Kai Strand

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Thanks for your interest in my books and me. I love talking books with readers and hope you’ll share your thoughts on my books by leaving a review and/or dropping me an email. It’s easiest to get a hold of me through my website (kaistrand.com). Perhaps you clicked on my bio to find out things about me, such as I hate to handle raw meat, I’m a wife and mother of four, a compulsive walker, and a Mozart fangirl. But since you stopped by, what I really want you to know is that I love that you read. Readers are smart, quick-witted, and usually good conversationalists—even if it’s only in their head. Introverts unite!

I write middle grade fiction because those are the most formative years of our lives. It’s when we are trying to claim our freedom,
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Thanks for your question. Yes, there is ONE more book in the series. I don't have a publication date yet. Hopefully by summer of 2015.…more
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Release Date for THE MAKING OF A MASTER is Close!

The Making of a Master (Concord Chronicles .5) by Kai Strand We are inching closer to the release date for my novella prequel, THE MAKING OF A MASTER. First, let me share a little about the series this new book belongs too.

I released Day of Reckoning last year. Book 1 in the Concord Chronicles series, Day of Reckoning is about Terra, a quiet, twelve-year-old girl who learns she’s a Natures Spirit named in a prophecy as the only one who can thwart the le Read more of this blog post »
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Steven Stickler Appreciate the friendship--thanks!


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Beth Hi Kai,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket, on your to-read list. Also, if you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .
- Beth


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Cinda Hi, Kai, glad to be friends!

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