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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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A picture paints a thousand words? Perhaps somewhat exaggerated, but I love pictures and they inspire me. This is why I created a picture journey for each of my novels. Here is the newest one for The Italian Sister (The Wine ...
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Discounted for a few days. A romantic suspense novel, a wild journey from California to the vineyards of Tuscany, Italy.
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THE ITALIAN SISTER is published and available as ebook for the Kindle and with the free Kindle App on all eReaders. The printed version is in production. Link to the eBook: http://myBook.to/ItalianSister Standing at her fathe...
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THE ITALIAN SISTER is published and available as ebook for the Kindle and with the free Kindle App on all eReaders. The printed version is in production. Link to the eBook: http://myBook.to/ItalianSister Standing at her fathe...
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A disillusioned woman, a widower, and an orphan meet in Zurich, Switzerland, and set out to reinvent their lives. Only 99 cents today.
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A wild  journey from California to the vineyards in Tuscany.
THE ITALIAN SISTER is published and available as ebook for the Kindle and with the free Kindle App on all eReaders. The printed version is in production. Link to the eBook: http://myBook.to/ItalianSister Standing at her fathe...
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Ms. Polkinhorn has a touch for providing the perfect amount of description to bring her characters and locales to life. Due to an evident combination of good research, persona...
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99 cents for a few days only. Grab it while the discount lasts!
THE ITALIAN SISTER is published and available as ebook for the Kindle and with the free Kindle App on all eReaders. The printed version is in production. Link to the eBook: http://myBook.to/ItalianSister Standing at her fathe...
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The Italian Sister (The Wine Lover's Daughter, Book 1)
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Occupation
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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Take a journey to the vineyards of Tuscany while staying at home!
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The Italian Sister - needs your help!
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The Italian Sister Dear Friends and Book Worms, My new (and fourth) novel, The Italian Sister, is on its homestretch. This time, I have the

Literary and artistic surprises during a fun journey
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This past week, I was in San Leandro, in the Bay area of California, visiting my friend Susan and having a good old time visiting, chatting,

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There have been a number of heated political discussions around my family's dinner table in the last few days. "What do you think of Yair La

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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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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

Albrecht Dürer, Apocalyptic Self-Publishing Pioneer
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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

“Keep it simple!” A no-nonsense approach to the production of quality wi...
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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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