HISTORICAL, ROMANCE & FANTASY
Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel aged seven & has now sold more than a million books worldwide. Her most recent book, The Blue Rose, moves between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution and was inspired by the true story of the quest for a blood-red rose. Other novels for adults include Beauty in Thorns, a reimagining of Sleeping Beauty set amongst the passions and scandals of the Pre-Raphaelites; Bitter Greens, which won the 2015 American Library Association award for Best Historical Fiction; The Wild Girl, the story of the forbidden romance behind the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales, which was named the Most Memorable Love Story of 2013; The Beast’s Garden, a reimagining of the Grimm brothers’ version of Beauty & the Beast set in Nazi Germany; and The Silver Well, a collection of seven interlinking stories co-written with Kim Wilkins. Kate’s books for children include the collection of fairy-tale retellings Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women, which came second in the Fairies and Folklore category of the 2018 Readers Favorite book awards in the US.