I'm already very proud of Noah and Echo, but it always helps when someone else enjoys your writing.  Here are some comments from the judges of the RWA Chicago-North's 2010 Fire and Ice contest. I placed third.

“At the end of the story, I wanted to keep reading. I wanted to see how the relationship between the two characters, Echo and Noah, grows and changes.”

“The scenes were vivid and I was drawn right into each scene. I enjoyed your voice.”

“Vivid style and excellent writing.”

“I have high hopes that one day the rest of it will show up on a book shelf!”

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I updated my playlist for the songs that I listened to while writing Redefining Normal.  Check them out on my playlist page.

Some songs helped with the overall theme like Scar Tissue, Sometimes Love Ain't Enough, Undone, and The End of the Innocence. While others helped with characterization.

The moment I heard Push playing on the radio while taking my kids to the park totally rocked my world. I already had an idea of who Noah and Echo were and I felt like this song was written for them. Don't misunderstand, neither want to physcially push the other around, but they keep pushing each other's limits and neither feel worthy of the other.  

Hope when you hear these songs you think of my characters!

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Welcome to my new website and blog

May 10, 2010 at 10:21 PMKatie McGarry

Hi, I'm Katie McGarry. Welcome to my new website and blog. Check back often or subscribe to the RSS feeds for updates. I am an aspiring author and have written three manuscripts. Look at my pages for more information about me and my manuscripts.

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