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Gina Marinello-Sweeney

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Gina Marinello-Sweeney is the author of The Veritas Chronicles, a contemporary YA trilogy that has been compared to the writing of L.M. Montgomery. 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 work would be available in public libraries. This came true in 2013. Gina is also an avid poet in both the English and Spanish languages. In 2009, she was asked to present her original Spanish poetry at an international literature c
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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.

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Hi, Ray! First off, congratulations on the release of your first book. I know what an incredible feeling that is.

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“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

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“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

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


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