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Katherine Marple

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Katherine Marple has been writing since the ripe age of ten. In her elementary school yearbook, she wrote simply: "I want to be an author when I grow up." She used to spend her summers reading and writing so much that her fingers grew calluses and paper cuts.

At the age of fourteen, "I even took time to bind my first books - murder mysteries, if you'd believe it- with glue and construction paper. I was so proud to see my books like 'real books.' Even now that I have three published books under my belt, nothing will ever top the feeling when I held my first 'bound' book in my hands. It was called: This is Now. It was a little misshapen and sticky... but it was mine."

Katherine Marple grew up in Northern CT, and later in life, graduated to lowe

April 4, 2010
Local Author Releases Fourth Book

Katherine Marple grew up in Enfield, spending much time at the local library reading and writing.

At 20 years-old, she released her first book, "Test," in 2005. Three years later, her second and third books, "Wretched" and "Okay" were released in 2008. A poetry collection was released last year, titled: "These Brief Moments."

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Average rating: 3.69 · 54 ratings · 28 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors

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Deathly Sweet (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 01, 2010 08:53AM
Description: The Prologue to my second book of poetry "Dealthy Sweet- Volume 1"- this one focusing on one chronic disease in particular. It is due out Fall 2010
New Poetry (Poetry)
3 chapters   —   updated May 14, 2009 08:14PM
Description: copyright © 2009 I am going to be including these poems inside my fourth book "The Dragon's Mouth"

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Wretched by Katherine Marple
"Many folks will never become intimately familiar with diabetes, outside of the usual TV commercials, or TV news segments. They might be familiar with conversations on diet, or high blood glucose, or the occasional need to lose weight, but diabetes..." Read more of this review »
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
" I'm glad you felt that way too because I felt like a jerk when I wrote that review. But, I had to be honest about it. "
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Sugar Crash by Elena Aitken
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Hold Still by Nina LaCour
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Caitlin is working through the grief of losing her best friend Ingrid to suicide. She finds Ingrid's journal hidden beneath her bed. She is surprised, anxious, afraid, mostly clinging to the idea that she has one more way of holding onto Ingrid's mem ...more
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Before I Die by Jenny Downham
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I've read a lot of books this week, all similar in their themes. Death, overcoming, moving through grief & finding answers to questions that rarely have one.

I've dealt with death in my own way. I've come within seconds of Mr Reaper multiple times
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Fault Line by Janet Tashjian
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Fault Line is about a 17 year old girl who is trying to make it through her senior year in high school, fill out college applications for her future, launch her stand up comedy career & figure out this relationship thing with the new-comer Kip. K ...more
Wretched by Katherine Marple
"Finally a book with characters that feel real, make decisions that feel honest, and capture the complicated nature of those of us who think deeply about life. I loved this book. I especially liked that the journey with the main character that was..." Read more of this review »
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“Love never comes when you're ready for it... As soon as you're ready for it, it's too late, and it's gone.

Katherine Marple, Wretched:

“So father, close your eyes
and say a prayer for me
Maybe your god will save my soul
Daddy, please close your eyes
say a prayer for me
Ask him to make me whole”
Katherine Marple

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The Seasonal Read...: Summer Challenge 2012: Reading Plans 39 316 Aug 15, 2012 09:20AM  
“But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."

(Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven)”
W.B. Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds

“Love never comes when you're ready for it... As soon as you're ready for it, it's too late, and it's gone.

Katherine Marple, Wretched:

“I don't care if it hurts
I want to have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice when I'm not around
You're so fucking special
I wish I was special ”

“love doesn't hurt so I know I'm not falling in love
I'm just falling to pieces”
Anna Nalick

“Yeah they talk about her
She smiles like shes so tough
She says "hey can you talk a little louder, I don't think my heart is broken enough”
Anna Nalick

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message 25: by Jen

Jen Knox Love your new profile picture :)

message 24: by Jen (last edited May 31, 2010 07:20AM)

Jen Knox i didn't move. but part of the reason we were going to--evil upstairs neighbors--went away. i hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day, Katherine.

message 23: by Christy

Christy Stewart Not at all, I would be interested in reading your other work.

message 22: by Christy

Christy Stewart Well, thank you for the oppertunity to read your book.

message 21: by Jen

Jen Knox It was a good read! I'll be moving soon, too. It's a hell of a thing, moving. Hope you enjoy your new digs :) jen

message 20: by Jaree

Jaree Francis Thanks for accepting the add + I pray that all is well with you, madame

- Jay

message 19: by Jen

Jen Knox Just bought Okay ... I can't wait.

message 18: by Jen

Jen Knox Okay!

Double entendre. Get it?
(*this is why I don't write humor)
& judging from the synopses, I'll relate to much, if not all, of your work. Best, Jen

message 17: by Jen

Jen Knox which of your books should i read first?

message 16: by Lori

Lori I try to send everyone a thank you for just putting my book on their shelf. lol Then I connected my Goodreads page to FB and every time I say "thanks" it appears in FB. After so many in a row I felt my friends were getting annoyed. Now, I say thank you 2 or 3 times a day. :)

I hope you are having an amazing day!!

message 15: by Jen

Jen Knox you are the best.

message 14: by Jen

Jen Knox ...just when i thought it wasn't possible, you proved yourself even more awesome. :)

message 13: by Jen

Jen Knox It's so funny, but I still get nervous every time someone tells me that :) Hope you enjoy the reading & have a beautiful day (don't let anyone get you with the April Fools stuff... I'm still trying to think of some good way to get the husband today)

message 12: by Jen

Jen Knox so true!

message 11: by Jen

Jen Knox Thank you! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on MC. You're an awesome reviewer. I also look forward to reading "Okay". I love the cover.

message 10: by Maria

Maria Hi Katherine, thanks for your comment on my page :) Yes, it's fantastic to get so many great reviews, and you have been a star with all your comments in the Pay it Forward Group, thanks!! I'm just happy people are enjoying the book... and it gives me motivation to carry on and keep writing more. I hope this bunch of new reviews will make more people decide to read it :)

message 9: by Amber

Amber Lehman Hi Katherine,

Thank you so much for ordering a copy of TORN! I really hope that you'll enjoy it! Take care! :)


Katherine Marple Maria wrote: "Click Here for Saint Patricks Day Comments"

Happy St Patty's Day to you too! Corned beef is on the menu tonight. :)

Shalonda Williams I see you got it! :-) I hope that all is well. I look forward to getting your books. Peace

message 5: by Maria

Maria Hi Katherine, great to hear from you. Yes, I got your card, thanks!!
I'm busy preparing to publish two new books soon. I'm still looking for a day job, having been made redundant a while back, but the writing keeps me sane!!
Hope all is well with you :)
Maria x

message 1: by Maria

Maria Great to see you on Goodreads Katherine!

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