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King's English Bookshop Update

Hello and first of all, thank you for supporting us during this crazy scary time! If you’re looking for a great read and we hope you are, it’s best to order online right now. We are operating with very limited staff and are working hard to get everyone’s orders filled and out the door. You may not get a response right away but we'll do the best we can to answer everyone as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and good wishes and we love you; truly we are in this together.

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Kathryn Purdie

My love of storytelling began as a young girl when my dad told me, in his own words, the story of To Kill a Mockingbird while we listened to the film score together. Enchanted, I began my own attempts at storytelling, which usually led to home video productions featuring my younger sister as the nerd or maid, while I reserved the role of the glamorous movie star or princess.

In high school, I focused on acting and won first place in monologues at a prestigious statewide Shakespearean competition. When I wasn’t on the stage, I spent my time composing sappy poetry and completing at least ten pages in my journal every night. My author dad edited my school papers and taught me the art of writing. I went on to study acting in college and at The Oxford School of Drama in England. (All that character analysis transferred nicely to writing!)

The writing bug bit me when I was in recovery from donating a kidney to my older brother. I found my old stash of short stories, and the inspiration for my first novel struck. I’ve been writing ever since.

A lover of art in all forms, I also enjoy singing and playing the guitar. My husband is equally artistic. We keep busy raising three rambunctious and creative children.

Burning Glass Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062412362
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 1st, 2016

Burning Glass Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062412379
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 11th, 2017

Crystal Blade (Burning Glass #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062412393
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 15th, 2017