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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, SHADOW WEAVER, is available now from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky!

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BIRTHDAY BASH GIVEAWAY 2018!

Usually, May does not sneak up on me. But this year, I just don’t understand how it’s already my favorite month of the year. Wasn’t it January and snowing only yesterday?

Anyway, May is the best. It’s warm and sunny and it also includes my birthday (today!!) which means there will be lots of cake (and I really, really love cake). It also brings my annual tradition of throwing a little party here on ye olde blog to celebrate. 🙂 And what’s a party without your friends? And gifts?

This year I’m giving away two duologies!

1) Mindy McGinnis’s amazing YA fantasy duology, GIVEN TO THE SEA and GIVEN TO THE EARTH.

2) My own MG fantasy duology, SHADOW WEAVER and an ARC of COMET RISING (cover reveal coming soon!).

The giveaway will run from today through midnight EST Tuesday May 22, 2018 and is open internationally. One winner will be selected for each duology. So, grab a slice of cake, put on a party hat, and enter to win. Good luck! 🙂

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*Please note: The COMET RISING ARC will be mailed to the winner once I’ve received them. It may be a few weeks, but it will get there, I promise!

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Birthday Bash Giveaway 2017!

Oh hey, guess what? It’s MAY. My favorite month for a variety of reasons, but it never hurts that it also contains my birthday (which happens to be today! Yay!). 2017 has been a largely weird and unpleasant year so far for the world, but it’s still important to celebrate the little things that make you happy (otherwise life might get overwhelmingly depressing).

So, since it’s become an annual tradition, I’m celebrating my birthday here on the blog! And what’s a party without your friends? And gifts?

This year, I’m giving away some fabulous new books by my awesome critique partners! Enter the raffle below to win a new hardcover of Mindy McGinnis’s riveting fantasy GIVEN TO THE SEA or Riley Redgate’s gender-bending a capella-themed NOTEWORTHY! I’m also throwing a signed ARC* of my next book SHADOW WEAVER into the mix just for fun 🙂

 

The giveaway will run from today through midnight EST Monday May 22, 2017 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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*Please note: The SHADOW WEAVER ARC will be mailed to the winner once I’ve received my ARCs. It may be a few weeks, but it will get there, I promise!

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Giveaway Winners & Birthday Shenanigans!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the pre-order giveaway! The winners are….

*drumroll*

 

Congrats! I’ll be in touch via email soon to arrange the pre-orders! 🙂

birthday-imageIf you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve probably figured out that May is my favorite month of the year. It’s spring! There’s flowers! There’s sun! It’s actually warm! It also happens to be my birthday today. Last year, I came down with the flu (BOOOOO), but this one is looking up. I’ll be heading to Boston with my best friend for a day of shenanigans involving tacos, modern art, cupcakes, and possibly sharks. (Fair warning: there will probably be lots of silly tweets. Because that’s just what happens when me and the BFF go on an adventure. It’s like a law of the universe.)

Anyhoo, good times shall be had.

And, finally, what kind of MK birthday would it be without Muppets? (Seriously, this is annual tradition. I might be a little obsessed with the Muppets. I’m completely fine with this.) Enjoy!

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New Website Digs! Plus, Birthday Giveaway!

I thought it was about time that I freshen up the look of MarcyKate.com because of this whole book-coming-out-next-year thing and all 🙂 And the truly awesome Tessa at PopColor Web Design did a fabulous job! (seriously, she’s awesome, and extremely patient, even if you’re crazy nitpicky like me. Cannot recommend her highly enough!)

Since my birthday is in May, and this is pretty much a present to myself, I thought we should have a little party. And what’s a party without your friends? And gifts?

So I’m giving away a pre-order of two of my critique partners’ books: IN A HANDFUL OF DUST by Mindy McGinnis (releases 9/23/2014) and STITCHING SNOW by RC Lewis (releases 10/14/14).  Trust me, you WANT THESE BOOKS. (And no, these are not ARCs, but the final editions. Yes, you have to wait a few months to have them in hand, but they are totally worth it, I promise!)

The giveaway will run from today 5/1 through 5/15. Then I’ll draw one winner for each book on May 16, my birthday.

So take a look around, have some cake, and join the fun 🙂

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