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Courtney King Walker

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Courtney King Walker grew up in Walnut Creek, California building rocket ships and rafts out of cardboard just so she could go to the moon and Niagara Falls. But a trip across the border to Tijuana was as exciting as it ever got.

After being banned from the kitchen after a few too many catastrophes, she discovered a love for writing, music and art, and eventually earned her BFA in graphic design at BYU.

She has lived in St. Louis, Chicago and San Francisco, and now resides in Salt Lake City with her husband and four children where she continues to pursue all things creative, including writing, designing, composing music and baking, with an emphasis on making a killer piecrust.

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Courtney King Walker Hi Chrisan! Of my published books, probably my first one - On the Fringe. Though I feel like I'm a better writer now, there's just something about the…moreHi Chrisan! Of my published books, probably my first one - On the Fringe. Though I feel like I'm a better writer now, there's just something about the memories of writing that first book (sort of like a first love!). But the book I'm currently editing and preparing to submit to editors might be my new favorite! Stay tuned...(less)
Courtney King Walker I read really fast! Also, I'm not a sports person so when the family is watching a game (which is all the time) I'm in there with them but reading ins…moreI read really fast! Also, I'm not a sports person so when the family is watching a game (which is all the time) I'm in there with them but reading instead. Thanks for asking! (less)
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MOLLY PEPPER & the NIGHT TRAIN Cover Reveal

I'm so excited to reveal the book cover and release date for my MG debut, Molly Pepper and the Night Train, now with an official release date of March 13th, 2015 (which just so happens to be Friday the 13th!). Be sure to add Molly's adventure Molly Pepper and the Night Train by Courtney King Walker to your to-read list!
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Published on September 19, 2014 21:53 Tags: adventure, mg, middle-grade, mystery

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“Nothing could be purged without a body—no crying, no exertion, no pills to take away the pain or calm me down. Nothing. Instead, something ballooned inside me until I felt like I might explode. All I could do was sit there and drown in it, wondering why Claire affected me so much, wondering if she always would.”
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“I had the strange desire for a giant butterfly net to catch whatever was out there, as if it could be captured so easily.”
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“What do I want? I want lots of things, just like everybody else. Problem is, we can’t really have what we want, can we?”
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“You know, there are good reasons to learn how to read. Poetry isn't one of them. I mean, so what if two roads go two ways in a wood? So what? Who cares if it made all that big a difference? What difference? And why should I have to guess what the difference is? Isn't that what he's supposed to say?

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Courtney Thank you Lani! It's getting exciting. I'm anxious to read Indelible, too!


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Lani Woodland On The Fringe is coming out soon. I'm excited to read it. :)


Courtney Thanks Jillian! Waiting for a debut release is eerily similar to being pregnant for 9months - except this is more like a 12-month baby. I'm hoping to get some ARCs before the end of the summer. Keep the great posts coming - we all benefit from "thinking" a little more deeply and a little more carefully.


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