Gina Marinello-Sweeney

more photos (1)

Diane M...
1,265 books | 80 friends

Anne
3,037 books | 143 friends

Cambria
662 books | 19 friends

Sarah
1,773 books | 798 friends

Stef
2,266 books | 416 friends

Sarah
1,758 books | 382 friends

Barb
773 books | 450 friends

Katie
1,952 books | 283 friends

More friends…

Gina Marinello-Sweeney

Goodreads Author


Born
The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
May 2013


Gina Marinello-Sweeney is the author of The Veritas Chronicles, a YA trilogy. The first book in the series, I Thirst, received the 2013 YATR Literary Award for Best Prologue from Young Adult Teen Readers. Gina has been writing ever since she was a little girl and turned her bedroom into a “library,” complete with due date slips and a check-out stamp. As her own stories were “checked out” by family and friends, she dreamed of a day in which her stories would be available in public libraries worldwide. Her dream of publication came true in 2013. Gina is also an avid poet in both the English and Spanish languages. In 2009, she was asked to present some original Spanish poems at an international literature conference in Costa Rica. Although una ...more

Popular Answered Questions

Gina Marinello-Sweeney Hi Sarah! While I cannot reveal whether The Abominable Snowwoman herself will make an appearance, I can say that there is a connection between that sc…moreHi Sarah! While I cannot reveal whether The Abominable Snowwoman herself will make an appearance, I can say that there is a connection between that scene and the second book. Consider it to be a bit of . . . foreshadowing. :)(less)
Gina Marinello-Sweeney Hi, Ray! First off, congratulations on the release of your first book. I know what an incredible feeling that is.

You mentioned a group on goodreads .…more
Hi, Ray! First off, congratulations on the release of your first book. I know what an incredible feeling that is.

You mentioned a group on goodreads . . . which one?

I would recommend making use of social media as much as possible. Do you have a twitter account? If not, I would recommend signing up. When making posts, use hashtags as much as possible in order to reach more readers. I also recommend creating an author facebook page and Instagram account.

In facebook and goodreads groups, it is often possible to promote your book for interested members. Look for categories that apply, as well as the rules (ie. Some do not allow promotional posts). Book events at libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops are also popular ways to reach readers. Best of luck!(less)
Average rating: 3.98 · 114 ratings · 52 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
I Thirst (The Veritas Chron...

3.83 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Rose and the Sword (The...

4.21 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Peter (The Veritas Chronicl...

4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

PETER is now available on Kindle!

I am thrilled to announce that Peter, the final book in The Veritas Chronicles trilogy, is now available on Kindle!

To anyone who has been waiting for this format: Thank you for your patience. 🙂

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092HF8N8K
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on April 14, 2021 01:07 Tags: books, kindle, kindle-release, the-veritas-chronicles, ya, ya-books, ya-lit, young-adult, young-adult-book
I Thirst The Rose and the Sword Peter
(3 books)
by
3.98 avg rating — 114 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Gina’s Recent Updates

Gina Marinello-Sweeney wrote a new blog post

PETER is now available on Kindle!

I am thrilled to announce that Peter, the final book in The Veritas Chronicles trilogy, is now available on Kindle!

To anyone who has been waiting for Read more of this blog post »
Peter by Gina Marinello-Sweeney
"Gina Marinello - Sweeney has once again woven a tapestry of beautiful words and images into a story about the relationship between Rebecca Veritas and her friend, Peter. But it is so much more than that, with plenty of intrigue and suspense from her " Read more of this review »
Peter by Gina Marinello-Sweeney
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Peter by Gina Marinello-Sweeney
" Thanks so much for the lovely review, Anna! I am honored. Glad to hear that you enjoyed PETER. "
Gina Marinello-Sweeney rated a book it was amazing
Peter by Gina Marinello-Sweeney
Rate this book
Clear rating
NOTE: NOT the author's review, but taken from 5-star Amazon reviews:

1. Reviewer calls PETER "a fresh take" in its interpersonal development and praises the storyline and writing style. Here's an excerpt:

"I am happy to say this book's plot surprised m
...more
Peter by Gina Marinello-Sweeney
“A single name was all I had.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney
Peter by Gina Marinello-Sweeney
“Sometimes there are moments colored in shades
that glimmer like soft silver light
Like a poem, they bid us on.
Their direction unknown, but clear
Sometimes the color is only dirty gray, ugly,
coarse, unrefined
But it propels us forward,
Because, without it, the silver will not stand.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney
I Thirst by Gina Marinello-Sweeney
" Wow, what a beautiful review!! I'm absolutely honored. :) So glad to hear that you found a kindred spirit in my book. ...more "
Gina Marinello-Sweeney rated a book it was amazing
Peter by Gina Marinello-Sweeney
Rate this book
Clear rating
NOTE: NOT the author's review, but taken from 5-star Amazon reviews:

1. Reviewer calls PETER "a fresh take" in its interpersonal development and praises the storyline and writing style. Here's an excerpt:

"I am happy to say this book's plot surprised m
...more
More of Gina's books…
“Maturity is so often considered to be synonymous with ‘adult.’ But I truly feel that maturity may be defined by the ability to be both an adult and a child.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

“Icy pillars of serenity, spun from airy mist, entered my quiet vision in echoes of worlds unknown.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, The Rose and the Sword

“As for clichés, they’re an illusion. When you think about it, anything could be considered a cliché. It’s when you really bring truth to something that it becomes original…which may," he smiled wryly, "itself be considered a cliché.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Catholic Book...: Introduction 4 31 May 27, 2016 12:10PM  
The Catholic Book...: June 2016 BOTM - Results 7 14 May 29, 2016 06:47PM  
The Catholic Book...: * Links to Discussion Questions 24 22 Jan 31, 2019 03:42AM  
The Catholic Book...: Links to Past Discussions 6 65 Jan 16, 2021 11:38AM  
What's the Name o...: Hyphenated Last Name Authors, Please 24 616 Jan 30, 2021 10:07AM  
The Catholic Book...: * Introduce Yourself 281 313 May 14, 2021 04:27AM  
“The men of the East may spell the stars,
And times and triumphs mark,
But the men signed of the cross of Christ
Go gaily in the dark.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
C.S. Lewis

“As for clichés, they’re an illusion. When you think about it, anything could be considered a cliché. It’s when you really bring truth to something that it becomes original…which may," he smiled wryly, "itself be considered a cliché.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

“And, as I had gazed at my surroundings, at the muted, yet triumphant, colors splashed in joyful serenity over the immaculate stone floor, at the profiles of my fellow parishioners bent in prayer, and finally, up above, at the flickering lights held in a soft gray ceiling like chandeliers in an ancient palace, I realized that my thoughts had been transferred to Someone Else.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

“Even the sublime portal, half of a circlet the color of the first snow, knew their names.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

40378 Catholic Readers — 1553 members — last activity Jun 10, 2021 07:37AM
A group for Catholics to discuss the (Catholic) books they're reading. Please read the group rules before joining and posting. Any promotion of mate ...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 39939 members — last activity 19 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
108184 Catholic Fiction — 642 members — last activity Feb 04, 2021 05:33AM
A community that loves stories which are animated by God, our faith and the Catholic imagination.
58052 Good Books for Picky Teenagers! — 279 members — last activity Mar 25, 2020 02:23AM
SAVING THE WORLD 1 BOOK AT A TIME! This is a group where we get on here and talk about good teen books that don't have any sex scenes or excessive ...more
73265 Catholic Group — 60 members — last activity Mar 25, 2020 02:24AM
This is a group where Catholics and Pro-Catholics get together to talk and to praise Our Lord!!!
114751 Young Adult Book Club — 438 members — last activity Apr 16, 2017 09:55PM
Join if you love to read young adult books! As the club expands (hopefully), there will be more games and such. Invite your friends!
62777 Books, Blogs, Authors and More — 3748 members — last activity 18 hours, 21 min ago
Need a place to advertise your blog? You can do that here. Need a place to advertise your book? You can do that here. Need a place to discuss books? Y ...more
69484 Book Promotions — 2649 members — last activity Jun 09, 2021 09:03AM
Well, it seems there is a group for everything else out there, but not one specifically for promoting books. There are places within groups to do it, ...more
25x33 Catholics — 108 members — last activity May 22, 2020 08:24PM
This group is for anyone who is interested in reading or learning about Catholicism
71740 Christian Fiction Bloggers — 1783 members — last activity 14 hours, 46 min ago
This group is a place for Christian bloggers to share their blogs, giveaways, etc. Everyone is welcome to join (you don't have to have a blog). Plea ...more
More of Gina’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 2: by Gina

Gina Marinello-Sweeney Thank you, Yomi! :) Likewise!


message 1: by Yomi

Yomi Merry Christmas, Gina and a Happy New Year!


back to top