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Most of my time spent at York University in Toronto was as an English major, not the traditional way to graduate with a B.A. in Film Studies but a fine way to get a general arts education. After graduation I headed for Dublin, Ireland and spent the majority of the nineties there in forgettable jobs meeting unforgettable people and enjoying the buzz.

I always thoughts I'd get around to writing in earnest eventually and I began writing my first novel in a flat in Dublin and finished it in a Toronto suburb. By then I'd discovered that young adult fiction felt the freshest and most exciting to me. You have most of your life to be an adult but you only grow up once!

As a writer, I'm naturally crazy about good books – but also good movies and good
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“Love does strange things to you sometimes. It can twist you into saying and doing things that you know you’ll regret and still, you do them.”
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“All people dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the
morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous
people, For they dream their dreams with open eyes, And make them come
true.”
D.H. Lawrence

“If you're feeling bad for any reason, going to the mall always makes you feel worse. It's so glarey and noisy. The stores are full of things you think you might like until you get close and see how stupid they are.”
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“I hate that word boobs. I wish people wouldn't say it, especially girls. It's like calling your own body stupid.”
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“It seemed strange that someone as old as Aunt Sylvia would talk about growing up. In a way I'm not sure i like the idea that you always keep on doing it. It seems sort of tiring. And then, people don't automatically do it right.”
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“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.”
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message 5: by C.K.

C.K. Martin Thanks, Genie! Nice to meet you :)


message 4: by C.K.

C.K. Martin Thanks, Genie. Nice to meet you :)


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 2: by C.K.

C.K. Martin Thank you so much, Amber! You have made my day.


message 1: by Amber

Amber I'm honoured to get to be your friend on Goodreads! I really loved The Lighter Side of Life and Death, you're an amazing author with a true gift, who stands out in the often monotonous teen fiction section. :) I look forward to reading more of your books when I get the time!


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