ELLE & BUDDY will be out in Spring of 2015! Check out our new cover! Thank you, Muza!
Muza and I have been collaborating on ELLE & BUDDY for two years. It’s been a wonderful experience sharing this journey together. I hope someday I’ll get to travel to Australia so we can meet in person. You can follow Elle and Buddy on Facebook. We’ll keep you updated on Elle & Buddy’s book birthday.
This blog is changing! The address will be the same but the design will be awesome! A few months ago I bought a book and loved it. eleanor & park by Rainbow Rowell
Whenever I read a book I love I must research the author. When I clicked over to Rainbow Rowell’s website I was in awe. Her site was one of the most beautiful and unique author websites I had ever seen. I felt as if I’d been invited into her home. I found her web designer. Lucky for me Wheelhouse Collective agreed to make this blog look pretty. Yay! We’ve been working together this summer and in August the new and improved KDRausin.com will be revealed. It looks spectacular! I’m super excited! Thank you, Wheelhouse!
My posting schedule is changing from twice a week to once a week because writing novels takes a lot of time! If you don’t want to miss a post simply click on the Follow button at the bottom of the page.
Have a wonderful weekend! Happy 4th of July! Be safe and try some banana split icebox cake! 🙂
K.D. Rausin is a former teacher living in sunny Cape Coral, Florida. MYSTIC, her middle grade fantasy, and Elle & Buddy, her picture book, both feature strong female protagonists who use wheelchairs. Both books were inspired by her daughter, Arielle Rausin.
K.D. Rausin is a former teacher living in sunny Cape Coral, Florida. MYSTIC, her middle grade fantasy, and Elle & Buddy, her picture book, feature strong female protagonists who use wheelchairs. Both books were inspired by her daughter, Arielle Rausin.
Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.
Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously--and at great risk--documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.