Katharine Derrick is a New Zealand writer, writing mainly for children and young adults. As well as having her original fairy tales available through various ebook stores, she has also been published in: Brian Edwards 'Top of the Morning' Book of Incredibly Short Stories, Shortland Publications, Learning Media and as Kathryn Jenkins at www.flash-frontier.com.
She is currently working on a fantasy novel for ages 9-12 and, when time permits, reviews New Zealand children's books and interviews their authors at www.nzchildrensbookreviews.wordpress.com.
The entire household has left for Prince Joe and Princess Christina’s wedding, leaving Filip, the stable master, the gatekeeper and the housekeeper to watch over the royal properties while they are away. But witches arrive, stun the gatekeeper and the stable master, and steal the winged unicorns. With no one to help him, Filip must rescue the unicorns before the witches catch him too.
Having been lost in the Enchanted Forest as a child, Princess Gina is deathly afraid to go back. But her dog, Pudding, is missing and her sister, Maisie, insists that Witch Duff has led him there to test Gina’s courage. Can she summon the courage to face her fears or is Pudding lost forever?
Prince Joe and Princess Samantha have been reading The Book of Secrets and have discovered the whereabouts of the famed winged unicorns. They need rescuing but who will get there first? Who is Chris? And will Prince Joe's sisters jeopardize the mission?
Princess Christina is still trying to come to terms with her mother's death six months ago. In defiance, she ignores her father's request to discuss an upcoming trip to Torca and instead decides to visit The Wastelands, a dangerous, desolate and forbidden land.
“It is near noon in the orchard and small passions of petals are bursting spring into the air. Or perhaps it’s mid-afternoon …” What happens when two sisters, who grew up under a cinder-cone mountain, put their writing talents together? The answer is Scoria—a compilation of short prose pieces, exploring the scoriac “small bubbles and glassy fragments” of life. Authors: Kathy Derrick & Jac Jenkins.
Princess Samantha and Prince Joe have each been sent by their warring fathers on separate missions to retrieve The Book of Secrets. The finder of The Book of Secrets will be able to reunite the two kingdoms into one. Who will get there first? And is everything as straightforward as it seems?