Christy Quinn


Christy Quinn grew up near the Jersey shore and now writes and lives in South Carolina. She loved college more than high school, but tends to write about the daily trials of surviving those four pre-university years.

Keep up to date on the latest writings at my blog:

Read two short stories that were published online:

Playing the Game

Hot Heat

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Markus Zusak and John Green. I loved The Messenger by Markus Zusak. I first listened to it as a book on tape, which was especially a treat, since the reader had an Australian accent. Of course, The Book Thief, is really mesmerizing and stunningly beautiful. The first book I read by John Green was Looking for Alaska, which is probably still my favorite of his, though I quickly devoured everything else he's written. Both Green and Zusak have a wonderful, tangible way of describing things. I feel like I can reach out and touch the emotions they describe, and I am often nodding while I'm reading, because they have described an exact emotion I've felt in the past. I hope to write that well.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wrote a humorous story in computer class in elementary school, about a pig who had long legs and lived a calm life until a little girl became obsessed with him and had to have him as her pet. The story was called Pigfeet. My teacher read it to the entire class, and I was mortified, but also secretly proud that my story had entertained the class and teacher. I would love to stumble onto that story again someday, but I don't think it's around anymore.
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Where to find Christy Quinn online


A Reunion Story
Price: Free! Words: 12,680. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
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A Reunion Story follows Sam Lancey as he returns home for his 10-year high school reunion. He finds a mysterious list of "to-dos" that remind him who he used to be, and point him in the direction of who he is today.
High School Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,060. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
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Surviving high school means more than getting good grades and dealing with teachers. Journey through four short stories - each a different year of high school - while Kaz, Sophie, D and Tessa overcome bad reputations, stand up to bullies, make new friends, create lasting memories and find out what is really important in life.
Poetic Pause: A Book of Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A collection of 41 poems dealing with life, love, purpose and faith. Some poems are short and some are not so short. There are a lot of questions in the lines, and hopefully, some answers hidden in the words, as well.

Christy Quinn's tag cloud

adventure    band    car accident    faith    freshman    funeral    gossip    high school    humor    junior    life    love    mystery    poem    poetry    purpose    reunion    road trip    romance    senior    sophomore    travel    young adult