St. Martin’s Press published Catherine Linka’s duology, A Girl Called Fearless (2014) and A Girl Undone (2015). A Girl Called Fearless was an ABA Indie Next Pick and winner of the SCIBA Young Adult Novel 2014.
For a sense of Linka and her approach to writing, read Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka by Devra Maza on Huffington Post
Linka worked for seven years as a children’s book buyer for an independent bookstore during which time she read hundreds of children’s books. She has participated in more than 300 hours of critique groups, including 75 hours at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she earned an MFA. She also has judged writing contests including the Tomorrow Prize and Adventures in YA Agent Challenge. She brings to the mentorship a strong desire to give back to SCBWI and to help other writers achieve their goals.