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Cristy Watson

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One of my favourite YA authors from my teen years was Robert Cormier.

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I am a teacher and writer living in British Columbia. I host open mic at my local coffee shop and enjoy entering poetry contests. I have worked with a Young Adult population for most of my career and I wanted to help readers find books to enjoy that were both at a level they could manage and that shared interesting and pertinent themes. The Orca Currents and Soundings Series is perfect for this YA audience and I feel privileged to have 'Benched' and 'Living Rough' published by them. I hope my next three endeavours are available soon!

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Cristy Watson Writer's block is a quirky thing. Sometimes, I find the best way through a block is to be in a place where I have no access to pen/paper/computer. The…moreWriter's block is a quirky thing. Sometimes, I find the best way through a block is to be in a place where I have no access to pen/paper/computer. The words always flow best when I can't capture them! I also find immersing myself in the setting I have created, be it a park or a coffee shop, or a school, can also help. I may overhear a conversation that inspires me or I may chat with people and they say something that helps me figure out what my character needs. Being away from the words works wonders for me!(less)
Cristy Watson I think the same thing that one would say is the best thing about being a reader: getting lost in the story! Now that I am published, I would say the…moreI think the same thing that one would say is the best thing about being a reader: getting lost in the story! Now that I am published, I would say the next best thing is having a reader tell me my book is the first novel they ever finished (my books are geared towards reluctant readers). There is nothing so powerful as having a young person find their way into the joy of reading by completing a book you have written. (less)
Average rating: 3.19 · 101 ratings · 28 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Living Rough
3.16 of 5 stars 3.16 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Benched Lib
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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2.33 of 5 stars 2.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014
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Wow! I just hit 100 ratings between my two YA novels. I am thrilled that so many people took the time to add my books to goodreads and took the time to give them a rating. Now if I could get onto my personal blog page I'd add a note, there as well!
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George R.R. Martin
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Joseph Addison
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
Joseph Addison

E.E. Cummings
“Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.”
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