Friends. I started writing this book in 2018. 


My daughter was six. My son was nine. It was the first young adult novel I wrote after completing The Gifting Series, which was a magical series to write. I was operating under the delusion that this must mean ALL young adult novels would be magical to write.

Friends, this story was as stubborn as a herd of mules! Not to mention, I started writing it at a time when my mental health wasn’t great. I was in the throes of some hefty burnout only I didn’t realize it was burnout. I finished the rough draft and then put it in a drawer. Put my whole writing career in a drawer, actually. I needed a break. And when I decided to come back to it, our world was on the cusp of a global pandemic that would ultimately:

  1. Throw my post-writing-hiatus plans out my naive little window

  2. Bring my mental health to a tipping point. This forced me to take some proactive steps that ended up being the very best steps I ever could have taken and in a strange plot twist, righted the plane and got me going as a writer again.

In June of 2021, I released Luka, a companion novel to The Gifting Series. It was my first book release since No One Ever Asked, which came out in 2018. In September of 2021, I followed this up with The Contest. And now … FINALLY, I am able to share this story with the world. This stubborn, uncooperative story that refused to let me go and ended up bringing so much fun and creativity and excitement into my life. I’m so proud of how it turned out. I’m so very excited to share book 2 in September and I’m currently working on the final installment which I hope to release in December!

Until then, here is Book 1. The Fabrication of Eden Pruitt. A story that has taken on so many different iterations before finally, finally, finally sticking the landing. GAH! I’m so excited. I’m so happy. I’m so very thankful for all the people who came alongside me throughout this process.

Dear Reader, I sure hope you enjoy this fast-paced, twisty-turny YA thriller. It’s filled with danger, mystery, and romance! If that sounds like your flavor, its available in paperback, audio, and ebook on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Google Play! Check out the book page for links!

Happiest of reading! May this one keep you on the edge of your seat. 

(Photograph courtesy of one of my amazing launch team members, Hannah!)

The Fabrication of Eden Pruitt

You guys. I am so very very excited to share this with you! Book 1 of a brand new YA series set to release on June 14th!

The Fabrication of Eden Pruitt by author Katie Ganshert

Isn’t the cover gorgeous!? I’ll give you three guesses on who made it. If you’ve been here for the past few months, you probably only need one. Courtney Walsh! And let me tell you, I am absolutely obsessed.

This story is a near-future thriller jam-packed with twists, turns, romance, and intrigue! And it’s officially available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, soon to follow on iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play! Audio will be available as well.

Here is the book description:

Studious and principled Eden Pruitt stepped out of line just once. Unfortunately, that reckless decision ended with an arrest, a mug shot, and two very concerned parents. Now they’re starting over. In Iowa, of all places. On the cusp of her senior year, of all times. The situation is less than ideal but she’ll just have to manage, and without complaint. The change of address was her fault after all, and she isn’t going to make anything harder on her parents, who have already been through enough.

But life in Iowa turns strange fast. Odd things are happening, and Eden has no idea what any of it means. Then she comes home from her first day of school to a ransacked house and the nightmare officially begins. Her parents are missing. She’s convinced something terrible has happened to them. But nobody believes her. Except for a hardened, mysterious stranger who is as dangerous as he is enticing.