Individual Author Record
Name: Gina J LinkoPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: 1974 in Joliet, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionLinko was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. She attended Joliet Central High School and University of St. Francis in Joliet. She now resides in New Lenox, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationGina Linko is the author of Flutter and Indigo, both young-adult speculative novels, published by Random House.
- Flutter, Random House, 2012
- Indigo, Random House, 2013
- Allie's Answers, Augsburg Fortress, 2001
- Holden's Heart, Augsburg Fortress, 2001
- Rebecca's Return, Ausburg Fortress, 2001
- Tess's Touchstone, Augsburg Fortress, 2002
- Ben's Big Break, Augsburg Fortress, 2002
- Frank's Fear, Augsburg Fortress, 2002
Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 0375869964 Random House Books for Young Readers. 2012 All Emery Land wants is to be like any other 17-year-old—to go to school, hang out with her friends, and just be normal. But for as long as she can remember, she's suffered from seizures. And in recent years they've consumed her life. To Emery they're much more than seizures, she calls them loops—moments when she travels through wormholes back and forth in time and to a mysterious town. The loops are taking their toll on her physically. So she practically lives in the hospital where her scientist father and an ever-growing team of doctors monitor her every move. They're extremely interested in the data they collect when Emery seizes. It appears that she's tapping into parts of the brain typically left untouched by normal human beings.
Escaping from the hospital, Emery travels to Esperanza, the town from her loops on the upper peninsula of Michigan, where she meets Asher Clarke. Ash's life is governed by his single-minded pursuit of performing good Samaritan acts to atone for the death of a loved one. His journey is very much entwined with Emery's loops.
Drawn together they must unravel their complicated connection before it's too late.
ISBN: 0449812863 Ember. 2015 A curse? A gift? A moment that changes everything . . .
Corrine was only reaching out to help her little sister when her touch brought a violent surge of indigo light. In an instant, Sophie was dead. Determined to hide her deadly curse, Corrine distances herself from the world, refusing to touch anyone she loves.
When her family moves to the mystical city of New Orleans, Corrine meets Rennick, a talented artist with a dangerous past. He opens her eyes to other possibilities and suggests there might be more to her gift. But after what happened to her sister, can Corrine trust Rennick? Can she trust herself?
The haunting New Orleans setting gives this suspenseful contemporary YA romance a unique twist.
Praise for Indigo:
“Romantic, tense, edge-of-your-seat reading.” —Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author
“A compelling mixture of vulnerability and mysticism with a lush romantic core.” —C. K. Kelly Martin, author of Yesterday
“An often moving examination of grief, loss, and acceptance.” —Booklist
“Teens will enjoy this compelling novel that offers a fresh, modern voice, a touch of the otherworldly, and a satisfying resolution.” —SLJ
“A paranormal love story with plenty of spark.” —Kirkus Reviews
From the Hardcover edition.
Allie's Answers (Seekers (Augsburg Fortress))
ISBN: 0806641797 Augsburg Fortress Publishing. 2001 When two bullies start picking on Allie Johansen's friend Tess, Allie and her friend Holden decide to take matters into their own hands, making the situation even worse. Just when things start to spin out of control, Allie thinks up The Seekers Extravaganza ... and realizes that this may be her answer.
Holden's Heart (Seekers (Augsburg Fortress))
ISBN: 0806641800 Augsburg Fortress Pub. 2001 When thirteen-year-old Holden's father tells him he is relocating to California, Holden becomes angry at the world, and only through God's help is he able to accept the situation.
ISBN: 0613753763 Sagebrush Education Resources. 2001 Chasing after hunky Joel Monroe, Rebecca Ling finds herself inside a new circle of friends - the 'cool' crowd. Living up to their standards turns into more than she bargained for when she finds herself betraying the Seekers, her mom, and even herself.
Tess Touchstone the Seekers (Seekers (Augsburg Fortress))
ISBN: 0806641894 Augsburg Fortress Publishers. 2002 Book by Linko, Gina, Linko, G. J.
Bens Big Break the Seekers (Seekers (Augsburg Fortress))
ISBN: 0806641851 Augsburg Fortress Publishing. 2002 Deck the Halls! Ben Sandberg can't wait for Christmas vacation - snowball fights, the Seekers Christmas Pageant, a new (cross your fingers!) video camera from his parents and, best of all, his older sister Linden coming home from college. But when Linden comes home, she drops a bomb on Ben, emptying him of his Christmas spirit and leaving him reeling with the question: Is there really a God?
Franks Fear the Seekers (Seekers (Augsburg Fortress))
ISBN: 0806641878 Augsburg Fortress Publishing. 2002