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Saturday, July 11, 2015

#SaturdaySpotlight: Katie Clark & Vanquished!

Good Morning and Welcome!

Today it is with great pleasure I bring to you another Pelican Book Group author, Katie Clark with her book Vanquised, the first in a YA Dystopian "Enslaved" series.

When Hana’s mom is diagnosed with the mutation, she confesses to Hana she doesn’t know what will happen if she dies.  Fischer, a medic at the hospital, implies there is Someone who can help–but religion’s been outlawed. 
Hana embarks on a dangerous journey, seeking the answers Fischer insists are available. But when the truth is uncovered, will Hana stick to what she's been taught?  Or will she join the rebellion and take a stand against an oppressive society?
Vanquished can be purchased at Amazon (Kindle) and at Pelican Book Group in Ebook & Print.

Watch the book trailer HERE!

Excerpt: The door to the stairs is beside the old elevator shafts. I reach out and feel the cool metal doors. They reflect my image back to me, but I don’t pay attention to that. I’ve seen enough of my short blond hair and not-so-tall stature, but I’ve never actually seen elevators before. I wish the doors would open, and I could peek inside. Riding up to the third floor would be even better, but no one has enough electricity allowance to run elevators, not even the hospital I guess.

I make the climb to the third floor without even getting winded, and more manufactured lighting greets me. Long bulbs line the ceiling. These lights are brighter than the lamps downstairs, and they make an odd buzzing noise. I stumbled into a beehive once, and the angry bees buzzed a lot like the lights.

There are so many rooms down the long hallway, I can’t imagine there would ever be enough sick people to fill them all, but then I remember what they tell us about the Early Days. There were a lot more people back then. Now there are so few people I think we could all fit in this hospital together. How would it feel to be around so many people, all the time? Would it feel crowded? I don’t think so. I think it would feel safe.

The hallway is empty, but a faint beeping comes from down the hall. I pass an old desk on my way toward the beeping. A dumpy computer sits on the desk. People still have those?

I pass one door, two doors, and then an irritated voice stops me in my tracks.

“We could give her chemo at the onset to slow things down a bit, and then start the natural healing. The least we can do is to give her a fighting chance. She’s a Middle, after all.” It’s a woman’s voice, coming from the room with the faint beeping. Her tone is hushed and angry.

I look at the piece of paper that’s been tacked to the wall outside the room.

Maya Norfolk.

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Katie began writing novels while still in high school, and she never let her dream die. Today she lives in North Alabama where she works with children, and advocates for childhood cancer charities such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Katie has sixteen books for children and teens published or under contract. She is a member of ACFW and has worked with children and teens for over ten years in the preschool, elementary, and high school setting, and she spends her free time writing and presenting at writer’s workshops. Vanquished is her first novel.
Find out more by visiting her Website, or connecting with her on Facebook, Twitter and GoodReads.

Well friends if you love YA Christian fiction be sure and check out Katie's Enslaved series. Stay tuned too, because we're going to feature each one of these books all the way through!

Hope you have a Blessed weekend!


Tanya Hanson said...

What a great story, Katie. Best wishes for much success.

marilyn leach said...

It looks like the cover art has captured the story and says "pick me up". Good going. Cheers