Saturday, May 30, 2015

Katrina Cope

Katrina is a quiet, bordering on shy, person until relaxed with company or after a couple of her favourite reds (Yes, that is all it takes).

She resides in Queensland Australia and is a loyal friend once you pass the barrier. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores. 

She holds a 2nd Dan in Taekwondo, which she likes to incorporate the experience into her stories. When she has enough time away from her writing to commit to training, she will be going for her 3rd Dan. 

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart. During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).  

PS. Do NOT try to scare her in a dark alleyway even as a joke. Just saying!

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Katrina's books:

The Afterlife Series (YA Urban Fantasy)

Fledgling (Afterlife #1)

"The earth as we know it is changing. Each day, unknown forces are taking over the human race. Evil is growing stronger, and innocence is the victim. If
not stopped, the future of humankind is bleak. 

With current protection angels being stretched past their limits, a new wave of protection is being developed. A new breed of angel is being trained to

Fledgling is one of them. She did not ask for this life. After living three short lives as a human, she was chosen. With a mind of an eighteen-year-old, she struggles to adapt to her new life surrounded by angelic rules.

All contact with her past life is ruled prohibited, and romance outlawed. Yet she still finds herself torn between her kind-hearted trainee friend, who has gorgeous blue wings with matching eyes, and the love of her human lives. Her human love is on the verge of either joining the angels or becoming lost to her forever. She is forbidden to intervene. 

Despite her qualms, she is passionate about saving the innocent. Will she be able to place aside her struggles in order to fulfil her passion and new life, or will she become exiled from succumbing to her temptations?"

The Sanctum Series (Preteen Spy Thriller/Sci-fi)

Jayden & the Mysterious Mountain (The Sanctum Series #1):

"When a rich grandfather figure, strangely appears in the dark street, to rescue the young boy Jayden from homelessness, a life better than his dreams has come true. He is taken to a five star hotel - no, actually a school called The Sanctum, camouflaged in the mountains. The students build and operate high tech equipment, including surrogate robots all to fight against terrorism. Or are they?

By the way, you don’t want to annoy Scarlet who runs the general operations of the building. She is one cheeky AI and plays nasty if you cross her."

Scarlet's Escape (The Sanctum Series #2):

"Over a year has passed since Avando rescued Jayden from homelessness. Strange things are happening within The Sanctum, and their movements to fight terrorism are continually being jeopardised. 

Secrets are discovered at Ernest State College. On the surface, they appear to be working for the good side, but what are they hiding? 

What’s up with Scarlet? Has she blown her mainframe?" 

Taylor's Plight (The Sanctum Series #3)


Taylor, the renowned bully of Jayden and his friends, has been acting peculiar. He had disappeared for a couple of days, then reappeared and went on a rampage. 

Meanwhile, Scarlet is having the fight of a lifetime. She is under attack from an experienced hacker. Will she be able to fight them off? 

Mysterious things are found at Ernest State College that have nothing to do with who Dr Ernest is tracking. Brendan, the surrogate, goes on a field trip with Hayley, Liam and Dryden. What they discover rocks Brendan’s world and significantly changes the future."

Eric & the Black Axes (The Sanctum Series #4)


Will the two schools unite to fight the organisers of terrorism, or will the secrets of each school cause them to fight each other? 

What mischief will Scarlet get up to with her new toy?"


Intense Guy said...

Interesting life this person has led! Makes for interesting stories I bet!

Victoria Zigler said...

Yes, she has led an interesting life.

I've read all her books, and they're great reads; I love how she puts some of her experiences in to the stories.