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Catherine Stine’s novels span the range from futuristic fantasy to paranormal to contemporary. Her futuristic thriller companion novels Fireseed One and Ruby’s Fire are both indie award winners. Her paranormal-horror YA, Dorianna won Best Horror Book in the Kindle Hub Awards. Her YA contemporary Heart in a Box is an Amazon Top 100 in Teen.

She also writes new adult fiction as Kitsy Clare (see her separate GR Kitsy Clare page for 18+). Her Art of Love series featuring artist Sienna Karr, includes Model Position and Private Internship.

She suspects her love of dark fantasy came from her father reading Edgar Allen Poe to her when she was a child. Learn more at www.catherinestine.blogspot.com, www.catherinestine.com, and on her Catherine Stine a
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Catherine Stine I don't have writer's block. When I am stuck on a plot snag, I simply wait it out until I come up with a solution. And when I finish a novel draft, I…moreI don't have writer's block. When I am stuck on a plot snag, I simply wait it out until I come up with a solution. And when I finish a novel draft, I always take a break to refresh. That said, I am not as fast a writer as many indies are these days! I am getting faster, though. LOL.

The secret to pushing past "writer's block" can often be to sit down and write. (less)
Catherine Stine Yes, new adult fiction does seem to be holding as a real sub-genre of fiction. NA is targeted for the 18 to 28 year-old audience, though many adults…moreYes, new adult fiction does seem to be holding as a real sub-genre of fiction. NA is targeted for the 18 to 28 year-old audience, though many adults read it too! It got its start with successful NA indie authors, such as Abbi Glines and Tammara Webber, and has been popular enough to attract traditional publishers such as Harper Collins.

Most NA novels so far have been set in contemporary and college settings. As with any growing trend though, the NA market is expanding to new territories--to fantasy, historical and even sci-fi. One constant hallmark is a focus on romance, or the love interest, though the "steam" levels can vary a lot.

I have a new adult series called The Art of Love (written as Kitsy Clare), which is set in the NYC art world with new art school graduates. I am now working on a paranormal historical, set in 1932. So, I would love to see the boundaries of NA grow!

Some say it has taken the place of chick lit, which focused on the twenty-something market. The bottom line is that yes, it is a "thing" but who knows how it will evolve? It will be fun to watch.(less)
Average rating: 3.92 · 972 ratings · 255 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fireseed One

3.92 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Ruby's Fire

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Refugees

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A Girl's Best Friend

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Witch of the Cards

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Spirits in the Water is a new anthology of eleven magical tales by Untethered Realms, masters of fantasy & sci-fi. Take a haunted journey on a riverboat, meet water sprites borne of pennies, preternatural creatures, ancient serpents, and the Lady of the Lake who lurks in dark waters. Experience raging storms and magical rainbow fountains. Water is beautiful but treacherous. To celebrat... Read more of this blog post »
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Private Internship by Kitsy Clare
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I haven't read the first book in the Art of Love series, but that didn't seem to hinder this book at all, to me. In Private Internship, we have Sienna who is a digital artist looking..." Read more of this review »
Heart in a Box by Catherine Stine
"I loved it! Catherine Stine is a new author to me. I was hooked by the mystery if Jose's family. String character development. Interesting plot lines. A great story with an solid ending. Jose is determined to figure out her family background. I de..." Read more of this review »
Witch of the Cards by Catherine Stine
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Fiera has some upsets so she moves and starts working at a tarot card reading shop. Where she starts learning a lot of new a magical things about herself. She also falls in love and makes two new best friends. Loved it. Can't wait to see w..." Read more of this review »
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What a rollicking roller coaster! This was the first book I've read of McKenzie's and I'm so glad I did. Middle grade boys in particular will love this! Sam, the adventurer, Joey, the outspoken and Roger, the timid soul are best of friends. Hiding ou ...more
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“Marisa starts to snoop. I might as well too. It's not often that I get to visit a water pellet company in a freaky refugee nation. -from Fireseed One”
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“The sun, through the filter of the trees, glints green off the cells of her suit, outlines her soft curves. I’m overcome with visions of my father poring over his books, and the wet, verdant forest floor, and newts pausing over toxic yellow candy, and leaves flying up from the impact of Bryan’s body hitting the ground. Another, confused part of me hears my father’s voice calling the refs scum, trash, slime. With flashes of fury at Marisa, mixed with a sad, all-consuming longing that feels dangerously like love, I pluck her hands from my face and push her away. -from Fireseed One”
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“Marisa starts to snoop. I might as well too. It's not often that I get to visit a water pellet company in a freaky refugee nation.”
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“The sun, through the filter of the trees, glints green off the cells of her suit, outlines her soft curves. I’m overcome with visions of my father poring over his books, and the wet, verdant forest floor, and newts pausing over toxic yellow candy, and leaves flying up from the impact of Bryan’s body hitting the ground. Another, confused part of me hears my father’s voice calling the refs scum, trash, slime. With flashes of fury at Marisa, mixed with a sad, all-consuming longing that feels dangerously like love, I pluck her hands from my face and push her away. -from Fireseed One”
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Catherine Stine Lucinda wrote: "Dear Catherine,
I would like to thank you so much for acepting the request and for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded..."


Hi, you too! Catherine


Lucinda Dear Catherine,
I would like to thank you so much for acepting the request and for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded people including authors and readers, writers and book bloggers. I look forward to future book discussions with you.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


William O'Brien Most welcome Catherine - Great to meet you!
Kindest regards, William


message 7: by A. K.

A. K. Fotinos-Hoyer I love hearing about the many experiences people have had with Berlin - it seems like everyone I meet has either visited, or plans to :D It's still a great city!


Catherine Stine Thanks, Rosa!


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Rosa Hello Catherine, thank you for the friend request. Your YA novel sounds intriguing, can't wait to find a copy :)


Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)


Beverly McClure Thanks for the friend request, Catherine. So nice to see you here. :)


W.H. Jr. Catherine;

I noticed that you are an author - but I see no information on your books on this web page. I think it might be good for your books to post something about them at least on your bio.

Just another suggestion and it will not cost you anything. Have you thought about joining The American Author's Association (AAA). They still have free membership. It is a 2,000 plus author organization that can help market your books or at least allow you to network with other authors.

I am the founder of that organization which is now I believe one of the largest writer's groups in north America. Go to their web site and check it out. The new President is a wonderful lady in San Diego named Maria Edwards - contact her and ask about joining.

http://www.americanauthorsassociation...

Bill McDonald


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Ting catherine!!!! so good to see you there.
i just got a book,by Bruno Schulz,well,i dont know this guy but my friend said its ok.so let me see~~



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