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Linda Covella

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Linda Covella’s varied job experience and education (associate degrees in art, business and mechanical drafting & design, a BS degree in Manufacturing Management) have led her down many paths and enriched her life experiences. But one thing she never strayed from is her love of writing.
A writer for over 30 years, her first publication was a restaurant review column, and as a freelance writer, she continued to publish numerous articles in a variety of publications. But when she published articles for children’s magazines, she realized she’d found her niche: writing for children. She wants to share with kids and teens her love of books: the worlds they open, the things they teach, the feelings they express.
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Linda Covella This is always so difficult to answer because I read such a wide variety of genres and books for both adults and children. I get more into character t…moreThis is always so difficult to answer because I read such a wide variety of genres and books for both adults and children. I get more into character than plot (though of course the plot has to be engaging), so if a story includes deeply realized characters, I’ll enjoy it.

But some of my favorite books are:
Louise Erdrich The Plague of Doves
Paula McLain The Paris Wife
Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus
Sara Zarr The Lucy Variations
Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Clare Vanderpool Moon Over Manifest
Neil Gaiman Coraline

Here’s a list of some of my all-time favorite books:
1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
3. 4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
6. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
7. Daughter of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli
8. Bell Canto by Ann Patchett
9. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
10. The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
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Linda Covella I "force" myself to write...anything! Not necessarily the story I'm currently working on, but I look around, maybe something that happened to me that …moreI "force" myself to write...anything! Not necessarily the story I'm currently working on, but I look around, maybe something that happened to me that day, what I'm cooking for dinner, anything to get the juices flowing again!(less)
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Linda Covella ♥♥Mari♥♥ wrote: "Hi, Linda! Thanks for the friend request!! : )"

Hi Mari. Glad to connect!! :-)


 ♥♥Mari♥♥ Hi, Linda! Thanks for the friend request!! : )


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Linda Covella Scott wrote: "Congrats on the deal (if it's what you want).
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Scott wrote: "Congrats on the deal (if it's what you want).
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Scott"


Thanks, Scott! Yeah, I want it :-)


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Scott Pixello Congrats on the deal (if it's what you want).
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