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Kate Milford Books In Order

Publication Order of Arcana Books

The Kairos Mechanism (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bluecrowne (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Greenglass House Books

Greenglass House (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts of Greenglass House (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Boneshaker (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Broken Lands (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Left-Handed Fate (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Kate Milford is an award-winning storyteller that is responsible for books like ‘The Boneshaker’ and ‘Greenglass House’.

+Biography

Kate Milford is a native of Annapolis, MD. She went to South River High School and eventually graduated from Ithaca College. For a very long time, Kate wrote screenplays for the stage.

The work wasn’t very financially rewarding and Kate remembers striving to stay in the game for the sake of the art, though she eventually called it quits in order to write her novels.

The author was pretty fortunate to land a job in an Indie Bookstore. Working in the establishment has given Kate amazing insight into the sales aspect of indie publishing. Kate started out as a traditionally published author. It is a path she has continued to follow, though the author eventually came out with a couple of novellas set in her pre-established fictional worlds and self-published them.

The undertaking had its challenges. Kate’s publisher cheered her on as she undertook the relatively taxing process, though her editor couldn’t directly help her pursue her goals here due to contractual issues.

Kate learned the ropes of self-publishing because of her experience with the indie bookstore. She got to talk to many parents and children and she began to understand why they were drawn to certain books and why they rejected others.

Interestingly enough, Kate believes that the Indie Bookstore has had more of an impact on her approach to presentation than it has had on her writing. Kate has found that the cover art of a book and its font can make all the difference in a reader’s decision to either buy it or ignore.

Having set her sights on writing children’s books, it has always been Kate’s goal to write stories that appeal to both boys and girls. And what she learned at the bookstore was that boys only ever rejected so-called girl’s books because they were designed with girls in mind, not just in terms of the font of the words but the colors used.

Boys generally gave a wide berth to pink books filled with flowery fonts. And upon seeing the manner in which purchasing decisions are made, Kate has worked to cement herself as a children’s writer that appeals to both genders. And she has done this by taking care in the way her self-published stories are presented.

+Literary Career

Kate Milford has been writing for as long as she can remember. When she was in first grade, Kate was named ‘Writer of the Week’, and that saw her declare that she would pursue writing as a professional career in the future.

The author was pretty fortunate to live in a house of storytellers. Both her parents loved writing, and her grandmother would take them all on adventures through the silly little tales she would make up on the spot and tell them.

At the time that Kate Milford decided to start writing novels, she was in-between jobs as a playwright and she was struggling to get ahead. She did not initially intend to become a fiction writer.

Her journey began when she participated in a writing contest with her mother. They both wrote short stories and submitted them for the contest. They both lost. But the concept Kate Milford had created for her short story stuck with her. She decided to expand it into a full-blown novel.

It wasn’t an easy task. She needed to rewrite most of it. Her mother helped, and so did her husband and her friends. As time passed and as Kate kept working at her story, she collected a trustworthy critique group that helped her find her bearings.

Not long after, Kate got her agent and snagged a deal with Clarion, a publishing firm. None of those achievements happened by accident. Kate Milford worked hard to collect her critique group and to land her agent.

But once all the pieces fell into place, and once the editor at Clarion read Kate’s story and loved it, the author’s journey to publishing success began. The first reviews for her first book came in and most of them were positive, and eventually, Kate walked into a bookstore and saw her first book on display.

She admits to weeping somewhat when that last bit happened; when she saw a physical copy of the story she had written in the shelf of a bookstore.

Kate seems to have found her place in publishing as a children and young adult author. Kate loves writing for children because that allows her to impact young minds at a most crucial moment in their development. Kate was an avid reader, and she knows that the books one reads as a child stick with them forever. She wants to be that author that adults reminisce about.

And it isn’t just children that Kate Milford writes about. Because she came from a strong and supportive family, Kate’s books almost always revolve around families. And unlike many of her peers, Kate Milford doesn’t write about kids in families who only ever have adventures when they go off on their own, away from the adults.

Kate likes to involve everyone in the adventure. Though, she has admitted that she works hard to keep her stories simple and free of the dark ideas that sometimes come floating into her mind.

+The Boneshaker

Natalie Minks has always loved automata. The self-operating clockwork-powered devices fascinate her to no end. Then again, Natalie has always had a thing for machines.

Natalie’s curiosity is piqued when Jake Limberleg comes into town. It isn’t just Jake’s ability to make her partially constructed automaton move that has Natalie suspicious. There’s also the vehicle that Jake hides under a tarp.

There’s more going on with the caravan and its healers than meets the eye, and Natalie makes it her goal to unveil the truth behind the medicine show.

+Greenglass House

Milo knows that the Greenglass House will be quiet for some time because there’s rarely activity at the Creaky Smuggler’s inn during wintertime. The innkeeper’s adopted son, Milo expects to spend the next few weeks relaxing.

But then guests begin invading the inn, all of them secretive in nature and bringing with them odd stories about the Greenglass House. The 12-year-old doesn’t know what to make of them, or of the objects that go missing.

Milo knows that a web of mysteries is afoot and he’s determined to get to the bottom of things.

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