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Seeking Mansfield is a 2017 Foreword Indies Honorable Mention in YA Fiction!


Sixteen year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend and godparents' son, Oliver Bertram. If she could just take Oliver's constant encouragement to heart and step out of the shadows, she'd finally chase her dream of joining the prestigious Mansfield Theater.

But when teen movie stars Emma and Harlan Crawford move across the street from the Bertram's, they immediately set their sights on Oliver and his cunning sister, Juliette, shaking up Finley and Oliver's stable friendship. As Emma and Oliver grow closer, Harlan finds his attention shifting from Juliette to the quiet, enigmatic, and thoroughly unimpressed Finley. Out of boredom, Harlan decides to make her fall in love with him. Problem is, the harder he seeks to win her, the harder he falls for her. 
     
But Finley doesn't want to be won, and she doesn't want to see Oliver with anyone else. To claim Oliver's heartand keep her ownshe'll have to find the courage to do what she fears most: step into the spotlight.


Praise for
 Seeking Mansfield  

This debut ultimately weaves an impressive mosaic and is an excellent selection for fans of young adult literature that is heavily thematic or romantic. - School Library Journal

A commendable adaptation of a 200-year-old tale made fresh for a 21st-century audience. - Kirkus Reviews

All the drama of a classic romance, refreshingly set in the modern day. Watson's characters pop, and the tension is masterfully maintained throughout. - Adi Alsaid, author of Let's Get Lost and Never Always Sometimes 

If you love heartfelt, emotional, romantic, witty stories ... you will love Watson's debut. It was beyond swoon worthy! - Kasie West, author of By Your Side and PS I Like You 

In Seeking Mansfield, Kate Watson brilliantly updates Jane Austen's classic Mansfield Park for a modern audience, crafting a fun, thoughtful, thoroughly romantic read. - Rosalyn Eves, author of Blood Rose Rebellion 

Delightfully witty and irresistibly romantic! Kate Watson honors Austen's classic tale while adding a heart and humor that is decidedly her own. - Abigail Johnson, author of If I Fix You





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Eric Smith’s anthology WELCOME HOME, is a collection that explores the emotional complexities of adoption, featuring new, multi-genre short stories from an array of authors.

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Despite what his brother and his sponsor think, Tate isn’t an addict. He has the 30-day chip to prove it. But when his father learns Tate’s been running an illegal card room out of a friend’s dorm to pay off old gambling debts, Tate is cut off. With his family no longer talking to him, his aunt Nora offers him a chance to intern for her political campaign. Juggling school with the intense internship, Tate finds himself buying scratch-off lottery tickets to take the edge off. 

Tate is surprised to find the beautiful and calculating Alex Wolf—his first crush and the girl who taught him how to gamble—volunteering with Nora’s campaign, too. Soon, Tate is more drawn to Alex than ever. Her mind games stick in his head, but her vulnerable, softer side gets into his heart. As tensions rise along the campaign trail, Tate is forced to question whether he’s really addiction-free, after all.


Praise for Shoot the Moon

"Smart writing, complex characters, and high stakes abound--this sharp, clever novel is both fast-paced and heartbreaking." - Brittany Cavallaro, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of The Charlotte Holmes series

"A taut, twisty, thrilling novel about the dangerous decisions we make when we're in pain. Kate Watson writes piercingly about love and trust, about the ties that bind--and the ones that cut deep." - Jeff Giles, author of The Edge of Everything

"Smart, engaging, and edgy, readers are going to find themselves rooting for Tate at every sharp turn!" - Tiffany D. Jackson, author of Allegedly

"Watson's plot will keep readers interested—her narrative twists and turns wildly."—Kirkus Reviews

"A wild journey into the depths of addiction, evoked with such intensity that readers may find themselves short of breath."—Booklist

"Complex, intelligent, and quick-moving. It thoughtfully examines addiction, and the difficult task of overcoming it, through it's complicated but appealing teenage leads." —Foreword Reviews

"This page-turner is an engrossing mystery as well as an exploration of addiction. Teen readers will cheer Tate's coming-of-age and the bad guys' downfall."—VOYA

"Watson effectively portrays a character desperately struggling to control his gambling addiction as it threatens to destroy his life." —Shool Library Journal

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