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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 who has visited Iceland, the Amazon, and the Arctic circle, Catherine has seen 5 types of whales in the wild, but no orcas. Yet. 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 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)
Catherine Linka I guess that you two must like to write if you're asking this question.

For me--the best part of being a writer is connecting with readers. When a…more
I guess that you two must like to write if you're asking this question.

For me--the best part of being a writer is connecting with readers. When a reader sends you an email or comes up to you at an event to tell you that your book touched something inside them--that's the absolute best feeling.

I would love it if my book became a best seller or won an award, but I can't control any of that, so I try to enjoy the journey. Now I'm starting to visit schools and that is incredibly fun and exciting and a little scary, too!

Good luck reaching your dreams, and don't give up!(less)
Average rating: 3.75 · 331 ratings · 100 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
A Girl Called Fearless
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 331 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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A Girl Undone: A Novel
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It’s real and surreal: A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS and the sequel, A GIRL UNDONE have been optioned for television by Universal Cable Productions and are now in development. I’ve included the press release at the bottom of this post.

This never would have happened if I didn’t have three amazing people on my side: my literary agent, Sarah Davies who sold the book to St. Martin’s Press, my friend, Dan... Read more of this blog post »
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Langston Hughes
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
Langston Hughes




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