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Canadian Novelist’s Book Comes True — Almost!

September 14th, 2020

September 14th, 2020
(https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/14/europe/preserved-cave-bear-scn-scli-intl/index.html)
It would seem that Canadian Author Katie Berry’s debut novel, CLAW is coming true!

An entire prehistoric cave bear was recently discovered in the permafrost by reindeer herders in Siberia, over 8,000 kilometres from Moscow. The ancient predator was found completely preserved, with all of its soft tissues fully intact including all of its internal organs.

Berry’s novel, CLAW also features a prehistoric animal from the past. However, her creature, based on the largest bear ever to exist, Actotherium Angustidens, actually hails from a bit further south of the border than the Siberian animal. Berry’s title creature, along with several other beasts from prehistory come back to life in the novel and wreak havoc on the small interior town of Lawless, BC. Situated in the same valley is the majestic Kootenay Glacier, a magnificent body of ancient ice much like that of the real-life Kokanee Glacier, located near scenic Nelson, BC.

In the novel, after a major earthquake hits the region, strange things begin to happen around the Kootenay Glacier. Complicating things further is a cadre of corrupt characters who would prefer to keep a dark secret buried deep. Suffice it to say that things don’t end well for them, or several other unfortunate souls in the novel.

When asked if the rest of CLAW may come true in the future, the author said, “With global warming already occurring on a tragic scale around the real world and now this amazing discovery happening in Siberia, who’s to say if the rest of the story might not come true? But that being said, I hope not, since if it did, it wouldn’t be very much fun for anybody concerned. I am more than happy to keep the things I write about as fiction, thank you very much.”

Berry’s debut novel continues to sell well, currently pleasing over 9,000 fans worldwide and growing every day since its release late 2019. It continues to receive glowing reviews from those who enjoy a thriller novel that contains a little extra ‘Creature’ in their ‘Feature’.

With two novels releasing this fall and two more next spring, Katie Berry is keeping more than busy. Her next release is scheduled for Halloween, entitled ABANDONED: A Lively Deadmarsh Novel. It is a story of ninety-eight beautiful people celebrating at the Sinclair Resort Hotel on New Year’s Eve 1981 when a power failure strikes at midnight. In the space of fifteen seconds the power returns, but every living soul in the grand ballroom has disappeared, never to be seen again.

Learn more about Katie Berry by visiting her website at https://katieberry.ca

CLAW is a Medal Winner!

CLAW: A Canadian Thriller has just had the honour of receiving the Readers’ Favorite¬†2020 International Book Award for Writing Excellence in Horror Fiction!

It is with great excitement and gratitude that I accept this award. I am so happy that CLAW has had the power to entertain so many people all over the world. I will endeavour to carry this practice onward with my upcoming novels.

Thank you so much to each and every person who has read and enjoyed CLAW. It is You who have made this possible. And it through your support that you have allowed me to do the thing I love most, entertaining you!

Good reads and great health to all!

-Katie Berry

The Final Draw

Hello and thank you for participating in Katie Berry Books Audiobook Draw for the month of August!

The winners for August 29th are:

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Plangfield@XXXXXXXXXXX.co.uk

And thank you to everyone that entered, but didn’t win. Don’t worry, there will be draws in the future! I thank you all for your time and interest.

Good Health and Great reads,

-Katie Berry

The Winners Are in!

The winners of this weeks draw for TWO copies of CLAW: A Canadian Thriller – The Audiobook are:

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Larosaj666@XXXXXXX.com

Congratulations to both of the lucky winners! I will be contacting you shortly.

Next weeks draw will be for THREE copies of CLAW The Audiobook! If you aren’t a subscriber to Katie Berry Books Insiders, then you can’t win!

Enter today!

Audiobook Giveaway and Q&A

This Saturday morning, August 8th, I will be having a live question and answer session as well as an audiobook giveaway on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/katieberrybooks.

This will be the first of four live Saturday morning Q&A/Audiobook Giveaways. I hope you can attend one of them, as I would love to meet some of the amazing people who follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

And did I mention I’ll be talking about the FREE CLAW Novelette releasing in the next two weeks? Initially, it will be Exclusively Available Only to Newsletter Subscribers. Once that has released, a FREE Chapter Preview of ABANDONED: A Lively Deadmarsh Novel will be released, once again initially available only to newsletter subscribers. So make sure to join now!

Please make sure to sign up to my Katie Berry Books Insider’s Newsletter in order to keep up to date on all things CLAW, ABANDONED, and Katie Berry.

Free Audiobook Draw!

For the next month, Katie Berry Books will be holding a weekly draw for a FREE Audiobook of CLAW to be given away to one lucky Katie Berry Books Insider subscriber each week!

If you are not an Insider already, make sure to join! Not only will you get a chance to win a FREE Audiobook, but you will also receive a FREE Novelette from the prequel to CLAW, CLAW: Emergence, arriving in the next two weeks!

Make sure to become an Insider Subscriber today so you don’t miss out on this and other exciting free stories and giveaways!

Zoom Author Reading at Castlegar Library + 12 FREE Copies of CLAW to be Given Away!

Thanks to the Castlegar Library, I am pleased to inform you that there will be another chance to hear a little bit of CLAW read by yours truly on April 22nd from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.

I will be reading two select chapters for you to enjoy. There are no violent scenes or profanity in either of them, so it will be family friendly.

You can use this Zoom meeting link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtcOivrT4tHNU-4DtuFhl38g2Xqc5DAPKJ

Or register via the link in the downloadable PDF below and do it through there. If you don’t have a computer with a webcam, you can use your cell phone to access the reading as well.

After the reading, I will answering any questions you may have regarding CLAW or the self-publishing process. Then at the end of the night, I will be giving away a dozen Autographed Copies of CLAW! All you need to do, in order to (hopefully) win, is log in, and enjoy the story!

Very special thanks to Kimberly Partanen at the Castlegar Library for coordinating all of this, once again.

Once you’ve registered, please remember, the reading begins at 6:30, so allow a couple of extra minutes before hand to log yourself in.

Until then, good health to you all, and I hope to see you there.

-Katie

Reading of CLAW and Self Publishing Q&A at the Castlegar Public Library Cancelled

This event has been cancelled due to the current global pandemic. I look forward to hosting such an event again in the future and greatly appreciate your interest.

In the meantime, I wish all of you health, happiness and good reading until then.

-Katie Berry

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