Kate O’Hearn is a Canadian author, who was brought up in America. As a child, she and her family made long trips across America, which fuelled her imagination. She describes a particularly memorable event on her website: after a hurricane hit Galveston, Texas, the carnival opposite their hotel has been abandoned, so she and her brothers sneaked out, and had the whole place to themselves, covered with sand, seaweed, and shells from the hurricane. Her books are fantasies on dragons and flying horses.
Kate now lives in England, but her Pegasus books are based in New York. They are an exciting mix of the contemporary and mythology. The series starts with teenage Emily finding that a winged horse has crash landed on top of her apartment building during a storm. It is Pegasus, escaped from an Olympus under attack. The series has plenty of unexpected touches, and is a good and exciting fantasy read.
Finding the books
All in print.
Kate O’Hearn’s website