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Catherine Linka

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Catherine Linka was almost thrown out of boarding school for being “too verbal.” Fortunately, she learned to channel her outspokenness and creative energy into writing. A passionate traveler she loves to visit wild landscapes like Iceland, the Amazon, and the Arctic circle. Catherine has seen 6 types of whales in the wild, and lived her lifelong dream in January when she stood on deck in pajamas and a parka watching a pod of thirty orca in Antarctica's Gerlach Straits. She doesn’t believe in fate, but she did fall in love with her husband on their first date when he laced up her boots, because she had a broken hand.

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Catherine Linka Thank you, Kimberly. Well, you are a wattpad.com reader, you can find my short novel, SPARROW'S STORY: A GIRL DEFIANT. ( If you've never tried…moreThank you, Kimberly. Well, you are a wattpad.com reader, you can find my short novel, SPARROW'S STORY: A GIRL DEFIANT. ( If you've never tried wattpad, it's free and easy to sign up) Since we barely got to know Sparrow in A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS, this story sheds some light on why she did what she did. The other project I've been working on is consulting with the production team on a tv series for Fearless. The pilot script is being written now and with luck, the team will sell it to a network. Fingers crossed! I hope you like A GIRL UNDONE. I love how much Avie grows in this book! Happy Reading!(less)
Catherine Linka Like most writers, especially YA writers, there are so many, many people to thank that we write long acknowledgements and include them in our novels.…moreLike most writers, especially YA writers, there are so many, many people to thank that we write long acknowledgements and include them in our novels. In A Girl Called Fearless, mine is three pages long, because I had to include my writing mentors, my friends who cheered me on and everyone at St. Martin's who made the book a reality.

You'll see when you publish your book how many people you'll feel grateful to.(less)
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Last year, many of us debut authors freaked when bloggers reviewed our books and tweeted reviews with a big DNF or did not finish. It’s scary, because we know some readers will see that and think DNF means “this book is so bad I could not force myself to get through it.”

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I find it hard to resist stories about art forgery or theft, so I tossed my other reading aside to pick up The Last Painting of Sara de Vos. Still I was a little hesitant, because the story is told in three time periods and locations --1600's Holland ...more
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Confession--I teared up --a lot--reading Orbiting Jupiter.

I'd resisted reading this book after seeing a brief description. Eighth grade boy who has a daughter? But within a few pages, Schmidt's vivid portrait of the main character and the family tha
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location: Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmina, Escondido, CA, The United States
description: Teen Book Club discussion of A Girl Called Fearless, and burritos!
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My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul
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Some reviewers say My Kind of Crazy is great for John Green fans. And I can see the comparison with Paper Towns--boy determined to save a girl who is mysterious and struggling-- but I like the characters in My Kind of Crazy more.

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“Chess players do not care about the pawns. They sacrifice the least powerful so they can hold on to their power.Your leaders play chess with your lives,but what the world does not yet know is that someone else whispers the moves as they play...”
Catherine Linka, A Girl Called Fearless

“Says Juliet

love wields the scissors
love is the escape
love blows through pinholes
love refuses to die

love holds its breathe though the absence of oxygen
love defines the weight of the pillow
slips free of the knot

love builds a fire out of hope
love climbs a rope of maybe
love trusts the grappling hook to hold

let the world
tell us no
love is the rusted fire escape
that shouldn't support our weight
but does”
Catherine Linka, A Girl Called Fearless

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“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
Langston Hughes




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