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Marie Lamba

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Marie is author of YA novels including WHAT I MEANT... (Random House) and OVER MY HEAD. Marie's newest novel DRAWN is about an artist who falls for a medieval ghost with a sketchy past. Her debut picture book GREEN, GREEN, about community gardening, comes out through Farrar Straus Giroux in 2017. She has a short story in the anthology LIAR LIAR, and an essay in the anthology CALL ME OKAASAN: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering. Marie is also a Literary Agent at Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in NYC.

YHappy Agent Monday, everyone! The sun has peeped out for a few hours here AT LAST, so I thought this would be a good time for some sunny news….two new agents have recently joined the ranks of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. So help me extend a warm welcome to Associate Agents Damian McNicholl and Alexandra Weiss!

Damian is a former attorney, and author of the critically acclaimed novelA...

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What I Meant...

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Over My Head

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What I Said--

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Liar Liar

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message 14: by Mia

Mia Downing Thanks for the friend invite!!!

message 13: by Marie

Marie Drawn by Marie Lamba

Hi all!

FYI, my award-winning paranormal DRAWN, which is about an artist and her medieval ghost, is FREE through a special promo on Amazon today 11/12/12 through Friday 11/16/12. Snag you copy and enjoy!


message 12: by Marie

Marie Just found out that my novel DRAWN is the Literary Classics International Book Award Silver Award Recipient for 2012.

With entries from all over the world, the Literary Classics International Book Awards selection committee recognizes the top titles which exemplify excellence in children’s and young adult literature, thereby encouraging a passion for reading while promoting education, imagination and character in young readers.

I am so pleased to receive this honor. DRAWN is such a special book to me, and it means so much to have it recognized by others. And thanks so much to all my Goodreads friends for taking the time to review DRAWN here. That has meant a lot to me too!
Drawn by Marie Lamba

message 11: by Marie

Marie Up on Wattpad now...chapter one of my young adult novel OVER MY HEAD. Please stop by and give it a read. Comment and share if you can :)

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Marie Hi everyone,

I've just added my short story "What I Did..." for you to read for free over at Wattpad. This young adult story appears in the fiction anthology LIAR LIAR (Mendacity Press). Hope you'll stop by and vote on it! :)

Here's the link:

MarieLiar Liar

message 9: by Marie

Marie There are just 3 more days to enter for a signed copy of DRAWN through Goodreads. Enter the free drawing now by clicking here:

Good luck!


message 8: by Marie

Marie This Weds. July 11th through Friday July 13th, snag an ebook copy of my paranormal novel DRAWN for FREE.

All you have to do is purchase it through Amazon at the temporary price of $0, and download it to either your Kindle, computer or other reading device ASAP. After Friday, the novel returns to its $4.99 price. Here’s the link:

Happy reads!
Drawn by Marie Lamba

Savannah Marie, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

message 6: by Marie

Marie In celebration of the publication of DRAWN, my new paranormal YA, I'm holding a GOODREADS giveaway now through the end of February! Five winners will receive an autographed copy of this novel, which is about a hot medieval ghost with a sketchy past.

For more info, go here:

And check out DRAWN!

Good luck,

message 5: by Marie

Marie Hey gang,

A new giveaway has just gone up on Goodreads for my newly-released YA novel OVER MY HEAD, a summery book that features characters from my debut novel WHAT I MEANT... You've got until 7/15 to win a free copy! Just stop by the Goodreads book page for OVER MY HEAD by clicking on the book jacket below and look for the details under "Win a Copy of this Book" :)

Over My Head by Marie Lamba

message 4: by Marie

Marie Happy New Year!

I wanted to let you know about a contest that is being offered by Public Television Station Channel 12. This may interest you if:

- You read WHAT I MEANT… and enjoyed it
- You are in school grades 4-12
- You live near Eastern Pennsylvania.

All you need to do is to click on this link:

Follow the directions, sharing why you loved WHAT I MEANT…, and submit it.

You’ll help spread the word to other readers out there, have my unending appreciation (!), and winners of this contest will get picked to appear on TV talking about their fav book!

The deadline is Feb. 28th. I hope you’ll enter, and forward this to everyone you know who has also read WHAT I MEANT…

Wishing you a year full of great reads,

message 3: by Linda

Linda Hi, Marie, nice to see you here as well! Thanks for adding me as a friend...Off Kilter: A Woman's Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother, and Her Polish Heritage

Martine Hi Marie!
Thanks for coming over and adding me. I listened to your interview on Mixed Chicks Chat and ran out to read your book. I read it in one sitting and couldn't go to sleep until I finished it. Thanks for writing and for such fun/intense characters. YA deserves great voices like yours. Sparkles to your next book being published soon!

:) Martine

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* hi! thanx for adding me as a friend! i am also a writer... XD

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