Tribe: The Red Hand (Tribe Series Book 1)

| June 25, 2015

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Tribe: The Red Hand (Tribe Series Book 1)

Long ago, the Red Fever transformed a world full of light and life into a primeval wasteland littered with relics and decaying cities. In time, the scattered remains of humanity gathered into small, warring tribes.

For sixteen-year-old Kestrel Stoneheart, the ghosts of yesterday have little bearing on the future she has worked for her entire life: to join the elite warriors of her tribe and protect her people against all enemies.

But before she can stand beneath the Bone Tree and become a Red Hand, she must first survive the rite of the Kill.

What Kestrel doesn’t know is that the greatest danger lies hidden within her own tribe, a menace that threatens not only her life but the very existence of her people.

Tribe: The Red Hand, is a 35,000 word young adult dystopian story. It is part one of a serialized work, in which each installment moves Kestrel a little farther along an adventurous road of discovery about herself and her world. I can’t wait for you to join the journey!

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Q & A with Kaelyn Ross

Question: How would you describe Tribe?

Kaelyn: I love action movies and books with girls kicking butt! I wanted to write an action-packed adventure story with an exciting female lead. I also happen to be a sucker for dystopian stories, and so Tribe and Kestrel Stoneheart were born.

Q: What inspired you to write Tribe?

Kaelyn: I really enjoy young adult dystopian series such as The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner, so it seemed natural to write Tribe. Hopefully fans of those books will enjoy mine as well!

Q: Why did you choose to serialize Tribe?

Kaelyn: I am sort of a magpie in that I like to investigate shiny new things! For me, I feel a lot more engaged with the story and the characters when I get to have mini-adventures that lead up to a grand finale, like TV shows. Writing this way keeps my inner magpie happy, which makes the story fun and engaging for me and for my readers.

Q: When did you decide to become a writer?

Kaelyn: I think I first thought of it when I was about 6 months old. Just kidding! Honestly though, I’ve been a writer for most of my life. Telling exciting stories is all I’ve ever wanted to do. Life is short and I want to spend it doing what I love. I hope readers have as much fun with my work as I do, because I plan on sticking around for a long time to come!

Q: When will the next installment of Tribe come out?

Kaelyn: Very soon. Writing shorter works allows me to write faster, so my plan is to have a new book out every 3 to 4 weeks! Part two of Tribe is tentatively scheduled for a mid-January release, and I will post updates on my blog and Facebook page. Stay tuned 🙂

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