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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: 3.07 · 87 ratings · 25 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Living Rough
3.03 of 5 stars 3.03 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Benched Lib
3.27 of 5 stars 3.27 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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2.0 of 5 stars 2.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
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I met Susan (online) while participating in the first Coffee Shop Author Contest, where I finished a book of poetry I now call, “Poetry from the Pelican”. It was on that site I was able to post about my YA novels getting published. I love the circle of writing – where connections come around again and again! I am so lucky to be part of this wonderful species we call ‘writers’!

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“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
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Living Rough by Cristy Watson
"Poe is a teen with a secret, he and his father are homeless. No one knows, not his friend, not his teachers, no one and Poe spends a lot of time worrying about how he's going to keep the secret.

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"In this book Edgar Allen or as his friend calls him Poe, he and his father are living in a tent hidden away from people. One day when Poe went to school and had to guide this foreign girl around, whom he ended up falling in love with. Later on the..." Read more of this review »
Living Rough by Cristy Watson
"I read this book as part of a project with one of my students. He picked out the book and I thought to myself that this was going to be one of those boring, meaningless books that stands in for a real book. I should have known better as this is an..." Read more of this review »
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