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Kathryn Ormsbee


Kathryn Ormsbee

Kathryn Ormsbee hails from the Bluegrass State. She grew up with a spaceship in her basement and has gone on many pretend expeditions to the moon. LUCKY FEW is her first YA novel. She is also the author of THE WATER AND THE WILD, a children's fantasy novel. You can find her online at

Kathryn Ormsbee

Books by Kathryn Ormsbee

by Kathryn Ormsbee - Dystopian, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 13+

After Stella’s mom dies by suicide and her brother runs off to Red Sun, the local hippie commune, Stella is forced to care for her sister, Jill. Galliard has only ever known life inside Red Sun. When he’s denied Red Sun’s resident artist role, he starts to imagine a life beyond the gates of the compound. The day Stella and Galliard meet, there is something in the air. Literally. So begin weeks of pink lightning, bloodred rain, unexplained storms...And a countdown clock appears mysteriously above the town hall. With time ticking down to some great unknowable end they’ll each have to make a choice.

by Kathryn Ormsbee - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Performing Arts, Romance, Young Adult 12+

After a shout-out from a superstar vlogger, Natasha "Tash" Zelenka suddenly finds herself and her amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust in the limelight: She's gone viral. Her show is a modern adaption of ANNA KARENINA --- written by Tash's literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich "Leo" Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of the new subscribers and their gushing tweets, but not so much the pressure to deliver the best web series ever. When Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash wants to enjoy her newfound fame, but will she lose her friends in her rise to the top? What would Tolstoy do?

by Kathryn Ormsbee - Family Life, Humor, Social Issues
In the tradition of ME AND EARLY AND THE DYING GIRL comes a hilarious, madcap and quirky debut novel about a group of oddball teens struggling to find themselves when facing their own mortality. The life of homeschooler Stevie Hart gets all shook up when she meets a strange boy, Max, who survived a freak near-fatal accident and is now obsessed with death. He enlists her and her best friend, Sanger, to help him complete his absurd “23 Ways to Fake My Death Without Dying” checklist. What starts off as fun begins spiraling downward when Stevie’s diabetes sabotages her fumbling romance with Max, Sanger announces she’s moving out of state, and then death --- real death --- cuts close to home.