Kirstin van Dyke
Young adult, sci-fi/fantasy author, Kirstin van Dyke was inspired at age 15 to begin writing "Code Name: Silence". She has always had a fascination with superheroes, superpowers, and has had a lifelong obsession with fantasy and the unknown. It took her three years and nearly ten rewrites before "Code Name: Silence" became the adventure that it is now.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Kirstin showed an interest in art and writing at a very early age. She started to put together "picture books" when she was four years old, and wrote her first story when she was six. When she was in third grade, one of her illustrated books won third place in OPB's "Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest." Ever since, Kirstin dedicated herself to expanding her writing skills into a career. She taught herself art and writing with various textbooks and then took formal art training and writing classes for three years. She wrote "Code Name: Silence" during that time.
While "Code Name: Silence" is Kirstin's first book to go to print, she has written another novel prior to it when she was 12, entitled "The Ghost Wolf." Other novels written after "Code Name: Silence" include the modern fantasy "Amethyst," and a project for November 2011's NaNoWriMo event entitled "My Dad Is a Secret Agent".
"Team: Silence" - the sequel to Code Name: Silence" was published in April 2012 and is Kirstin's second book in print.
Kirstin lives in Oregon with her family, where she continues to write novels, poems, and short stories. In her free time, she likes to paint, draw, and go trail riding on her horse Romeo. Never lacking for ideas and inspiration, Kirstin's dream is to keep creating stories, and put her imagination in writing for other people to enjoy.
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by Kirstin van Dyke
Approx. 72,310 words.
Published on May 4, 2012.
It seems like Kathy and her friends are finally going to live their dream and become superheroes! But they still have a lot to learn. Can Kathy and her superpowered friends trust the man they once considered their enemy - the man code named Silence - to teach them how to fight crime? And when a new threat arises, can they learn to trust each other?
Find out in this sequel to "Code Name: Silence."
Code Name: Silence
by Kirstin van Dyke
Approx. 57,020 words.
Published on May 1, 2012.
Kathy Allen has a talent no one else has - she can walk through walls! While she her friends are gifted with superpowers, they aren’t superheroes. All they have now is a dream of using their powers to fight crime.
When a masked theif, code named "Silence", proves too stealthy to be caught by normal people, Kathy's dream is given a chance to become reality - but it quickly becomes a nightmare.
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