Marta Acosta

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Marta Acosta lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was a feral reader, roaming the stacks of the public library.

She received a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Stanford University and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and Spaces Magazine.

Marta lives with her husband, spawn, and their crazy dogs. An avid gardener, she likes independent films, funny novels, loud music and lively conversations.

She’s always happy to hear from readers, even the ones who point out typos.

Mad Dog Down the Road


I've settled on a title for Coyote Run Book Two. Mad Dog Down the Road will be available late November. I hope to share the cover art soon!

What does the title mean? Suffice it to say that I've read To Kill a Mockingbird several times. I remembered a family camping trip, lying in the cool shade of the ancient redwoods, and being transported to a sweltering Southern town, where "Ladies bathed be

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“So they left the subject and played croquet, which is a very good game for people who are annoyed with one another, giving many opportunities for venting rancor.”
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“The voice of Love seemed to call to me, but it was a wrong number.”
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Janice Thank you for friending me. I'll be special ordering several of your novels, this year. Happy New year.


Neveen Hands down; I do believe that that best adventures comes out from Sam & Dean Winchester that I think; I will die after the show is over. Still season 7 is a bless. What do you think ???


I am so glad to meet you.


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Marta Acosta Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha) wrote: "You'd like it Marta, but its definitely fantasy not UF"

Hi, Natasha, no one agrees on what to call my Casa Dracula books. I call them comedies-of-manners with a paranormal theme. Yeah, that's too long! I never stay within any genre's conventions...because I like coloring outside the lines.


Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha) You'd like it Marta, but its definitely fantasy not UF


Harlequin Books Hello Marta, it is a pleasure to meet you.


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Kate Hi Marta! Thanks so much for the add!


Carolyn Crane Marta! How lovely to see you here. Thanks for inviting me to be GR pals!!


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