Prospect Genius Writer Publishes First Novel

The Distance Between Lost and Found It’s a proud moment for the Prospect Genius team. Kathryn Holmes, one of our talented writers, is celebrating the publication of her debut novel, The Distance Between Lost and Found, with HarperCollins Publishers. From the author:

The Distance Between Lost and Found (HarperCollins/HarperTeen) is a literary young adult novel about three teens who get lost in the Smoky Mountains. The narrator, Hallelujah “Hallie” Calhoun, is a social outcast following an incident with the preacher’s son six months ago, and getting lost may just be the only way she can find her sense of self and her voice again.

An East Tennessee native, Holmes says this book is her love letter to the Smoky Mountains: “I truly feel like the setting is a character in its own right. In writing this vivid, beautiful, wild, and yes, at times, scary mountain setting, as well as in depicting teens like those I grew up with, I felt like I was paying homage to my home.” Holmes received her undergraduate degree from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, and her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School in New York City. She currently lives in Brooklyn. You can find out more about Holmes and the book (including snippets from advance reviews) on her website, The book is available from HarperCollins in hardcover and e-book form. The Distance Between Lost and Found hits shelves Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Look for it on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, or your local independent book store!