Kathrese McKee

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Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life's difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.

Once upon a time, Kathrese worked as a systems engineer for EDS and various oil and gas companies. Then, she taught Reading and ESL at the middle school level. These days, she edits fiction, home schools her children, and turns a blind eye to the feral dust bunnies lurking beneath her desk. Connect with her at kathresemckee.com.

Mardan's Mark, the first book in the Mardan's Mark series, has won a couple of awards:

Winner: 2014 Novel Rocket Launch Pad Contest, MG/YA Category
Finalist: 2014 Phoenix Ratt

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Thanks so much for your interest in Book 2, aka Mardan's Anointed. I've been working super hard on it (for too long), and I plan to launch it…more

Thanks so much for your interest in Book 2, aka Mardan's Anointed. I've been working super hard on it (for too long), and I plan to launch it late this summer. Meanwhile, I hope you've had the opportunity to read the companion novella to Book 1 called Healer's Curse. Did you wonder what was happening back home in Northern Marst after Srilani and her siblings were kidnapped? There's plenty of palace intrigue going on, and you'll learn more about some of the characters who will be important for the rest of the series.

Also, Mardan's Mark has a new cover that is supposed to be "live" on Amazon on April 5. We will see if they get it up on their site on schedule. After that, Healer's Curse will get a gorgeous cover in the same style leading up to the big cover reveal for Mardan's Anointed.

I'm so happy you enjoyed Mardan's Mark. That's a huge encouragement.

Beware of pirates!

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Kathrese Jojo wrote: "YAY KATHRESE FINALLY!!!!"

Jojo, You are a bookreading machine! I am in awe. By the way, I've been meaning to ask which software you're using to create your book trailers.

Ironically, my middle school daughter is creating a trailer in Windows Movie Maker for Huckleberry Finn today.

Kathrese Jim wrote: "Welcome to Goodreads!"

Thank you. I was so pleasantly surprised by the warm reception, especially from my Twitter followers.

Pretty sure that Goodreads in my new addiction.

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