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I've had two novels published by Canvas- Monsoon Season and A Long Thaw. I connected with my publisher by having my work posted on here, so I consider myself an Authonomy success story. Thanks to everyone who read and commented since I've been here.

Turns out, getting published isn't the end of the story; it's just one step along the way. I'm workshopping my current WIP here because the writing community has been so helpful in the past.

I've been involved in peer workshopping and have developed a pretty thick skin. Honest opinions are welcome and appreciated.

I'm also interested in genre segregation! I honestly don't mean to offend anyone, but I don't read horror, sci-fi or fantasy. This isn't what i write. I'm not qualified to critique it. I'm having trouble finding straight fiction (that isn't also fantasy or YA).

Contact me at: katiewritesfiction@gmail.com

favourite books

The Bluest Eye, Morrison
The Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver
The Whole World Over, Glass
Flesh and Blood, Cunningham
Girl, Interrupted, Kaysen
Lost In the Forrest, Miller
A Visit From the Goon Squad, Egan
The Condition, Haigh
He's Gone, Caletti

my websites

http://katieorourke.com     http://www.amazon.com/Monsoon-Season-ebook/dp/B007

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my books

Finding Charlie

Katie O'Rourke

When 19 year old Charlotte Howard doesn't return from a party, those who know her best know that they should worry.

It's not like Charlie to stay out without calling. As the hours turn to days, older sister Olivia tries to put the pieces together. She finds a lost cell phone, an abandoned car and an untrustworthy boyfriend she'd never met before who was the last person to see her sister alive. And he's not the only secret Charlie's been keeping.


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Kenneth Edward Lim wrote 19 hours ago

Katie, How are things with you? I have "The North Korean" in full le....

PurpleProse wrote 1 day ago

Thought your pitch was extremely interesting, and thought I'd give yo....

Pippa Whitethorn wrote 1 day ago

Thanks for the comment on Shuffle - I'm really glad you liked it. ....

lizjrnm wrote 1 day ago

I am so honored to be on your shelf!! Thanks for the comments and su....

JosephDavidWilcox wrote 1 day ago

Katie, Thank you for your kind comments and thanks for Backing Alc....

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I wrote 12 hours ago

your short pitch works well, but i think you give away too much in the long pitch. your opening scene is great. the dialogue sounds real and helps to create tension. it's well balanced with narrative and flows easily. getting the beginning right is so important and you do a good job here, creatin... view book

I wrote 1 day ago

now that's how you start a book to keep us reading. have you submitted this to the forum thread 'if i were an agent..."? the rythym of this is perfect, the shorter sentences, fragments and repetition. (something in your bio says you're bad at grammar and i thought this would be a mess. you should st... view book

I wrote 1 day ago

it's so nice to read something on here that doesn't really need any fixing. your prologue is killer and your first chapter kept me hooked. i'll be back to read more. if i picked it up in the store, i'd buy it. (so let me know when it's published.) ok, there is one line i question. "once there, he... view book

I wrote 2 days ago

i read the first chapter and i really enjoyed it. i love all the sensory details you include- the taste on his tongue, the wind blowing the catalogue pages through the open window. i can see and feel everything. your dialogue is believable and interesting. the pace is right, balanced with visual ... view book

I wrote 5 days ago

your short pitch is intriguing. i stumbled through your long pitch. let me take a stab at it. Some men are born heroes—others evolve into them. As a boy I was befriended by ONE of each. Unfortunately I was born a jackass and I’ve only improved marginally since. It ALWAYS felt like Johnny and Saul... view book

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