Catherine Ryan Hyde


Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of 16 published and forthcoming books. Her newest releases are Jumpstart the World and Second Hand Heart. Forthcoming are Don’t Let Me Go and When You Were Older.

Newer novels are Becoming Chloe, Love in the Present Tense, The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance, Chasing Windmills, The Day I Killed James, Diary of a Witness, and When I Found You. Both Becoming Chloe and Jumpstart the World were included on the ALA's Rainbow List, and Jumpstart the World was chosen as a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards.

Older works include the story collection Earthquake Weather, and the novels Funerals for Horses, Pay it Forward, Electric God, and Walter’s Purple Heart.

Pay It Forward was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than 23 languages for distribution in over 30 countries. She is founder and former president (2000-2009) of the Pay It Forward Foundation.

Where to find Catherine Ryan Hyde online


Second Hand Heart Video Excerpt
Three brief readings from the novel Second Hand Heart (by Catherine Ryan Hyde, read by the author), with an accompanying original video.


The Long, Steep Path
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,890. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 and represented by Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
By Catherine Ryan Hyde, the bestselling author of DON'T LET ME GO and PAY IT FORWARD, this entertaining and life-affirming collection of autobiographical stories explores the rewards and challenges of building a happy life of self-knowledge and creative inspiration, from a writer who has been through it all.

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