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I'm an author and arts administrator living in New England with my family and pugs. I'm also a caffeine addict and voracious reader. My latest middle grade fantasy novel, THE STAR SHEPHERD, is available now from Sourcebooks Young Readers!

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3:00 pm Special Kids’ Event with MarcyKa... @ Books on the Square
Special Kids’ Event with MarcyKa... @ Books on the Square
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm
Come see me and Sarah Jean Horwitz (DARK LORD CLEMENTINE) at Books on the Square in Providence!

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Check out PRECIOUS on Wattpad

It’s October – the perfect month for stories about monsters, wizards, witches, and magic. Because of that, I’m posting a chapter from Precious, the prequel novella to Monstrous originally published as bonus content in Ravenous, on Wattpad every day for the next 12 days. If you’ve read Monstrous (and even if you haven’t!) and want to know more about what led up to Kymera’s transformation into a monster, check it out at the link below!

Precious

Princess Rosabel is trapped between her desire to see the world and the dark deal her parents made that keeps her confined in Bryre’s castle. With the help of her best friend, Ren, she’ll do whatever it takes—even courting forbidden magic—to save her family from the wizard’s wrath and earn her freedom.

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Summer Reading Prize Pack Giveaway

Happy Summer! I have very fond memories of lazy summer days reading on the porch or under a tree.  It was a favorite past-time for this introvert bookworm.

So, since it’s summer and I just announced my next middle grade duology last week, how about a summer reading giveaway? And since my books have that creepy fairy tale retelling feel, I thought I’d give away a set of MONSTROUS and RAVENOUS along with two of my favorite YA retellings, SPINNING STARLIGHT by R.C. Lewis and THIS MONSTROUS THING by Mackenzi Lee.  One lucky reader will win them all!

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The Details: The giveaway will run from today through midnight Sunday August 7, 2016 and is open internationally. One winner will be selected for the prize pack. Enter below, and good luck!! 😀

 

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New Middle Grade Fantasy Duology in 2018

I am so thrilled to tell you that my next middle grade series was recently acquired by Sourcebooks and the first book, SHADOW WEAVER, will be out in Winter 2018. I am crazy lucky to have such a great team to work with at Sourcebooks and New Leaf Literary. Thanks so much to Annie and Suzie for making this happen! <3

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In a very tiny nutshell, SHADOW WEAVER is about a girl who can talk to her shadow…and her shadow talks back. I adore Emmeline, the main character, and I hope you will too.  I can’t wait for you all to meet her and explore this new fantasy land! (and if you’re on Goodreads, you can add SHADOW WEAVER to your TBR list!)

Birthday Bash Giveaway 2016!

happy-birthday-message002May is hands down my favorite month of the year. It’s warm! It’s sunny! And, today, it’s my birthday! (I don’t care how old I get–I’m pretty darn fond of life, so I like to celebrate it :P)

I’m a big fan of birthdays, and I particularly enjoy parties. And what’s a party without your friends? And gifts?

It’s become an annual tradition, so this year, I’m giving away two recent books from some of my awesome critique partners: A MADNESS SO DISCREET by Mindy McGinnis (which just won an Edgar Award!!!) and SEVEN WAYS WE LIE by Riley Redgate. If you haven’t read them yet, you are majorly missing out (so you really should enter for a chance to win. Just saying!).

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And as an added bonus, I’ll also be giving away a signed set of MONSTROUS and RAVENOUS plus a raccowl frankenplushie.

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The giveaway will run from today through midnight Sunday May 22, 2016 and is open internationally. One winner will be selected for each prize. So, grab a slice of cake, put on a party hat, and enter to win. Good luck! 🙂
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Spring Events for RAVENOUS

It’s May! Which means it’s finally getting warmer, my birthday is only a couple weeks away, and Ravenous has now been out for almost 3 months (which is just crazy).

It also means I’ll be crawling out of hibernation to do more events around New England, including a series of informal conversations on science fiction and fantasy in middle grade with author Monica Tesler (Bounders).  It’s going to be a lot of fun!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

I’ll be signing books and handing out swag at all these events, and at some there might just be a raccowl or sperrier to giveaway just for fun. 🙂 I’d love to see you there!