Catherine Linka

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Catherine Linka

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A passionate traveler, Catherine loves to visit wild landscapes like Iceland, the Amazon, Patagonia, the Arctic circle and the Australian outback. Catherine has seen 6 types of whales in the wild, and lived her lifelong dream when she stood on deck in pajamas and a parka watching orca in Antarctica's Gerlach Straits. She loves writing complex characters facing impossible decisions. 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'd broken her 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 wattpad…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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Immersing in What You Love

A couple years ago, I was contemplating what to write next, so I asked myself how I wanted to spend the next year of my life. We writers immerse ourselves in the world we explore in our stories. Our work feeds off of what we love or what obsesses us.

Writing a book, for me at least, takes a year or two or three. And at the end, there’s no guarantee that book will sell to a publisher.

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High Conflict by Amanda Ripley
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If you're frustrated by how people have become divided and are interested in ways to be part of the solution, this book is an easy, fascinating read. I enjoyed it so much, I then picked up her book UNTHINKABLE about how to survive disasters. ...more
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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
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HAMNET wasn't for me, but this novel about Esme Lennox emerging from 60 years in an asylum was. Great character development and conflict. Not everyone loves the ambiguous ending, but I was comfortable imagining what happened. ...more
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Every time I thought Stephen King was approaching a conventional story, he surprised me. He's a master. ...more
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The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang
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I love books that keep me guessing. When the patriarch is murdered, suspects abound. Great pacing, character development, and setting.
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The Journal of Best Practices by David    Finch
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Again, another book club pick, but one I truly enjoyed. David Finch's willingness to commit to being a better spouse meant studying what worked and what didn't work in his relationship. If only more people would devote time and attention to understan ...more
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Again, another book club pick, but one I truly enjoyed. David Finch's willingness to commit to being a better spouse meant studying what worked and what didn't work in his relationship. If only more people would devote time and attention to understan ...more
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Book Club chose this, but I don't regret a minute I spent reading it. Pink argues convincingly that regret has a function which is to get us to reexamine what we are doing and make necessary changes. ...more
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“Love is confusing. Your heart may race when you’re together, and ache when you’re apart. You will share secrets, and reveal your inner selves. You may feel he’s the only one who truly understands you.”
Catherine Linka, A Girl Called Fearless

“Yates’s face was filled with passion, his twilight-blue eyes brimming with it, and I suddenly longed to feel the way he did, committed to something that filled me with purpose.”
Catherine Linka, A Girl Called Fearless

“Home is about the small things that the people who love you remember.”
Catherine Linka, A Girl Undone

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




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