Killing Dragons receives Kansas Notable Book Award
At Washburn University, Kristie received a Kansas Notable Book Award from the State Library of Kansas for her science fiction thriller Killing Dragons. The first Gentleman of Kansas gave Kristie her award in a ceremony that recognized the Kansas Notable Authors.
In a KPR interview with Kaye McIntyre, Kristie explains that although the main characters, marine biologist Eva and ex-Navy SEAL Thomas, work with dolphins to fight a sea monster, “ … the book is really about trust. Can Eva trust this new dolphin communication code she’s cracked and trust Thomas, with whom she shares a dark past, to take down the Tylosaurus?” Hear Kristie’s complete KPR interview and learn about other Kansas Notable Books at:
Box Set is out now!
The Order of the Dolphin Box Set Volume One, which contains Books 1-3, is out now!
Isn't the cover beautiful? Thanks to Adam Hall, my cover desiger!
It is available at Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and my Payhip store.
To celebrate, from Oct 30 to Nov 30, you can get 40% off this box set EBook at Barnes & Noble, and have all your adventures with Eva in one place on your NOOK.
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Or visit my Payhip store and get 25% off any of my Ebooks.
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P.S. A KOBO EBook box set promo with 40% off may also be on it's way:)
Dragon Clan e-book is out NOW!
Buy your e-book copy of Dragon Clan today!
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Here's one influential blogger's praise for my newly released Dragon Clan:
“Loved it! An exciting plot enriched with amazing characters and a goal to save mankind! This was an incredible read from start to finish...
Dragon Gold's FIRST Review!
Reedsy has marked Dragon Gold as a MUST READ!
Here's how Reedsy sums up book 2 in the Order of the Dolphin Series: "Eco-thriller with dolphins, a marine biologist, and her friends who are up against a villain and his mega-yacht" --Reedsy
Dragon Gold is on preorder and is set to be released wherever books are sold on July 15, 2021.
Rachel Barnard, an influential book blogger, described Dragon Gold as: thrilling, full of action, high stakes, well-paced and very fun! Rachel says Dragon Gold is more convincing than Jurassic Park! Wow--that's super humbling for this new author! And absolutely TERRIFYING for you, dear reader! Read her full soon-to-be-published review for Dragon Gold (reprinted with her permission-thanks Rachel!) here first:
Dragon of the Sea wins AWARD!
Very exciting news! Dragon of the Sea, the historical prologue to the Order of the Dolphin series, was a FINALIST in the Chaucer (historical fiction) category of the Chanticleer Short Story Awards! It's an honor, a thrill and quite humbling for my first short story to be recognized in this way! Here's the story:
To get your FREE copy of Dragon of the Sea, please visit my BookFunnel link:
Killing Dragons Paperback out now!
Reviews are rolling in, and although many readers claim to ride the Killing Dragons rollercoaster in one sitting, Bonsai only made it a little over halfway through my author proof copy then passed out in the window seat. Poor guy. Hopefully it didn't give him nightmares!
You now have access to the paperback too! Although it is temporarily out of stock on Amazon, driving up prices from other booksellers, it's still available on Barnes and Noble. Get your copy today:)
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Universal Link to pre-order Dragon Gold:
Thanks for reading,
P.S. Dragon Clan line edits are almost complete, and beta feedback on Dragon Gold is in review.
Dolphins and Dragons fans among us!
Here’s what one book influencer and prolific book reviewer in France says about Killing Dragons:
“An absolute crush for this incredible thriller! I really liked the characters and the interactions between them. Eva is mysterious and endearing, Thomas is friendly and discreet, not to mention the adorable dolphin Taffy... Moreover, the heart of the story is absolutely captivating, it is full of dangers, twists and turns, mysteries. I was caught up in my reading until the last page. A real pearl to discover!” –Sentinelle23
Editorial Reviews, Contests and Progress in Publishing
I am so excited ya’ll! Killing Dragons: Order of the Dolphin Book One received a *****five star review***** from Chanticleer Reviews! Here’s what they had to say about my first Science Fiction Thriller:
“A smart, science fiction thriller that will have readers looking twice at dolphins – and scanning the waters for something far more menacing.
Highly recommended.” – Chanticleer Reviews
Scientific Prologue to Killing Dragons is now available to read!
The Scientific Prologue to Killing Dragons was cut from the novel. So, I made my own cover with an image from my cover designer Adam Hall and formatted Hatching a Dragon for your enjoyment. It is posted on StoryOrigin to read for FREE. Please visit the site below to download your free copy. They will ask again for your name and email, but I promise that my email list is integrated. So, you should only receive my newletter letting you know about my new releases one time. Also, as an update, Killing Dragons is back from the proofreader. It's been formatted for ARC and is off to advanced readers. If you would like a copy too, please contact me by email at KristieClark@KristieClark.com. Dragon Gold is under revision between manuscript critique and line editing. Dragon Clan is in manuscript critique. So all three full length sci-fi thriller novels will be coming soon! In the meantime, here is the link to Killing Dragon's scientific prologue:
Thank you for reading!
Sci-Fi Award Judging and Order of the Dolphin progress!
As an update on my Order of the Dolphin series, Book One: Killing Dragons heads to the proofreader February 1st, 2021 and Book Two: Dragon Gold went to the editor for a manuscript critique in the wee hours of this morning as well as to my mom's Kindle. Book Three: Dragon Clan is now a third of the way into its first draft. Killing Dragons should be published in March of 2021.
My mom honored me by beta reading Book One, and she says that it's interesting, but not just because her daughter wrote it. So, that sounds like a strong recommendation! Book One took a decade to write, and Book Two took only a month (written during NaNoWriMo); in fact, Book Two was written so fast that I wasn't sure what was in there until I read through it which I finished doing yesterday. Thankfully, I think it's a good sign that I found it entertaining as it involves a kidnapping (with lots of suspense and negotiations), more monsters, and then a happy ending. Book Three is terrifying so far as it involves tsunamnis and a new dragon! As always, there are bad guys in my books, and the dolphins are truly the stars of the show!
Progress in publishing on all fronts!
Line Edits to Order of the Dolphin Books 0 and 1 are complete!
Twenty seconds can save your life!
Link to get this cool t-shirt which costs only $25 is:
All proceeds go to the Kansas Pediatric Foundation which sponsors the TAP-TAM Early Literacy program which provides FREE books to Kansas children at Well Child Checks from 6 months to 5 years of age. The rural health center in my community is a TAP-TAM site, so buying one of these t-shirts helps rural Kansas kids get more books. The Kansas Pediatric Foundation has given OVER ONE MILLION BOOKS to Kansas children!
Kristie's Top Nonprofits for 2020 Year End Giving
My top picks for charities to support in 2020 include: Predisan Health Ministries, the Roatan Marine Park and the TAP-TAM Early Literacy program. Read more for links to these good works . . .