Catherine Knutsson

Catherine Knuttson lives on Vancouver Island, on which the fictional Island of her debut novel, Shadows Cast by Stars, is based. She divides her time among teaching, singing, and writing. Like her narrator, she is a member of the Metis nation.

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Old ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted, “atmospherically beautiful” (Kirkus Reviews) dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer and seer.Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet—especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world. Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to the Plague, but that doesn’t mean she’s...

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Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Vikram Seth, Helen Humphreys, Thomas Hardy, Roald Dahl, Melina Marchetta, Jane Austen, Franny Billingsley, Meg Rosoff...to start with!

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. An Equal Music - Vikram Seth

Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

Plain Kate - Erin Bow

The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley

On the Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Ignore trends; write the story in your heart, the story that only you can tell!

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Definitely THE MISTS OF AVALON by Marion Zimmer Bradley

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