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Katja Millay

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Katja Millay graduated with a degree in film and television production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has worked as a television producer and film studies & screenwriting teacher. Her debut novel The Sea of Tranquility was a recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award and was named one of the Best Books of 2013 by the School Library Journal. She currently resides in Florida with her family.


To quote Josh Bennett, "I’m going to say this and it probably won’t sound good or eloquent or whatever and I’m probably going to ramble, but just let me say it, okay? Will you listen?"

Yes? Okay, thanks. Here goes.

So I've been sitting on this for a while now, but it's kind of an open secret so I'll just come out with it.

When I started to write this book, I wasn't even sure it would be a book. I... Read more of this blog post »
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The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
"Gorgeous. Powerful. Flawless. Unforgettable. Breathtaking. Unique. Meaningful. Believable. Enchanting.
Simply, The Sea of Tranquility is so beautifully written that it literally touched my heart :')

It's slow but it didn't bother me at all. Like, th..." Read more of this review »
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"Stunning, phenomenal, marvelous, amazing, I could go on and on, but I think you all have heard it before. This book is excellent, and I mean it. When I give it 5 stars, I mean every single particle and atom of those stars.

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"I hate my left hand. I hate to look at it. I hate it when it stutters and trembles and reminds me that my identity is gone. But I look at it anyway, because it also reminds me that I'm going to find the boy who took everything away from me. I'm..." Read more of this review »
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“People like to say love is unconditional, but it's not, and even if it was unconditional, it's still never free. There's always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won't be happy unless you are ... I just don't want that responsibility.”
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“Daylight won’t protect you from anything. Bad things happen all the time; they don’t wait until after dinner”
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“I wished my mother was here tonight, which is stupid, because it’s an impossible wish.” He shrugs and turns to me, drowning the smile that cracks me every time.
“It’s not stupid to want to see her again.”
“It wasn’t so much that I wanted to see her again,” he says, looking at me with the depth of more than seventeen years in his eyes. “I wanted her to see you.”
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“There's not much you need to know about the world. Except how to use a sword and trust very few.”
Melina Marchetta, Froi of the Exiles

“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”
Jorge Luis Borges

“If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads.”
François Mauriac

“My life is not this steeply sloping hour,
in which you see me hurrying.
Much stands behind me; I stand before it like a tree;
I am only one of my many mouths,
and at that, the one that will be still the soonest.

I am the rest between two notes,
which are somehow always in discord
because Death’s note wants to climb over—
but in the dark interval, reconciled,
they stay there trembling.
And the song goes on, beautiful.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Selected Poetry

“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

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Teryna90 Just wanted to say that I have read your book and I find it extraordinary! It blew my mind! My congrats for your first book, you deserve a lot of five stars and many stunning reviews.


message 49: by Elena

Elena Thanks for accepting!
You blew me away with The Sea of Tranquility so thank you so much for that! <3
I need more books from you to read !


message 48: by Juhina

Juhina Thanks for accepting my friend request! The Sea of Tranquility is one of my all time favorite contemporary books <3 <3. Are you planning on writing any new books? I hope so, I really really hope we get a new book from you!


message 47: by Katria

Katria Hi Katja! I'm planning to reread your story The Sea of Tranquility just to see if it would reveal a new perspective about the characters as well as the whole conflict. :)


♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ Thanks for adding me. Sea of Tranquility is on my list of favorite books of all time:)


Patricia You are amazing! Thanks for accepting! Cheers! :)


message 44: by Derna ~ BiblioBelles (last edited Apr 07, 2013 08:34AM)

Derna ~ BiblioBelles Thanks for accepting, loved your book :)


message 43: by Sammy

Sammy Hey there , I am so glad to connect with you , I was totally mesmerized by your novel , looking forward for your next novel ....
:)


message 42: by Emily

Emily Hi Katja! Thanks for accepting my friend request! I loved your novel The Sea of Tranquility and can't wait to read another one of your novels in the near future! So so great.


Martina ♥ Bookaholic Hy Katja,
thanks so much for accepting my friends request! Hope you're doing fine and I'm waiting for a next book from you :)
Greetings


message 40: by Denise

Denise I am in love with The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay! I'm reading it slowly, to savor each and every word! Can't wait for your next book!


message 39: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Katja.
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I look forward to reading 'The sea of tranquility'.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 38: by Marissa

Marissa Thank you for the beautiful book! I was very moved by it, and I look forward to more of your work ... Best wishes for a long and successful career!


message 37: by Jaclyn

Jaclyn Hi Katja thanks for the friend request and for writing such an incredible book.. I cannot wait for you to write the next one and congrats on gettin a publisher.. I cant wait to hold it in my hands :)


Eleonora Hi Katja, thank you so much for accepting my request! I just finished The Sea Of Tranquility and it completely blew me away. You're amazing!


~Anna B.~ ♥ Hi Katja! Thanks for the friendship. :) I really love your book! Brilliant, awesome, outstanding, epic [~running out of adjectives here.. (; ] storyline! One of my favorite reads this year! Looking forward to read your other works. Keep on writing! :)


message 34: by R.E.

R.E. Hunter Thanks for the add Katja! I loved your book more than I can even express. Thank you for writing such an amazing story :)


message 33: by Autumn

Autumn Doughton Thanks for the friending!! YOU ARE AMAZING! I've been telling everyone I know to read The Sea of Tranquility. It's so beautiful. Can't wait for your future novels


message 32: by Annie

Annie Brewer Megan wrote: "Hey Katja - http://www.rtconvention.com/ - Just sayin'. We have barbecue.........and fountains............and Fred will be there..........................I will keep bothering you. :)"

UGH, that is so unfair! I wanna go! I wanna meet all of you! Boo! :(


message 31: by Katja

Katja Millay Thank you for all of the support! You are all wonderful!


message 30: by Monika

Monika Thanks for the friendship Katja...


message 29: by Megan

Megan Hey Katja - http://www.rtconvention.com/ - Just sayin'. We have barbecue.........and fountains............and Fred will be there..........................I will keep bothering you. :)


message 28: by Aamirah

Aamirah Just voted for the Sea of Tranquility in the goodreads choice awards :)


message 27: by Jee

Jee The Sea of Tranquility is such a perfection! Thank you for writing a truly beautiful story. I loved it so much! <3


message 26: by Melissa

Melissa Katja wrote: "Melissa wrote: "Katja, I saw you have The Prince on your "to be read" list! Can the 20th get here fast enough? I can't wait!!"

Melissa - don't hate me, but I've actually already read an ARC of it!..."

AHHH, no way! Jealous! Anticipating some hot Soren/ Kingsley, Nora/Wes scenes. I'm sure Tiffany Reisz doesn't dissapoint.


message 25: by Katja

Katja Millay Melissa wrote: "Katja, I saw you have The Prince on your "to be read" list! Can the 20th get here fast enough? I can't wait!!"

Melissa - don't hate me, but I've actually already read an ARC of it! Devoured in under two days! Now I need the 20th to get here so I can talk to everyone else about it! Keeping my mouth shut is difficult!


message 24: by Katja

Katja Millay Annie wrote: "LOVE the crap out of you lady!!!!! You're the bestest!!!!! <3"

Right back at you Annie! <3


message 23: by Melissa

Melissa Katja, I saw you have The Prince on your "to be read" list! Can the 20th get here fast enough? I can't wait!!


message 22: by Annie

Annie Brewer LOVE the crap out of you lady!!!!! You're the bestest!!!!! <3


message 21: by Katja

Katja Millay Brittany wrote: "Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I finished The Sea of Tranquility today and... I just can't even begin to express how wonderful and touching it was. Beautiful, beautiful book! Th..."

Thank you Brittany! I'm so happy that it touched you! <3


message 20: by Katja

Katja Millay Gail wrote: "Thank you for the add Katja! Loved The Sea of Tranquility!"

No problem Gail! Thank you so much for reading!


message 19: by Katja

Katja Millay Mariam wrote: "Just finished reading The Sea of Tranquility and it blew my mind. No other way to put it. I absolutely love it."

Thank you so much Mariam!


Brittany ❤ [Biblio Belles] Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I finished The Sea of Tranquility today and... I just can't even begin to express how wonderful and touching it was. Beautiful, beautiful book! Thank you :)


message 17: by Gail

Gail McHugh Thank you for the add Katja! Loved The Sea of Tranquility!


message 16: by Mariam

Mariam Just finished reading The Sea of Tranquility and it blew my mind. No other way to put it. I absolutely love it.


message 15: by Katja

Katja Millay Kristel wrote: "Hi katja! Thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm excited to read "the sea of Tranquility!!!" actually, i'm going to start reading NOW. ;)"
I'm so excited for you to read it! Enjoy!


message 14: by Kristel

Kristel Hi katja! Thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm excited to read "the sea of Tranquility!!!" actually, i'm going to start reading NOW. ;)


message 13: by Katja

Katja Millay Atran wrote: "No need to like my rating. It was such an amazing read and Thank you for giving us that story. Pure Brillance is to describe the story and the author. LOVE ,LOVE ,LOVE IT ........such a fan :)"

Hi Atran! WOW! You just made my night! Thank you so much!


message 12: by Katja

Katja Millay Elaina wrote: "Thanks for the add, Katja. I really enjoyed reading The Sea Of Tranquility and look forward to reading more of your work. The characters from your story really touched my heart. :)"
Thank you Elaina! It means so much to me to hear that! :)


ATran ❤❤❤❤ No need to like my rating. It was such an amazing read and Thank you for giving us that story. Pure Brillance is to describe the story and the author. LOVE ,LOVE ,LOVE IT ........such a fan :)


message 10: by Katja

Katja Millay Annie wrote: "Thanks for accepting my FR!! I am SO LOVING TSOT that I'm planning on staying up ALL NIGHT to finish this masterpiece of a story. I love Josh and I love that you included his POV! I can't wait to g..."

Thank you Annie! I'm so excited to hear that you're enjoying it! I apologize in advance for any lack of sleep! LOL!


message 9: by Annie

Annie Brewer Thanks for accepting my FR!! I am SO LOVING TSOT that I'm planning on staying up ALL NIGHT to finish this masterpiece of a story. I love Josh and I love that you included his POV! I can't wait to get into it and really get swept away by these characters because I love them all already! :)


message 8: by Katja

Katja Millay Missy wrote: "I finished TSOT on Sunday. I've tried to start the next book on my TBR list twice this week and I cannot get past page 8 because really all I want to do is go back and re-read your book! It deserve..."

Thank you so much Missy! Your review was beautiful!


Elaina Thanks for the add, Katja. I really enjoyed reading The Sea Of Tranquility and look forward to reading more of your work. The characters from your story really touched my heart. :)


message 6: by Missy

Missy Harwood I finished TSOT on Sunday. I've tried to start the next book on my TBR list twice this week and I cannot get past page 8 because really all I want to do is go back and re-read your book! It deserves the two biggest compliments I can give: it made me post my first review ever and I actually want to re-read a book for the first time in well over 10 years.
Thanks again for your artistry of words..simply beautiful!


message 5: by Katja

Katja Millay Laura YA indie princess wrote: "Hi Katja thank-you for the add and for the rec Fred gave you. I would love to review TSOT I already brought a copy so I will post my review when its ready!!!! Laura =)"

Thanks Laura! I'll look forward to hearing your thoughts! Happy reading! K:)


Laura YA indie princess Hi Katja thank-you for the add and for the rec Fred gave you. I would love to review TSOT I already brought a copy so I will post my review when its ready!!!! Laura =)


message 3: by Gigi

Gigi Katja, I'm looking forward to reading the finished product. The draft was so entertaining--I loved these flawed characters!


Carrie Can't wait to see the cover for "The Sea of Tranquility"!


message 1: by Fred

Fred Thanks Katja! Look forward to sharing reviews and recommendations!


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