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Mary E. Pearson is the NYT bestselling and award-winning author of eleven YA novels and one novella. Her works include the completed trilogy, The Remnant Chronicles, which in a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly called “masterfully crafted.” Her favorite activities as a child were climbing tall trees imagining she was a hero in some fantastical world, or running along fence tops and roofs pretending she was a spy with a bagful of amazing gadgets. She was rarely herself. Amazingly, she never broke a bone until she caught a basketball in gym class. Catching real balls was not her forte. These days she continues to live in make-believe worlds she creates in her books. Her latest 2-book series, Dance of Thieves, allows her do all kinds of dange ...more

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Mary E. Pearson 1. Read. A lot. Of course if you're on Goodreads you're probably already doing that. Yay!
2. Reread your favorite books a second or even a third time.…more
1. Read. A lot. Of course if you're on Goodreads you're probably already doing that. Yay!
2. Reread your favorite books a second or even a third time. On rereads you can see more of the structure of the book and just "how" the author builds this story that captured your attention.
3. Write. Try to write everyday if you can, even if it's only a few words. It keeps the creative juices churning. Writing begets writing. My mantra on days I am not in the "mood" to write is "just write ten words." Butt-in-chair is the hardest part, and ten words always turns into more.
4. Become your own best critic. Step away from your finished manuscript for a while, and when you return to it, revise with a fresh eye. Find a like-minded group of writers like yourself and trade critiques. Listen for recurring suggestions and questions. Those are probably your weak areas and every writer has them.
5. That said, don't expect perfection with a first draft. It may only look like a big lump of clay at first--but now the fun begins. Second, third, fourth (and many more drafts) are where you get to play with this clay and shape it into something beautiful.
6. Don't give up. I have seen many aspiring writers give up on their manuscripts half way through because they feel lost. I call it the muddle. Don't feel like it's just you--we all feel like this--with every single book. Keep going. Trust the process. You will find your way.
7. Now go write! Even if it's only ten words!(less)
Mary E. Pearson Hi Mehrunisa, There will be three books altogether. The second book, The Heart of Betrayal, comes out next July.
~Mary
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One month from today Dance of Thieves will be here! And I will be hitting the road on Pub Day to celebrate and talk about and sign Dance of Thieves! And most especially--meet you! I hope!  Here is the schedule. You can find out  more details here including special guests, and reserving a spot for the launch.  Also, there is exclusive very cool swag to be found only the tour--while supplies las... Read more of this blog post »
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Mary E. Pearson at the Mysterious Galaxy
Author appearance, August 07, 2018 07:00PM
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Mary E. Pearson at Powell's Books
Author appearance, August 08, 2018 07:00PM
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Mary E. Pearson at Interabang Books
Author appearance, August 10, 2018 07:00PM
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Mary Pearson Proud Book Nerd wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! I just finished my ARC of The Kiss of Deception - WOW! I absolutely loved it! I hope I won't have to wait too long for the next book! (What a cliffhanger!)"

Thank you Proud Book Nerd! Wow right back at you--I'm so happy to hear that!! Thanks for the friend request. Great to "meet" you.

Mary


Heather Thank you for accepting my friend request! I just finished my ARC of The Kiss of Deception - WOW! I absolutely loved it! I hope I won't have to wait too long for the next book! (What a cliffhanger!)


Cutter100 Thanks for accepting my friend request! (:


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Mary! :)


Kathryn hi, I just read your book "addoration of Jenna Fox" and I loved it!
I just have one question that has been bugging me ever since I finished reading the book. Dane, what's his role in this book?
First I thought he was like Jenna but I'm not sure.. I'm really confused.


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