Today I am taking part in the cover reveal for Red Roses by Katie Ward.
Before I get to the reveal, let’s have a look what the book is about as well as links for preordering.
Autumn is stuck in a rut and desperate to escape the fears that bind her to the life she’s grown to hate. Back home and living with her parents after university with a degree that seems to count for nothing, she knows something has to change.
After a chance meeting with a stranger at the beach, she makes the spontaneous decision to move to Dublin to pursue her dreams. However, what Autumn doesn’t realise is that she has just made the decision that will lead to her death.
Following her journey as she seeks to make a new life and find her place in this world over the last three years of her life. Will she be able to make it count?
Red Roses is a compelling and uplifting story that shows the true beauty of life, love and friendship.
Red Roses is due for release on the 31st of October.
Now for the Reveal!
Let’s Get to Know Katie Ward
Katie Ward always knew she wanted to write for a living. However, she was told by her careers advisor that “it might be more appropriate for you to work in a shop”. When Katie didn’t get the grades she needed to get into college, she negotiated a three month trial. After successfully completing the course she secured a place at her first choice university to study Journalism.
After realising she wanted to be an author, Katie moved to Dublin where she worked her way up from receptionist to Executive Assistant at Merrill Lynch. Katie continued to write in her spare time, submitting her short story into the “Do the Write Thing” competition being run by Irish TV show ‘Seoige and O’Shea’. This story was originally written when Katie was 14 after she was inspired by an article in her favourite teen magazine. Katie was the only non-Irish author selected to have her story published in an anthology of the same name which reached 19 in the Irish Best sellers List. Katie was also shortlisted for a competition judged by MAN Booker Prize winning author Roddy Doyle which was run by Metro Eireann newspaper.
Katie currently lives in Devon with her cat (aka ‘Her Royal Fluffiness’) where she sings in a community choir and has recently taken up Archery. Katie’s favourite author has been Roald Dahl since she was a child as she loves the dark edge he brings to his books. On the flip side though, Katie loves Disney, magic, unicorns and a good rom com film at the cinema with her friends.
Cover Reveal Organiser
Thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for the invitation to join in with this cover reveal and for the promotional materials.