Original from California, Katherine Webber has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Maui and Atlanta but now lives in London. As well as being an established YA author, Katherine has also co-authored two series with her husband, Kevin Tsang: Sam Wu is Not Afraid series and the Dragon Realm series.
Her YA books are Wing Jones (Walker, 2017), Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Walker, 2018) and most recent The Revelry (Walker, 2022)
Katherine joined Nikki Gamble #InTheReadingCorner to talk about the inspiration behind the revelry as well as some of the themes.
About The Revelry
A story of best friends, bad luck and the consequences of breaking the rules in a town built on secrets and superstitions. Growing up in Ember Grove, Bitsy Clark knows better than to break the rules around the Revelry, the mysterious end-of-year party in the woods. So when her best friend, Amy, persuades her to sneak in, Bitsy is full of misgivings.
Misgivings that she should have listened to because it’s after the Revelry that Bitsy’s luck turns and her life starts to unravel. For Amy, it’s the opposite, as if she’s been blessed with good fortune. Soon Bitsy is convinced that the Revelry has tied the two friends together in a curse that only she can break…