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Christine Carbo

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Christine Carbo is the author of The Wild Inside, Mortal Fall, The Weight of Night, and A Sharp Solitude (all from Atria Books/Simon and Schuster) and a recipient of the Womens' National Book Association Pinckley Prize, the Silver Falchion Award and the High Plains Book Award. After earning a pilot’s license, pursuing various adventures in Norway, and working a brief stint as a flight attendant, she got an MA in English and linguistics and taught college-level courses. She still teaches, in a vastly different realm, as the owner of a Pilates studio. A Florida native, she and her family live in Whitefish, Montana. Find out more at ChristineCarbo.com.

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Christine Carbo Be bullheaded! I once was on a grueling, difficult and ridiculously long hike in Glacier Park in severe weather conditions with several other people, …moreBe bullheaded! I once was on a grueling, difficult and ridiculously long hike in Glacier Park in severe weather conditions with several other people, and we ended up getting a bit lost. One of the people in the group got somewhat panicked, and I simply took her by the arm and said, “come on, we’re going forward.” Later, another friend who was there with us noticed me doing that and said, “You’re really bull-headed, aren’t you?” I was confused at first because I thought he was insulting me, but then he explained about how he thought it was good that I insisted on pushing forward. Part of that insistence to push forward is what has gotten me published. So, my advice is simply don’t give up, be willing to learn and make adjustments, but most of all, stick to your intuitions about what you think will work and is right for you.

And now I’m going to sound like I’m contradicting myself and say that at same time you’re being bullheaded, honor your insecurities. It’s those doubts and feelings of inferiority that keep you from thinking your work doesn’t need revising, that allow you to learn from those with more experience, that help you advance forward because deep down, you know you can always do better. The two together, although seemingly incongruent, can be a winning team if you’re bullheadedness keeps you going forward, but also guides you in knowing where to draw the line when it comes to the changes and pieces of advice you’re willing to follow.
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Christine Carbo I read a lot, and that tends to inspire me. I also think reading teaches us to be better writers, so it's a win-win.
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“How I admired Natalie for the simple, but hard-won irreplaceable things she’d created and fostered by having a little trust and an ounce of faith in the world. The willingness to take leaps in spite of knowing how fragile it all is, how easily everything can break—how it can fall and shatter like broken glass in an instant.”
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“The trick is to find what you're good at. Plus you can be good at a lot of things...it doesn't have to be one thing. Sharing well-roundedness is just as important. You get my point?
No, honestly, I don't. You just said it yourself. Look around. We're just specks out here in the scheme of things. What does it matter?
I get what you're saying, but it does. It matters what you do with yourself. What kind of trajectory you send yourself on out here
This out here, he gestures to the lakes and the peaks, it's right in our faces that it's billions of years olld. And you're right, each of our imprints seems small against that, but really each one of our imprints is fascinating. And just like those rings in the water that those fish make, we make them too. And what we do reverberates way beyond what you can ever imagine.”
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Christine Denise wrote: "I love your novel! I lived in Missoula for several years back in the 1980's when I was a younger woman. I loved the natural beauty yet grew weary of the winters. The experience has stayed with me..."

Hi Denise! Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Yes, it's very easy to grow weary of the winters here - lots of gray skies for months on end. I graduated from high school in 1983, so I had many friends who went to Missoula for college probably around the time you lived there.

Thanks again for the feedback! You know as an author how wonderful it is to get feedback! Good luck with your own writing endeavors!

Christine


Denise Rago I love your novel! I lived in Missoula for several years back in the 1980's when I was a younger woman. I loved the natural beauty yet grew weary of the winters. The experience has stayed with me, especially Glacier Park. I have only driven through it, never camped there. Thank you again for such a suspenseful, well written and visually appealing novel.


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