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Christa Polkinhorn
Works at Bookworm Press
Attended University of California, San Diego
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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"Don't ever do anything through affectation or to make people like you or through imitation or for the pleasure of contradicting." It was
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Für die deutschsprachigen Leser, die es noch nicht wissen: das zweite Buch meiner Familienportrait-Trilogie ist nun ebenfalls auf Deutsch erhältlich, als eBook und, seit kurzem, auch als Taschenbuch. Kurzbeschreibung: Für d...
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GREAT DEAL! Just in time for the Holidays!
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I'm staying in Switzerland at my second home for a while. My nephew had an important birthday and his niece, my great-niece, organized a wonderful trip for the family to an old castle in the Piedmont region, Italy, just south...
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One Tiny Secret by T.A. Kunz My rating: 4 of 5 stars Intriguing YA romantic/mystery: Dani is overly supervised by her father, the local sheriff – making her life a prosaic event where she seems to ‘ache’ for a chance to be re...
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A trip into the past
I fell in love with the small town of El Segundo, a community with plenty of free street parking (hard to find anywhere in California) with a great choice of restaurants, bars, small stores. This town invites you to take a le...
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He was a legend! RIP Udo Jürgens.
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Eine Bilderreise zu Der Steinmetz und die Malerin. Bilder, die mich beim Schreiben des Romans inspiriert haben. Gemälde von Harry Polkinhorn. Das unfertige Bild, mit dem sich Karla Bocellli, die Protagonistin des Werks abmüht. Es wird zum Leitmotiv des Buchs. Locarno, eine Stadt im Tessin, ...
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Author/Translator
Skills
Writing, Translating
Employment
  • Bookworm Press
    Author/Translator, present
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Currently
Los Angeles, CA
Previously
Malibu, CA - San Diego, CA - New York, NY - Vermont, MA - Zurich, Switzerland - Wettswil, Switzerland - Cusco, Peru
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Author of fiction and poetry, translator of English to German, lover of life, red wine, and dark chocolate
Introduction
Born and raised in Switzerland, Christa Polkinhorn has always had a desire to explore the world outside of her beautiful but tiny country. As a young woman, she traveled through Europe, came to the United States on an exchange program, and ended up staying. Her travels led her to China and Japan as well as South America. She studied literature and linguistics in Zurich and California. Now, she lives and works as writer and translator in southern California and divides her time between the United States and her native Switzerland. The tension and excitement this "double life" creates informs her literary work. Most of her novels take place in several countries. Aside from writing and traveling, Christa is an avid reader, a lover of the arts and dark chocolate. Christa has published three novels, AN UNCOMMON FAMILY, LOVE OF A STONEMASON, and EMILIA as well as a collection of poems, PATH OF FIRE. Her novel "An Uncommon Family" is available in German under the title, EINE UNGEWÖHNLICHE FAMILIE.
Education
  • University of California, San Diego
    B. A. English
  • Coleman College
    B. S. Computer Science
  • University of Zurich
    English & German Literature & Linguistics, Art History
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The Bard Amidst all the hype and hoopla about the newest trashy novel and blockbuster movie, it has become obvious, once again, that it is n

Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo, California, with the Mighty Wurlitzer...
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I fell in love with the small town of El Segundo, a community with plenty of free street parking (hard to find anywhere in California) with

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An Uncommon Family (Family Portrait, Book 1)
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A chance meeting between a middle-aged woman, a widower, and a semi-orphaned child in the city of Zurich, Switzerland, brings together three

A visit to Switzerland and a celebration at the Castello di Pavone in Pi...
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I'm staying in Switzerland at my second home for a while. My nephew had an important birthday and his niece, my great-niece, organized a won

WIP is at the editor - what now?
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I just sent off my WIP, The Italian Sister, to the editor. It's a great feeling to have the manuscript I have been laboring over out of my h

FAMILY PORTRAIT (Boxed Set)|Kindle Edition|Christa Polkinhorn|Readers in...
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The FAMILY PORTRAIT trilogy follows the life of two artists—a painter and a stonemason— and their families as they try to keep the flame of

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A 1511 edition of Dürer's Apocalypsis (The Apocalypse) is just one of the many literary and artistic achievements in Marks of Genius: Treasu

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Mystery, Thriller, or Suspense?
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I am working on my WIP with the title The Italian Sister. It started out as a family drama, but on the way, it developed into a .... and tha

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I’m working on two novels that take place on vineyards, the first one on a vineyard in Tuscany and the second one on a vineyard in the Paso

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Born and raised in Switzerland, I have always had the desire to explore the world outside of my beautiful but tiny country. As a young woman

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Moved by the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who stood up for the education of women, got shot in the head by the Taliban, sur

Hugh Howey, Author Of The “Silo Saga,” Talks About Making It Big In Self...
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Happy Mother's Day in the Great Beyond
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Mother nearing ninety winds the old clock pulling the chains dangling from the wooden case. Time stored in her flesh and bones seeps through

I have been a member for many years, ever since they had the small store across the street. Lots has changed since then, but the most important things have not: the excellent groceries, the friendly and helpful staff, the free samples of excellent coffee. I love to shop at the Coop! Keep up the good work, guys.
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