Beth Cato hails from Hanford, California, but currently writes and bakes cookies in a lair outside of Phoenix, Arizona. She is the author of The Clockwork Dagger and The Clockwork Crown. She shares the household with a hockey-loving husband, a numbers-obsessed son, and a cat the size of a canned ham. You can follow her on Twitter @bethcato.
"This sequel to Cato's amazing steampunk adventure The Clockwork Dagger has all the imagination, treachery and nonstop thrills of the first...Cato and steampunk fantasy are truly an excellent match!" -- RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars) "Cato continues to defy expectations, moving the saga toward an unexpected, heartfelt conclusion, and the revelations about Octavia's abilities are amply rewarding." -- Publishers Weekly "A satisfying follow-up that...offers an entertaining, swiftly moving adventure in the company of Cato's appealing characters." -- Kirkus Reviews "Crown draws just enough mysticism to keep its airship-and-industrialization level of technology superbly balanced. ...[I]t's impeccably paced and compact, making for a potent conclusion to Cato's rousing steampunk tale...self-contained and wholly satisfying." -- NPR Books "[Full] of nonstop adventure ... Cato doesn't stint on the worldbuilding but always keeps the focus on her richly developed characters. Besides the immensely appealing central couple, there is a full cast of allies and villains who keep things moving." -- Library Journal "The sequel to Cato's novel The Clockwork Dagger, this new installment is a fun fantasy adventure as her characters try to uncover what's behind their powers." -- Buzzfeed "A very satisfying conclusion to an excellent duology." -- Barnes & Noble SF&F Blog "A reminder of how to be selfless and loving in a world that wants women clawing ruthlessly for the top." -- She Knows "The Clockwork novels seamlessly combine magic and technology." -- SFRevu "Beth Cato's The Clockwork Crown is a satisfying follow-up to her Clockwork Dagger, each twist of the action pulling me deeper into the story. These are books I'll be recommending to friends, both teenagers and adults." -- Laura Anne Gilman, author of SILVER ON THE ROAD "Cato has a light, playful touch...The Clockwork Crown is just the ticket for readers who like their steampunk leavened with fantasy, don't need physical gymnastics in their romance, want to think about the ethics of healing, and are into sentient botany." -- Kings River Life "Fantasy is so immersed in grimdark now, it's nice to see some beauty now and then. 4 stars." -- Relentless Reading "I didn't realize until now the level of excitement trees could bring into a story." -- Talk Supe