Setting Collage | The Oaesys Palace

In The Liar’s Crown, we get to see quite a bit of the Palace of Oaesys. This is the primary palace and residence of Meren's grandmother, the Queen, and her twin sister Tabra, who is next in line to the throne. The palace is located in the capital city of Oaesys. It is primarily described as... Continue Reading →

Lark & Owl Author Meet & Greet | Nov 25th

If you're in the Austin area, I will be signing books as my alter ego, Kristen McKanagh(but also with Abigail Owen books available)... November 25th@ 2pm CTLark & Owl BooksellersGeorgetown, TX Totally casual, come and go. Get a signed copy of one of my books, shop for fantastic holiday gifts, and support a small business... Continue Reading →

The Liar’s Crown | Spanish

The Liar's Crown is now available in Spanish! UNA CORONA DE MENTIRAS Una nacida para reinar. Otra para fingir. Como princesa secreta, la segunda gemela en nacer, solo tengo un propósito: sacrificar mi vida por mi hermana. Vivo en el desierto de Aryd, oculta bajo la apariencia de una chica pobre y vulgar, y solo... Continue Reading →

2023 RONE Awards Winner | The Liar’s Crown

I am thrilled to announce that The Liar's Crown is the winner for the 2023 RONE Awards in the Young Adult category!!! The RONE Awards is a contest held annually by the awesome team at InD’Tale Magazine.   Thank you so much to InD’Tale for your always wonderful magazine and awards! Thank you to my editor and team at... Continue Reading →

Halloween Giveaway

I have three goodie bags I'm giving away to three lucky winners. To enter, answer the question on any (or both) of the following social media posts! ENTER ON INSTAGRAM ENTER ON FACEBOOK Each goody bag includes: A skull and flowers tote bag Winner's choice of a signed copy of The Stolen Throne OR The Rogue... Continue Reading →

Buns & Roses 2023 Recap – So Much Fun!

Thanks to amazing and fun readers and event runners and fellow authors, I had the absolute best time at Buns & Roses this weekend! I got to hang out with and talk with so many fabulously wonderful people. As always, just getting to be around other people who love reading and romance books just fills... Continue Reading →

Traditional Halloween “Monsters”

For several years, I've been on a fact-finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween "monsters" including their origins and evolution in folklore, literature, and pop culture. Each year, I research and post about a few more. Here are ALL the posts so far. Click the images for more info on each! What should... Continue Reading →

Author Panel @ VBW

This weekend was the 1 year anniversary of one of my favorite local indie bookstores in Austin--Vintage Bookstore & Wine Bar!.  I was so happy to get to celebrate with them as the moderator of an author panel. I got to pick the brains of these incredibly talented and fun authors (as well as get signed... Continue Reading →

Setting Collage | Aryd

The desert dominion of Aryd is Meren's home in the Dominions series... Having lived near and taken many trips to and through various deserts of the American southwest, I have found myself fascinated with how many different topographies there are in deserts. A recent trip through Death Valley really stuck with me. All the colors. All the... Continue Reading →

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