Gina Marinello-Sweeney

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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

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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

“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.”
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“Icy pillars of serenity, spun from airy mist, entered my quiet vision in echoes of worlds unknown.”
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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.”
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“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.”
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“Even the sublime portal, half of a circlet the color of the first snow, knew their names.”
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Gina Marinello-Sweeney Thank you, Yomi! :) Likewise!


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Yomi Merry Christmas, Gina and a Happy New Year!


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