#Indieapril Author Spotlight: E.K. Barnes

E.K. Barnes

E.K. Barnes is an author of young adult fiction, primarily in the urban/contemporary fantasy and science fiction genres. Her books are geared toward youth and young adults who not only enjoy reading about, or relating to, characters grappling with real-world issues, but revel in stories with a bit of a super-powered edge. For nearly a year-and-a-half, E.K. Barnes owned and operated Scribe Stash, a personalized subscription box service for readers and writers, where she also wrote and edited book, movie, and product review articles. She has been interviewed by Outlet Publishing Group, Double the Books Magazine, and VoyageKC regarding her writing endeavors and her work with Scribe Stash.

E.K. is a member of the Independent Author Network. She is a 2014 graduate of Olathe Northwest High School in Kansas and has been a student at Johnson County Community College, MidAmerica Nazarene University, and Southern New Hampshire University.

E.K. comes from a family of creatives—her brother is a musician with dreams of becoming a film composer, her sister has a degree in graphic design, and her parents both hold degrees in music.
She currently resides in Kansas with her dog, Nikki.

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When the Divine Are Dead

Summary
For fans of the Lorien Legacies, Orphan Monster Spy, and Elephant Run, comes the story of the diviners and their determination to survive.

“You are a survivor,” Bradley’s mother said to him the day his brother was shot. Bradley Chambers has gone through hell. Death has been chasing him since he was five—first with his diagnosis of type I diabetes, followed by the time he was kidnapped by a man who wanted to feed him to a lion. Then there was a car crash that killed his childhood best friend, followed by the introduction of a new friend who would later try to kill Bradley’s five-year-old brother. There was no escaping his curse. He was doomed to experience death and destruction over and over again. When Bradley’s family moves to Indianapolis, he is less than hopeful that the move will do anything to remove the curse. Even with diviners like Serena Lindt and Frank Lantern to keep him on the straight and narrow, Bradley doesn’t see an out. Maybe he’s right. After all, Serena’s been digging for secrets—secrets that could expose them. Will Bradley be able to help save the diviners in time? Or will his presence only make things worse? In this young adult fantasy novel, fourteen-year-old Bradley learns the history of his people. When he realizes their tumultuous past could be far from over, he must bring forth both his confidence and his courage to fend off their enemies.

When the diviners were rounded up and slaughtered in World War II, they were believed by a few Nazi supporters to be extinct. Fourteen-year-old Bradley doesn’t know his people’s existence is that dire of a secret. Not until he reunites with his godsister, who shares stories of the diviners’ rough past and secretive present. Bradley has a few dark stories of his own that he keeps hidden. He’s been targeted before, narrowly escaping death. When their pasts inevitably catch up to the present, the diviners must once again fight for their lives.

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