Author News & Events 2015
Authors' Fair at the Mark Twain House & Museum,
Hartford CT, Sunday April 19, 10am-3pm
Alongside other Connecticut authors, Kathryn Orzech will be offering and signing Asylum, a dark suspense saga set in Connecticut in 1899 and 75 years later. The story idea was conceived at a dinner party a few blocks away, so Asylum should feel right at home in the neighborhood of Nook Farm. E-book formats available for most devices at online booksellers, visit our Buy Now page for direct links.
Made in CT Expo – Durham Fairgrounds, Durham CT,
Sat & Sun April 18 & 19, 11am-6pm
Saturday April 18th ONLY, alongside other Connecticut authors, Kathryn Orzech will be offering and signing Asylum and Premonition of Terror, suspense and thriller novels set in Connecticut.
This inaugural annual show will feature over 200 of Connecticut's best and most interesting small businesses from unique crafters and artisans to larger retail and merchandise in all categories. A yearly expo to promote buying local and supporting the Connecticut economy with job growth and sales. Learn more about the Expo from Ann Nyberg on Network Connecticut or follow the Made In CT Expo on Facebook.
Attractions. Activities. Food. A fun day for the whole family. Adult admission only $3.
The Book Club Bookstore in Broad Brook, CT
The Book Club Book Store on Facebook.
Book Clubs Ruled this Winter in Connecticut
There is no better way to pass cold, snowy afternoons than to meet new friends—groups of intelligent, clever, and lively women. After reading Asylum for their Book Club selections, author Kathryn Orzech was happy to join the group discussions. "Thank you, ladies. I had a blast."
Author News & Events 2014
"December Chill" Paranormal Book Party on Facebook
Two days of holiday fun, games, and giveaways by authors of paranormal, dark fantasy and horror. Authors and readers met online from across the globe to swap stories and experiences, ask and answer questions—really, really fun. December Chill on Facebook.
Writer’s Digest eBook Awards
Though Asylum didn't take the prize, we want to share the Judge's Commentary:
This entry presents with a creepy yet poignant cover. I was immediately swept into the story and was impressed by the author's talent with story weaving and suspense driven plotting. Very nicely done.
To some extent, the premise is not totally original. However, the author does a great job keeping things fresh as she balances between the past and the present in this gripping thriller. I love the author's voice and she has a real knack for bringing her characters to life. This is no small talent and for that I give her kudos.
The pacing is mostly good, but there are a few sections that could be tightened up. … On the editorial side, there are a few things that could be cleaned up…
Over-all, this novel is a keeper. I enjoyed it tremendously and it was a pleasure to read. … I look forward to reading more.
Judge, 2nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards
18th Annual Southington Holiday Craft Fair at Aqua Turf
A great crowd at the Craft Fair. A shopping tradition where generations find unique holiday gift, one of which was Asylum. Books chosen for specific reader interest make memorable gifts.
"Secrets & Shadows" at Gallery 53
A unique book launch reception celebrates the release of ASYLUM, a dark suspense saga, and the opening of a special exhibit of Urbex Photography featuring abandoned asylums. Author Kathryn Orzech and photographer Robert C. Marsala combine talents at Gallery 53.
Dark secrets of a prestigious family in ASYLUM pair with Marsala's shadows of decaying asylums in this unique book launch-signing and exhibition opening. Sunday Nov. 2 from 1-3pm at Gallery 53, 53 Colony Street in downtown Meriden CT.
See more spooky photos featuring abandoned asylums and learn more about Robert C. Marsala's Multi-Spectrum Urbex Photography at Digital-Infrared.
Visit our Buy Now page for direct links to ASYLUM at favorite book sites offering e-book formats for most devices.
Southington Apple Harvest Festival—
Harvest the Arts
Saturday's rain didn't dampen the interest and enthusiasm of readers at the Local Authors' Corner where Kathryn Orzech introduced her dark suspense saga, Asylum, set in central Connecticut.
The Big-E, Conn. Authors & Publishers Assoc. Bookstore.
Two wonderful early fall afternoons at the Big-E meeting and greeting readers in CAPA's corner of the Connecticut Building. It doesn't get much better than this. With only a couple of copies left on the shelf, Asylum sold out.
E-book of Asylum, a dark suspense saga, begins worldwide distribution at major online booksellers.
See our Buy Now page for direct links to Asylum at favorite book sites offering e-book formats for most devices.
American Authors & Publishers Guild celebrates partnership with R.J. Julia Independent Bookseller.
On Wednesday June 18th, AAPG authors attended a launch party to celebrate its partnership with R.J. Julia, a popular indie bookstore in Madison, Connecticut. And we were there!
Willington Public Library visit and book signing.
We joined members of the American Authors & Publishers Guild at the Willington Public Library in June to help kick off their Summer Reading Program. Thanks Willington for your hospitality and the opportunity to visit your lovely library and introduce books by local authors to your readers.
Asylum, a dark suspense saga. Now in paperback.
We're happy to announce the release of ASYLUM, a dark suspense saga. First written, second published. ASYLUM has everything—family drama, secrets and betrayals, history and romance—taking the reader on a wild ride between creepy and fun. Read more About Asylum.
Asylum … coming soon to a nightmare near you
We're excited to be updating graphics to feature Asylum, a dark suspense saga. Available May 2014. Find the latest release news on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
Author News & Events 2013
Real Ghost Stories from Around the World — Oct. 16
From the archives of her website Dreamwatch.com, author Kathryn Orzech will share several favorite plain-talk accounts of premonitions, and encounters with spirits of family, friends, and even pets returning from the hereafter. Some will make you laugh. Some will leave you chilled.
The author will also read from her psychic thriller, Premonition of Terror.
A Q&A session will follow this spooky, fast-paced hour. If you'll be in central Connecticut, please join us.
Wednesday October 16th, 7-8 pm
Meriden Public Library, Griffin Room
105 Miller Street, Meriden CT 06450
The Big E Sept. 17 & 24
Thanks to all who stopped at CAPA's Bookstore in the Connecticut Building at Eastern States Exposition, where perfect weather accounted for the fair's record attendance. We enjoyed meeting you and talking about Premonition of Terror. (CAPA: Conn. Authors & Publishers Association)
Connections, CT-RWA Member News Cites Premonition e-Book Cover Design Award
Connections, The Newsletter of Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writers of America, August 2013 issue, cited Premonition of Terror for its recent e-book cover design.
The text reads: Kathryn Orzech’s Premonition of Terror received a Gold Star in TheBookDesigner.com's May e-Book Cover Design Awards, top five of 96 fiction entries. Joel Friedlander wrote: "Beautiful job, Kathryn. Franchise (the font) works perfectly here … and the carefully controlled colors do a lot to create a strong atmosphere."
First TV Appearance for Premonition!
Premonition of Terror (left side of screen) was featured on Connecticut Style, WTNH (an ABC affiliate) on July 31. For my out-of-state and international friends, here's a link to the segment titled: Wallingford Writers Community presents Free Artists Showcase. (EVENTS listing below: August 10 Book Signing)
Also featured: Pirates Ransom by Gerri Brousseau and Shards of Light by Sage Fury.
Premonition of Terror
Print Edition Now Available
Premonition is now out in US Trade Paper at 326 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" at these online book retailers: the author's secure Buy Premonition page on CreateSpace (an Amazon company) and at Amazon.com
E-book at most online booksellers for all devices.
JULY 12 2013
KO Books Website Gets Mini-Makeover
With our mini-makeover, we've updated content and added links to favorite online booksellers. And as reader reviews come in, we'll share excerpts on the KO Books Home page.
JUNE 26 2013
Bookmarks and Postcards arrived today. Take a peek.
A super job and excellent service by Deluxa Printing.
JUNE 26 2013
Premonition e-Book Cover Receives Gold Star Award from TheBookDesigner.com
In April, author Kathryn Orzech submitted her e-Book cover design for Premonition of Terror. We're happy to announce it has received a Gold Star Award in TheBookDesigner.com's May e-Book Cover Design Awards. We're proud to be featured among such terrific book cover design winners.
Kathryn Orzech submitted Premonition of Terror designed by Kathryn Orzech. "Premonition of Terror is a paranormal thriller, partly set in Prague, Czech Republic. The Charles Bridge is a recognizable landmark and an important psychic symbol in the story. I found the perfect shot by Frank Chmura that matched what I had envisioned. A radial Photoshop filter makes it more dreamy and coordinates with the look of the book's trailer. Though a graphic designer, I knew nothing about book cover design, so I searched online and found what I needed. Thanks Joel, most useful advice came from you -- about simplicity, color, fonts, resources, etc. I used 123RF.com for the Prague photo. The title font is Franchise from FontSquirrel.com."
Joel Friedlander wrote: Beautiful job, Kathryn. Franchise works perfectly here, with a bit of the constructivist era about it, and the carefully controlled colors do a lot to create a strong atmosphere. Readers should note that Kathryn, as a graphic artist, submitted this cover with a small drop shadow built into the image, and you can see that it makes her cover stand out. ★ See it at: TheBookDesigner.com May Cover Design Awards
JUNE 23 2013
We're now on Pinterest at kobooks
Having so much fun on Pinterest with three boards and several more in development. The first board Book Cover Designs illustrates Premonition's cover development. Stop by to see and repin our pins.
MAY 16 2013
The buttons, top right, link to Twitter and other favorite social media.
MAY 9 2013
View the Premonition trailer. We'll soon be adding music playlists: Author Soundtrack, Kate's Favorite Music and Chase's Playlist. (When Kate's brother Jack hears about this, he'll insist on a playlist, too, count on it.)
Premonition of Terror and KO-Books is on Facebook
Stop by. Say hello. Share with your friends. https://www.facebook.com/KathrynO.author
UPDATED MAY 10 2013
Premonition of Terror, a paranormal thriller
E-book available now at online bookseller sites
Direct links to BUY NOW pages on Release Notes page: Amazon for Kindle, Apple iBookstore, B&N for Nook, Sony for Reader, and other e-book retailers.
Released April 20 2013 — Premonition of Terror, a paranormal thriller with strong romantic elements
Dreamwatch.com, true paranormal experiences, was supposed to be fun—until premonitions from around the world predict the same deadly attack. See About Premonition of Terror for details and links.
Author Events & Signings 2013
August 10 Book Signing, 12:30-2:45pm
Kathryn Orzech be at Local Artists Showcase organized by Wallingford Writers Community at the Sandman Gallery & Frame Shoppe, 14 West Main St. in the heart of downtown Meriden, CT. Look for her psychic thriller Premonition of Terror in the front room area, table #1 near the refreshments. We hope to see you there!
Most of the 20 participating authors will offer books for sale in both fiction and non-fiction genres: thriller, mystery, romance, paranormal, historical, young adult, inspirational, how-to and more. Other art forms will also be displayed and attendees can browse authors' tables during the event. Light refreshments will be served.
Join us Saturday, August 10th from 12:30 to 2:45 pm at The Sandman Gallery and Frame Shoppe, 14 West Main Street, one block east of MxCC Meriden Campus. Free admission and free parking available at nearby lots.
May 2013 Blog Tour:
I'm so excited to be guest posting on these blogs. I hope you'll visit and join the conversation.
See Kathryn Orzech's guest post: Saturday May 25 2013:
Visit Nights of Passion on Saturday May 25 and join the conversation when Kathryn Orzech reveals the real life encounter that inspired the character of counterterrorism agent Matt Chase in the newly released Premonition of Terror.
Nights of Passion, Not just another Romance blog, is written by seven writers and guests.
See Kathryn Orzech's guest blog post (Wednesday May 8 2013):
Writing paranormal thrillers can be spooky. Visit the 7 Scribes blog on Wednesday May 8 and join the conversation when Kathryn Orzech reveals spooky "coincidences" she encountered while writing the newly released Premonition of Terror.
Writing Secrets of 7 Scribes—Secrets, Seven Days a Week is a blog where seven writers of different genres and their guests post writing secrets.