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May 28, 2013

Come see me and tons of other awesome authors tomorrow (Weds May 29th) at the Jefferson Market Library on 6th Avenue for the TEEN AUTHOR CARNIVAL. It's going to be really fun -- and best of all FREE. If you can't afford BEA this is the next best thing! 



I'm on two panels. One at 6:45 and one at 7:35. Hope to see you there! 
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Published on May 28, 2013 06:00 • 45 views

May 23, 2013

Next week I am headed off to one of my favorite events of the year - the Book Expo of America, otherwise known as BEA. BEA is this fabulous treasure trove of publishing folks all gathered into the Javits Center in New York City. There are signings and parties and panels and awesomeness galore.

Since a number of folks have asked me for my schedule while I'm there, I figured it was time to put
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Published on May 23, 2013 08:06 • 35 views

May 18, 2013

Hey all,

Can't wait until September to get your copy of Scorched? No problem! I've got two chances for you to win one!

First up - go to my Facebook page and share the book cover photo. (Make sure to LIKE me too, while you're there!)

Second, head over to the amazing Victoria Scott's blog. She scored a Scorched ARC at TLA which I signed and is giving it away to a reader.

Good luck! And may the
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Published on May 18, 2013 05:49 • 44 views

May 16, 2013

Hey all,

I've been so excited about the upcoming release of Scorched that I've been neglectful in telling you about another new release. This month only, my New Adult novel LOVE AT 11 is only 99 cents on all digital platforms. After May it'll go up to $3.99 so you might want to get it now. You can also get a paperback version if you prefer.

Here's all you need to know! And just FYI this book is
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Published on May 16, 2013 09:42 • 54 views

May 13, 2013

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to take part in YAB FEST -- (Young Adult Book Fest) at Round Rock High School in Round Rock, Texas. It was the first year for this festival - but hopefully not the last since it was all kinds of awesome. The organizers were amazingly prepared and treated the authors like rock stars, the booksellers from The Book Spot put together the most tempting
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Published on May 13, 2013 07:51 • 35 views

May 9, 2013

Hey all,

Anyone here on Tumblr? While I promise to keep using this blog to update you on all things Mari -- signings, new books, contests, etc -- I also recently started a new Tumblr to catalog all the awesome dragon stuff I come across each day. From cool artwork to jewelry to jokes -- I try to pick one or two dragon things each day and put them up for show.

In addition I also do a
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Published on May 09, 2013 11:05 • 41 views

May 8, 2013

If you're in the Round Rock/Austin area, I hope you will come see me this Saturday at YAB Fest, the YA Teen Book Festival being held at Round Rock High School.

Where: 301 Deepwood Drive, Building 1100, Round Rock, TX

When: Saturday, May 11 from 9am to 5pm

Who: Awesome authors from all over the country! Including the current #1 NYT Bestselling YA author, Kiera Cass, who I had the chance to
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Published on May 08, 2013 07:59 • 28 views

May 7, 2013

Hey all,

Often "time" for authors can seem a little out of whack. I remember when writing Blood Coven, I was often two books ahead from what was out in bookstores. It was tough, sometimes to keep from giving away spoilers and remembering what was already in the published books and what was to come!

Same now with Scorched. While you guys haven't even read the first one yet (unless you were one
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May 6, 2013

Confession: we author types get increasingly nervous the nearer we get to release day. Will readers like the book? Will we get slammed or lauded by reviewers? Will anyone buy a copy? I've been especially anxious about Scorched since it's a brand new series. (After eight books of Blood Coven I'd kind of heard it all and knew what to expect, lol.) So I was extremely psyched to get this review
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Published on May 06, 2013 07:45 • 42 views

April 29, 2013

Hey guys!

I'm starting to get a lot of requests for advanced review copies (ARCs) for Scorched which is super exciting! Problem is: I don't personally have any review copies to give out. They're all at Sourcebooks HQ, guarded carefully by a hungry dragon.

OK I'm not entirely sure that last part is true. But it IS true that Sourcebooks has all the ARCs. And you have to bribe/beg/plead/offer your
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Published on April 29, 2013 05:41 • 89 views