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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.

Summer Comes in Autumn

Illustration by Christian Nacorda for Dark Companion/Shadow Girl TrailerI live in a microclimate where summers are cool and foggy, and sunshine finally comes out in autumn. I went to Catholic schools with wool uniforms, which were particularly unpleasant during heat waves. I woke at 6 a.m. and took three buses to reach my all-girls high school, set in the low East Bay hills, surrounded by gard... Read more of this blog post »
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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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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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