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Christa Polkinhorn
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Attended University of California, San Diego
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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The Italian Sister (The Wine Lover's Daughter, Book 1), suspense, turmoil, and love on a vineyard in Tuscany!
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Beautiful gardens, original manuscripts & The Gutenberg Bible
My second visit to the Huntington Library was in company with my friend Jackie Ingerson. This time around, I got to see one of the great treasures I didn't have enough time for during my first visit: original manuscripts and ...
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Treasure Hunt!
My second visit to the Huntington Library was in company with my friend Jackie Ingerson. This time around, I got to see one of the great treasures I didn't have enough time for during my first visit: original manuscripts and ...
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Dear Friends and Bookworms, For those of you who are not on my mailing list, here is an exciting announcement. By the way, getting on my mailing list and being informed about new books and important events in my writing caree...
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Family drama/suspense ebook for pre-order at $1.99!
Dear Friends and Bookworms, For those of you who are not on my mailing list, here is an exciting announcement. By the way, getting on my mailing list and being informed about new books and important events in my writing caree...
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Mystery and suspense, Piedmont, Italy, paperback and Kindle, great weekend read!
Dear Loyal Readers, I have great news for those of you who still like to hold a "real" book--made of reap paper and ink and with a beautiful glossy cover--in their hands. The paperback version of Finding Angelo is now avail...
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Valuable manuscripts, stunningly beautiful gardens, the Gutenberg Bible
My second visit to the Huntington Library was in company with my friend Jackie Ingerson. This time around, I got to see one of the great treasures I didn't have enough time for during my first visit: original manuscripts and ...
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A treasure hunt in southern California.
One of my favorite places in the southern California area is the Huntington Library. "Library" is almost a misnomer, if you think of a regular public library. The Huntington Library is a vast landscape with gardens, museums, ...
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A fun and creative group!
The sound of fingers tapping on laptop keyboards reminds Paul Shirley that he isn’t alone.
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Author/Translator
Skills
Writing, Translating
Employment
  • Bookworm Press
    Author/Translator, present
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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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Finding Angelo (The Wine Lover's Daughter, Book 2) - paperback is out!!
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Dear Loyal Readers, I have great news for those of you who still like to hold a "real" book--made of reap paper and ink and with a beautiful

Huntington Library, Pasadena, California - Part 2
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My second visit to the Huntington Library was in company with my friend Jackie Ingerson. This time around, I got to see one of the great tre

Huntington Library, Pasadena, California - go on a treasure hunt!
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One of my favorite places in the southern California area is the Huntington Library. "Library" is almost a misnomer, if you think of a regul

Curmudgeon - Wordsmith, Part 2
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Hello Fellow Scriveners and Lovers of Words. Here are a few more terms, which intrigued me, so I checked out their meaning and origin. Enjoy

Serendipity - Wordsmith, Part 1
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I decided to toss around some interesting words. As a writer, and particularly one who writes in her non-native language, I'm constantly try

Day 7 of the Scenic/Landscape Challenge
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Day 7 of the Scenic/Landscape Challenge. I conclude it with the stunning scenery of Peru: El Beso, famous sculpture in Lima by Victor Delfin

Day 6 of the Scenic/Landscape challenge
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Day 6 of the Scenic/Landscape challenge: Thinking of a wonderful trip through Maine I took with my friend, Diane Busch. And here are some pi

Day 4 and 5 of the Scenic/Landscape challenge!
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Just to summarize: I was invited to take part in the Scenic/Landscape challenge by Darlene Foster. Here are the pictures of Day 4. (I actual

Day 3 of the Scenic/Landscape Challenge
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Day 3: Castello di Pavone in Ivrea, Italy (Piedmont). This is unique castle dates back to Medieval times. It is now a hotel/restaurant, wher

A Scenic/Landscape Challenge
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I was invited by my friend and author Darlene Foster to take part in the Scenic/Landscape Challenge and post a picture a day for the next se

Back in Sunny California
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Hello everyone. This post has nothing to do with writing. I simply wanted to show you how I spent my first days back in Southern California.

'Landmark Occasion' e-card by Jacquie Lawson
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'Landmark Occasion' e-card by Jacquie Lawson - the classiest e-cards on the web!

Look and See!
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There is a beautiful poem by Mary Oliver, one of my favorite poets, called Look And See (Why I Wake Early), in which she shows us through he

Samichlaus - Sankt Nikolaus (Santa Claus) visits Switzerland on December 6!
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Unlike in the United States where I live now, Santa Claus (or Samichlaus in Zurich dialect) is celebrated on December 6, in my original home

Coffee, cake, chatting, and mulled wine with author Linda Huber in Zurich
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For those who missed Linda's blog post last week! One of the challenges of being an independent author is creating connections, but this is

Look and See
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I love to travel, whether to reconnect with my first home (Switzerland) or to explore new areas. When I do research for my novels, which tak

A cold, tea, coffee, delicacies, and a beautiful landscape
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I get a full-blown cold only about every ten years or so. Well, it must be that year. Anyway, I try not to complain because at least I cough

THE JOURNEY HOME by Olaf Olafsson
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I have a few of my favorite books that I keep reading and rereading. These are usually the kind of books in which plot and action are less i

Zombie Publishing Memes #1 - Amazon is a Monopoly
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This is the first in an ongoing series that Barry Eisler and I are writing. When we talk about zombie memes, we’re referring to arguments th

a review of The Italian Sister
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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 co

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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