way for Hanalee to get the answers she needs is to ask Hank himself, a “haint” wandering the roads at night.


Update: You can now also preorder The Steep and Thorny Way from Barnes & Noble.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Where to Find Signed Copies of THE UNINVITED + Upcoming Signings

M.J. Rose, me, & Wendy Webb
I just spent the past weekend speaking with fellow authors Wendy Webb and M.J. Rose in indie bookstores in Seattle and Portland. We chatted about paranormal experiences, the challenges and joys of writing, and what we're cooking up next for readers. It was an absolute delight to appear with these two talented and entertaining bestselling authors.  

Because of my recent book stops, signed copies of The Uninvited are now easily available to purchase.

Here's a list of stores stocking autographed copies:

Powell's Books, Beaverton, OR
Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
Barnes & Noble, Seattle, WA
Annie Bloom's Books, Portland, OR

And here's where you'll be able to find me next:

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 2:00 pm
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, San Diego, CA
Reading and signing with Laura Anne Gilman and me.

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Wordstock
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Details to follow.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Cover Reveal for THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY

I'm excited beyond belief to reveal the cover and official synopsis for my next YA novel, a book I hold near and dear to my heart. Without further ado, I present to you The Steep and Thorny Way . . .

Coming March 8, 2016
Amulet Books, Hardcover, ISBN 9781419719158

A thrilling reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten.

1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank Denney, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenager. Now her father’s killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father wasn’t killed by the accident at all but, instead, was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him—who happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather.

The only way for Hanalee to get the answers she needs is to ask Hank himself, a “haint” wandering the roads at night.

Some notes about the cover: 

This captivating design was created by Maria T. Middleton at Abrams, the brilliant talent behind all of my young adult covers, as well as the creator of those gorgeous interior designs. The photographer is Symon Chow, who also photographed the cover of In the Shadow of Blackbirds. I love the cover so much and feel it's absolutely perfect for The Steep and Thorny Way. Everything on the cover is significant to the story.

Yes, this novel will include historical photographs, just like In the Shadow of Blackbirds and The Cure for Dreaming. Yes, it's inspired by Hamlet, but you don't need to be familiar with the play to understand the novel. If you are a Hamlet aficionado, however, you will find nods to the plot and the characters throughout, including a ghost.

The Steep and Thorny Way features both biracial and LGBTQ characters from the past and tackles some of the darkness faced by those who didn't fit into the 1920s mold of "perfection." I think it might be my most controversial novel yet, but I also feel it's my strongest, and I can't wait to share it with everyone in March 2016.    

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My Two August Releases Are Now Available



Back in 2013, I sold my adult novel The Uninvited to HarperCollins, and my short story "Emmeline" sold to Penguin as part of the YA horror anthology Slasher Girls & Monster Boys. Back then I learned that The Uninvited would be published in Summer 2015 and Slasher Girls & Monster Boys would release in Fall 2015. I imagined celebrating their publications about three months apart from each other.

Well, it turned out that Summer 2015 for HarperCollins and Fall 2015 for Penguin fell so close together that these two books ended up publishing only a week apart. They're both available as of today, and I'm so thankful that both publishers allowed them to head out into the world.

Here's more info about both books.

ISBN 9780062347336

. . . exquisite and magical. This story is a gem with so many facets that uphold the tenets of the Gothic genre, the sensibilities of a romance, and the illuminative window to the past of a historical piece.
USA Today’s Happy Ever After

“Dark and romantic . . . at once horrifying and tender.”
Publishers Weekly

“. . . a haunting paranormal tale.
(4 stars)
Romantic Times

“Winters is a talented writer who takes her readers on an audacious ride with this book, her first novel written for an adult audience. The plotting is near perfect.”
Historical Novels Review

ORDER ONLINE




Available from Dial/Penguin
ISBN 9780803741737

“Cat Winters’s ‘Emmeline’ is a haunting story of love and loss in wartime . . . This is satisfying, disturbing horror for the modern YA audience.”
Publishers Weekly 

Gross, creepy fun.”
Kirkus Reviews

“These chilling tales are full of suspense and dread that will haunt readers long after the last page has been turned.”
School Library Journal

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Please visit my Events page to find out where I'll be appearing to promote both books.

Monday, August 17, 2015

USA TODAY's Review of THE UNINVITED

I woke up this morning to discover a rave review of The Uninvited on USA Today's Happy Ever After—an amazing way to start a Monday. Here's an excerpt of the review:

Read this book. I refuse to give any spoilers or hints to spoilers. Trust me, you won't be disappointed with Cat Winters' The Uninvited . . . exquisite and magical . . . This story is a gem with so many facets that uphold the tenets of the Gothic genre, the sensibilities of a romance, and the illuminative window to the past of a historical piece.”

You can read the full review at USA Today.

ORDER ONLINE



Also available in ebook, audiobook, and library-bound editions.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Event Photos and More Upcoming Events

I celebrated the launch of The Uninvited last night at Powell's Books in Beaverton, Oregon. Thanks so much to everyone who joined me there. The store is now stocking signed copies of all three of my novels.



Here's a list of all the other events where I'll be speaking and signing between now and November.

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 7:00 pm
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR
Launch party for the YA horror anthology SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS, with April Genevieve Tucholke, McCormick Templeman, and me.

Friday, August 21, 2015, 7:00 pm
The Book Bin
2235 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR
Reading and signing for SLASHER GIRLS & MONSTER BOYS, with April Genevieve Tucholke, McCormick Templeman, and me.
 
Friday, August 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA
Reading and signing with Wendy Webb, M.J. Rose, and me.

Monday, August 31, 2015, 7:00 pm
Annie Bloom's Books
7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR
Reading and signing with Wendy Webb, M.J. Rose, and me.

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 2:00 pm
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, San Diego, CA
Reading and signing with Laura Anne Gilman and me.

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Wordstock
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Details to follow.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

THE UNINVITED Release Day

It's here!  


I'm thrilled to announce that The Uninvited, published by William Morrow, is now officially out in the world! You can find the novel both online and in brick-and-mortar stores across the United States, including Powell's, Barnes & Noble, Hudson Booksellers (in airports), and Costco.

I'll be celebrating the release of the novel this evening at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton, Oregon. If you're in the area, please join me for a reading, signing, WWI-era jazz music, and desserts. If you can't make it, please see my Events page for a list of my other upcoming appearances. You can also order a signed copy from Powell's up until 7:00 this evening.

The Uninvited, ready for the launch party at Powell's

Here's what reviewers and early readers are saying about The Uninvited:

“Dark and romantic . . . at once horrifying and tender.”
Publishers Weekly

“. . . a haunting paranormal tale . . . 
with a truly unexpected twist.
(4 stars)
Romantic Times

“Winters is a talented writer who takes her readers on an audacious ride with this book, her first novel written for an adult audience. The plotting is near perfect.”
Historical Novels Review

“Devotees of romance and ghost stories will doubtless enjoy Winters’ latest.”
Booklist

“A wonderfully atmospheric and intriguing novel. A novel that is sure to keep readers hooked to the end.”
New York Times bestselling author

“Would that every chapter of history be presented in such captivating, lushly-written prose.”
Bestselling author

“An affecting novel, dark in fiction and in fact . . . Cat Winters’s latest offers resonant characters, a stunning twist, and an emotional, satisfying conclusion.”
International bestselling author of  
A Paris Apartment

“Evocative and lushly written.”
New York Times bestselling author

“Compulsively readable, beautifully written . . . I finished this story and wished very much I had written it.”
Bestselling author of  
The Fate of Mercy Alban and The Vanishing

“A mesmerizing story of life and death in one of 
America's darkest periods.” 
Author of The Madman's Daughter

“A fascinating historical fiction tale with a decidedly supernatural twist.”
Fresh Fiction

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Also available in ebook, audiobook, and library-bound editions.

Preview a Chapter at USA Today's Happy Ever After

Monday, August 3, 2015

THE UNINVITED Blog Tour

HarperCollins kindly arranged for two blog tours for The Uninvited, and the first is now underway. Hosted by TLC Book Tours, the online event will consist of ten stops, running from August 4-20, 2015.

Tuesday, August 4th: 100 Pages a Day … Stephanie’s Book Reviews
Wednesday, August 5th: A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, August 6th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Friday, August 7th: Bibliotica
Monday, August 10th: Kritters Ramblings
Tuesday, August 11th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, August 12th: Jenn’s Booshelves
Thursday, August 13th: Bookshelf Fantasies
Thursday, August 13th: Sidewalk Shoes
Monday, August 17th: The Reader’s Hollow
Tuesday, August 18th: Bibliophilia, Please
Wednesday, August 19th: Peeking Between the Pages
Thursday, August 20th: Raven Haired Girl

Keep an eye on my social media accounts for more updates!



“Dark and romantic . . . at once horrifying and tender.”
Publishers Weekly

“. . . a haunting paranormal tale . . . 
with a truly unexpected twist.
(4 stars)
Romantic Times

“Winters is a talented writer who takes her readers on an audacious ride with this book, her first novel written for an adult audience. The plotting is near perfect.”
Historical Novels Review

“Devotees of romance and ghost stories will doubtless enjoy Winters’ latest.”
Booklist

PRE-ORDER



Also coming in ebook, audiobook, and library-bound editions.

Preview the First Chapter

Friday, July 31, 2015

Counting down to THE UNINVITED!

We're now less than two weeks away from the August 11 release of The Uninvited, which means that blog tours, giveaways, and West Coast appearances are either now available or coming soon! Here are the latest updates for the novel.

A Giveaway

HarperCollins sent me proofs of the gorgeous finished cover, and I've signed one to give away. Head over to the official details on my Twitter account by August 5 for a chance to win.


Preorder Signed Copies

You can preorder signed copies of The Uninvited from Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Oregon through Powells.com. I'll be signing the books when I'm at the store for my reading during the evening of August 11, at 7:00 pm. If you're attending the event, you do not need to preorder a copy.

Blog Tours

Two blog tours are in the works for the book!

TLC Book Tour: 8/4 - 8/20 (10 stops)
Bookslapped Book Tour: 8/11 – 8/24 (23 stops)

Appearances

I just added a San Diego stop to my West Coast tour! Here's a list of all of my scheduled 2015 events for The Uninvited.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 7:00 pm
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR
Launch party!

Friday, August 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA
Reading and signing with Wendy Webb, M.J. Rose, and me.

Monday, August 31, 2015, 7:00 pm
Annie Bloom's Books
7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR
Reading and signing with Wendy Webb, M.J. Rose, and me.

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 2:00 pm
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, San Diego, CA
Reading and signing with Laura Anne Gilman and me.

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Wordstock
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Details to follow.

Audiobook Excerpt 

Downpour is now offering a sample of the audiobook, beautifully read by Emily Woo Zeller. Listen here.


Reading Group Guide

A Reading Group Guide is being published at the back of The Uninvited, but I've also posted a printable online version (spoilers included). I've also created a Reading Group Music Sampler on Spotify.

Keep Up-to-Date

Keep an eye on my social media accounts for more updates!



“In Winters’s dark and romantic adult novel, an act of shocking violence encourages a young woman to flee her rural Illinois home amid the influenza outbreak of 1918 . . . The author effectively captures the dangers of the period, and yet Ivy finds bastions of human kindness and acceptance. Her compelling voice carries this gothic coming-of-age story, at once horrifying and tender, toward a revelatory yet hopeful conclusion.”
Publishers Weekly

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Preorder a Signed Copy of THE UNINVITED

I'm happy to announce that you can now preorder signed copies of The Uninvited from Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing through Powells.com. I'll be signing the books when I'm at the store for my reading during the evening of August 11, 7:00 pm. If you're attending the event, you do not need to preorder a copy. If you live far away, this is a nice, easy way to order a signed edition, and they'll cost the same as the regular trade paperbacks.

I've learned that I'll soon be receiving an early copy of The Uninvited in the mail to preview, which means that the August 11 publication date is drawing closer and closer. A blog tour is coming in August, and more in-person events are in the works.

Here are The Uninvited appearances I'll be making next month.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 7:00 pm
Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR
Launch party.

Friday, August 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA
Reading and signing with Wendy Webb, M.J. Rose, and me.

Monday, August 31, 2015, 7:00 pm
Annie Bloom's Books
7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR
Reading and signing with Wendy Webb, M.J. Rose, and me.


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