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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.

My young adult gothic novel, Dark Companion, has a new cover by designer Dar Albert of Wicked Smart Designs! I thought the original cover by Tor/Macmillan was beautiful, but I wasn't happy that my multiracial protagonist was "white washed." Is it a big or little thing? It was a big thing for me, because one of my recurring themes is being Other in society.

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Dark Companion

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Happy Hour at Casa Dracula ...

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Midnight Brunch (Casa Dracu...

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The Bride of Casa Dracula (...

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The She-Hulk Diaries

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Haunted Honeymoon (Casa Dra...

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The Dog Thief

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Wolfish in Sheep's Clothing

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November 2009, Marta Acosta
" What Readers want to know... SS: How would you describe perfect happiness? MA: This is a question for beauty contestants, isn't it, and I'm supposed to say world peace. However, if that's not possible, then I'd be thrilled with a cup holder for my car. ..." ...More

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The Glimpse
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Marta Acosta Marta Acosta said: " Finally charged up my ereader and figured out how to download galleys again. (This info never stays in my long-term memory.) Now to settle in and read! "

 
The Pledge
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“Life isn't fair, so you have to play the best game you can with the cards you're dealt.”
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“Sometimes you suffer for the things that are important to you.”
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“Who are we without our memories?”
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Romance and Paran...: Marta Acosta 1 10 Nov 16, 2008 02:51AM  
Romance Readers R...: This topic has been closed to new comments. September Monthly Challenge: Discussion and Suggestion Thread 38 146 Sep 19, 2009 02:06PM  
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Romance Readers R...: 2010 September Monthly Challenge: Participants' List Thread 641 456 Nov 02, 2010 06:28AM  
SOS: Serious Over...: Casa Dracula / Marta Acosta 1 19 Nov 27, 2010 10:08PM  
Romance and Paran...: Marta Acosta 2 17 Nov 28, 2010 01:28PM  
Cover to Cover Ch...: Darcy's 2010 Book List 50 272 Dec 28, 2010 08:07PM  
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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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“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.”
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“Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.”
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Janice Bolick Thank you for friending me. I'll be special ordering several of your novels, this year. Happy New year.


Neveen Badr (Seraphina Reads) 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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