Christopher Mannino

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Christopher Mannino holds a Master of Arts in Theatre Education from Catholic University, and has studied mythology and literature both in America and at Oxford University. His work with young people helped inspire him to write young adult fantasy, although it was his love of reading that truly brought his writing to life.

Mannino is currently working on an adult high fantasy series.

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Christopher Mannino just sit down and type, the more you write, the easiesr it gets
Christopher Mannino never give up, and never stop dreaming.
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The Query Mindset

Picture If a writer wishes to break into mainstream publishing, they need an agent, and the way to get an agent is the dreaded query. There are countless websites, courses, books, blogs, and other resources out there to assist writers who are querying. It's a process involving a query letter with a hook, often a few pages that sample  your book, and a LOT of angst. There are entire databases like QueryT Read more of this blog post »
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Fractal takes a lot of twists and turns, while still following the familiar story of a man and a woman falling in love. The sci fi has a classic feel to it, like the original Star Trek or Babylon 5. The two main characters Anna and Varick are well-de ...more
" Five years ago today, on October 8th, 2011, I visited Tintagel, on the coast of Cornwall. The trip was one of the many side excursions during my semester at Oxford, a period that changed my life in many ways. I became stranded in Tintagel, and t..." Read more of this blog post »
" Last spring, I participated in the Young Adult Scavenger Hunt- I'm happy to be back again for this bi-annual event, just in time for Halloween season (a great time for books about Reapers, btw).Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all ..." Read more of this blog post »
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany
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This play, hailed as the supposed 8th Potter story falls flat in every way:

60% spectacle
30% nostalgia
10% substance

I enjoy Potter and have been in theatre for almost my entire life. As both a Potter fan and a theatre professional, I was disappointed.
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The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
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This was a very informative and helpful book to have before and during our child's birth- I really liked that it focused on the partner's role and not just stuff happening to the mom.
" This week's Mythic Mondays focused on Mermaids, but there was just too much for one newsletter- so here's some more interesting facts about these creatures! Or skip below to see how Mothers are like Mermaids! Four fun Mermaid Facts You might Not..." Read more of this blog post »
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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Interesting but not finishing series.

Actual rating was a 3.5
This book was interesting- definitely a peculiar novel. I liked the photos, and the Xmen-like peculiars were included in an overall satisfying way.

The book is very dark, and what bothered m
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Being able to share your dreams or the deepest images in your imagination with others. Stephen King once called writing the only real type of magic. I can put an idea in your mind, without you actually seeing it.
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“Tears welled in her eyes. Tears for the girl torn from her home; tears for the isolation she’d suffered as the only female in a world of men; tears for the doubts circling her heart.
I am alone.”
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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

“Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
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