Alex Flinn
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Alex Flinn

Alex Flinn was born in Syosset, New York. She learned to read at three and wanted to be a writer at five. She received her first rejection letter (from Highlights magazine) at eight. At twelve, her family moved to Miami, Florida, where she had a really hard time making friends, due to congenital shyness and a really bad haircut. So she read a lot and tried to write a novel but never finished because she had no idea what to write about.

Flinn attended a performing arts high school program, similar to that portrayed in her book, Diva, then majored in vocal performance in college. Panicked upon realizing that there weren't a whole lot of jobs for opera singers, Flinn went to law school.

Law school was, it turns out a really good place to learn to write for teenagers. Writing for teens and writing for judges are very similar because both judges and teens have a lot of demands on their time and minimal time for reading. Also, Flinn interned at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, trying many domestic violence cases, which were later the inspiration for her first novel, Breathing Underwater.

Breathing Underwater was published in 2001. It received many honors, including being chosen a Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. It was followed by Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, Diva, and Beastly. Beastly is soon to be released as a motion picture. Her newest book is A Kiss in Time, a modern Sleeping Beauty.

Flinn still lives in Miami with her husband, two daughters, a dog, cat, and African Spur-Thighed Tortoise. She enjoys performing arts, biking, and travel.

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    • Beastly

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Chris Patton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 526
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 396

    "A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Chris Patton did a wonderful job

    • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 03-16-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Breathing Underwater

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Jon Cryer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Nick is one of the chosen few at his high school: intelligent, popular, wealthy. People think his life is pretty easy. Except for one thing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling Reading of an Important Story

    • By Missye on 08-05-09

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Diva

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: A. Savalas
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In Diva, the companion to Alex Flinn's YA novel Breathing Under Water, Caitlin is dealing with a lot....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not a gripping story, but a good read...

    • By Katie on 05-10-15
    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: A. Savalas
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 08-27-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Kiss in Time

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe, Nick Podehl
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    "I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Ale on 07-23-10

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Breaking Point

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Jason Harris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Paul is new to Gate, a school whose rich students make life miserable for anyone not like them. And Paul is definitely not like them....

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Nothing to Lose

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Evan O'Reilly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Michael saw a chance to leave town with a traveling carnival a year ago, he took it. Back then, his home life was spinning violently out of control....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bewitching

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Casey Holloway
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn’t....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emma and Kendra

    • By Elizabeth Gordon on 07-12-16

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Cloaked

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Cendese Cendese
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    I’m not your average hero. I actually wasn’t your average anything....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast Paced Adventure

    • By Doha on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Mirrored

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan, Caitlin Davies, James Fouhey, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Celine's life is the stuff fairy tales are made of. She's beautiful, talented, and brave. Unfortunately, her tale comes complete with a wicked stepmother....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It was pretty good, just not a book that I would listen to over and over again

    • By Pablo Valdez on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Towering

    • By: Alex Flinn
    • Narrated by: Casey Holloway, Ann Marie Gideon, Andrew Sweeney
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    When Rachel was taken to live in a tower by a woman she calls Mama, she was excited. She felt like a princess in a castle....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I was sadly disappointed :(

    • By tanisha on 09-23-14

    Regular price: $17.95

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