YA | The Pretender | Katie Ward

I’m delighted to be taking part in the tour for The Pretender by Katie Ward with an extract from Chapter Six.

There’s an awesome tourwide giveaway too!

 

The Pretender Katie Ward

France 2000: Two babies are born on the same day just two hours apart – but to very different lives. Isabella is a Princess and heir to the French throne, while Sophia is born into a life of poverty and abuse at the hands of her father. At the age of 18, Sophia runs away from home. That same night, Isabella is also fleeing from the burden of her royal life when she finds Sophia slumped at the palace gates. Amazed by how alike they look, Isabella proposes a daring plot – to exchange their lives for one week.

‘The Pretender’ is an emotionally intense and compelling story of friendship, love and the strange power of destiny.

Available to purchase in digital and paperback formats.

Book extract

 

Katie WardKatie 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.

Connect with Katie Ward

Twitter – https://twitter.com/KatieWWriter

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KatieWWriter

Website – https://katiewardwriter.com/

Giveaway

Win a signed original illustration from Emma Haines

(Open Internationally)

The Pretender Katie Ward

Please note, Jera’s Jamboree/Shaz Goodwin is not responsible for this giveaway.

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Don’t forget to check out the other hosts on tour.

The Pretender Katie Ward

 

Read all posts in the Young Adult genre on Jera’s Jamboree.

Married with two sons in their early 20’s, I love my day job as an Inclusion Lead. I am passionate about early help, expressed not only in my setting but also as a member of Bournemouth’s Early Help Operational Board. It’s an honour to be working alongside others to instigate change and growth.

I’m also passionate about my love of reading, being out in nature and creating with crochet.

I’ve been blogging for seven years at Jera’s Jamboree.

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4 Comments

  1. Shaun Heckles
    September 17, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    Hi my daughter Mavis has just begun to read ‘big girl books’. She would love to have this on her bedroom wall.

  2. Lisa Golding
    September 19, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Wow , beautiful pictures for a little girls room , my Lilly would love this xx

  3. A.E. ADKINS
    September 19, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    This would be a fab addition to the wall of our nursery.

  4. Helga
    September 20, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    Superb

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