Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Speculative Fiction Writer Catherine Stine as Kitsy Clare

I have an unusual Speculative Fiction Writer post this week, because my guest is showing us how as writers we can publish successfully in more than one genre.

Young Adult science fiction writer, Catherine Stine is publishing a book this February under her pen name Kitsy Clare. Today I'm helping to reveal the stunning cover and to tell you more about her new, very different novel.

For Sienna, love and art are perilous games. Is she ready to take that gamble?
Sienna is a beautiful, talented artist poised on the precipice of soaring into the glamorous, yet cutthroat Manhattan art scene.
Dave Hightower is a hooked-up, handsome heir to the hippest gallery in NYC, Gallery Hightower.
Erik is the live drawing model with his sizzling green eyes fixed only on Sienna.
Three’s a crowd, so Sienna must make a choice: date Dave and ride the fast track to landing a show at Gallery Hightower and hobnobbing with the art glitterati, or follow her heart and take a chance with Erik, the stunning male model who’s stealing her heart. But Erik has some worrisome secrets, and who in their right mind would make live modeling their career?
Dare Sienna throw away her chances of hitting it big to follow her heart?

Published on February 20th by Inkspell Publishing
Genre: Chik-lit, Romance, Teen Drama/Angst, YA

When Kitsy Clare isn’t creating stories on her favorite Mac Air, she teaches speculative fiction and creative writing workshops. She also loves to draw, travel, read spicy romance, sci-fi and all kinds of thrillers. She divides her time between New York City and her studio in the Catskills, where she enjoys the sounds of birds, bullfrogs and the random coyote. 
Kitsy Clare is the pen name for her new adult romance. She also writes young adult fiction using her real name, Catherine Stine. Her YA futuristic thriller, Fireseed One won finalist spots in both YA and Science Fiction in the 2013 USA Book News International Book Awards. It was also granted an Indie Reader Approved notable stamp. Her YA Refugees, earned a New York Public Library Best Book. Ruby’s Fire, the new companion novel to Fireseed One, is receiving high praise from reviewers. She’s a member of SFWA, SCBWI and CBIG. Find her on her website and blog.

What do you think of the cover? Do you publish in more than one genre or under a pen name? I'm wishing Catherine every success as Kitsy Clare. That's it for this week. Until Monday, happy reading and writing.


  1. I didn't realize that was Catherine!
    So far just one genre for me.

  2. Yay, thanks for the shout-out. It's an excitiing time. Kitsy

  3. Gorgeous cover! Congrats Catherine/Kitsy :D

    I myself have written in several genres, but only published in one. I think I would definitely do different pen names for the others if I did branch out.

  4. Congrats on breaking into a new genre. I also write under two names, one for romance and one for epic fantasy.

  5. Yay for Catherine! It's an awesome cover.

  6. Congrats to Catherine! Love that cover! So sexy and fun!

  7. Woo hoo for Catherine! If I branch into the more sexay, I'd use a pen name.

  8. Woot, woot! I love this cover, and I'm super excited for Catherine.


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