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Kristine Scarrow

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I'm the author of the young adult novels "Throwaway Girl", "If This Is Home", "The 11th Hour", and "The Gamer's Guide to Getting the Girl" (Dundurn Press).

Although I do some freelance writing, editing, and facilitating workshops, writing books is the ultimate for me!

I have a special interest in writing as a healing art and I want others to discover how writing can be a useful tool to help heal and grow. I have the privilege of working as the writer-in-residence at a local hospital as part of their Healing Arts program.

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, I am married and have three awesome kids, two dogs, and a chaotic but enriching life!

You can find me at:
www.kristinescarrow.com

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Kristine Scarrow Never lose sight of your dreams. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a writer. I was a voracious reader and I would sit under trees and…moreNever lose sight of your dreams. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a writer. I was a voracious reader and I would sit under trees and fill notebooks with my (now cringe-worthy) stories. As I got older, I realized that I had never met a writer before and it started to feel like an out-of-reach career path in my prairie city. I went to university and chose a more practical career path; research papers took the place of any creative writing but my interest in writing never waned.

After I had my children, that little voice inside me started getting louder and louder--it was telling me to write again. Once I started, opportunities opened up all over the place; it was as though the universe was supporting my decision. But more importantly, my heart opened up. I was feeding that yearning in my soul again.

Follow that voice inside of you. Don't give up. Whether you write for yourself, for others, for publication or for all three: remain diligent, keep writing and believe in those dreams. (less)
Kristine Scarrow Great question! I had recently lost my dad--he passed away unexpectedly and I found myself struggling with grief, and I wondered how a person with…moreGreat question! I had recently lost my dad--he passed away unexpectedly and I found myself struggling with grief, and I wondered how a person with fewer resources losing the most stable thing in her life, the person she loves more than anything, would cope knowing she had so few options in her life.
I was also intrigued by the idea that we can idolize someone so much (in this case the way Jayce started out idolizing her dad) only to find out that the person who you thought they were isn't really who they are at all, that they have flaws. It's that moment when everything you thought was real isn't. That's a difficult experience and one that I wanted to explore. This is also something that we see with Jayce's grandma.
Ultimately, I wanted to see how an imperfect family might come together and forgive and love one another when it might be easier to walk away instead. (less)
Average rating: 3.42 · 343 ratings · 188 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Throwaway Girl

3.60 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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If This Is Home

3.76 avg rating — 71 ratings5 editions
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The Gamer's Guide to Gettin...

2.92 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2019 — 4 editions
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The 11th Hour

3.16 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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The Gamer's Guide to Getting the Girl by Kristine Scarrow
"Do you ever go into a book thinking, hey this will be a cute and fluffy, possibly humorous read that I'm happy to spend my time with and then come out of it wondering what the heck you were just tricked into reading and why you didn't DNF on chapt..." Read more of this review »
The Gamer's Guide to Getting the Girl by Kristine Scarrow
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I loved the gamer references and lingo used in this story. Overall it was an enjoyable read but I felt like the story was rushed and we got that instalove. Im all for nerdy gamer love stories but th..." Read more of this review »
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"This was a very easy to read book; easy to get caught up in the story and easy to finish. But, it felt more like a children’s novel. Maybe for tweens? Definitely not for high schoolers; my older juniorhigh nieces and nephews might enjoy the story,..." Read more of this review »
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This was an enjoyable read for me as a home cook who prepares almost everything from scratch. Although I don't see myself packing jars for all of the mixes the author presents (I think most are pretty quick to make on the spot for immediate use and w ...more
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In an era of online recipes one may wonder why purchasing cookbooks is relevant. After borrowing it from the library three times in a row, this was one I HAD to purchase. I haven't used so many recipes from one cookbook before--they are simple and ea ...more
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“I hope that when the characters in my novels dream beyond their current circumstance, it inspires the reader to do the same.”
Kristine Scarrow, If This Is Home

“I'm done letting people walk in and out of my life at their whim. It's better just to keep them out altogether.”
Kristine Scarrow, If This Is Home

“Support can come from where you least expect it.”
Kristine Scarrow, If This Is Home

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