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Mary Elizabeth Summer

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Mary Elizabeth Summer is an instructional designer, a mom, a champion of the serial comma, and a pie junkie. Oh, and she sometimes writes books about teenage delinquents saving the day. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her daughter, her partner, and her evil overlor–er, cat. TRUST ME, I'M LYING, a YA mystery, will be released by Delacorte in Fall 2014.

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Mary Elizabeth Summer I got the idea for the Trust Me series one night while watching back-to-back episodes of White Collar and Leverage. I thought, "Man, I'd love to read…moreI got the idea for the Trust Me series one night while watching back-to-back episodes of White Collar and Leverage. I thought, "Man, I'd love to read a book about a teenage con artist, but I don't think there are any." And then I didn't think anything else of it till I woke up the next day with Julep's voice snarking in my head, fully formed and demanding to be written. So I did.(less)
Mary Elizabeth Summer My favorite place when I was in fifth grade was my elementary school's library. One day I came across a book on how to write stories. I read that…moreMy favorite place when I was in fifth grade was my elementary school's library. One day I came across a book on how to write stories. I read that thing cover to cover and took copious notes about each page. I was a pretty boring fifth grader. Then in high school, I decided I wanted to work for NASA, either as an astronaut or a mechanical engineer. Seriously--I went to Space Camp and everything. Then I took a physics class in college, and I was all NOPE. Guess I'm going back to writing about spaceships. And then I wrote about a con artist. Life. LOL(less)
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Published on September 08, 2015 15:38 • 192 views • Tags: con-artist, heist, leverage, mystery, oceans-11, suspense, teen, white-collar, ya, ya-mystery
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message 4: by Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands) (last edited Mar 07, 2013 05:16PM)

Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands) Oh my, was I ever surprised to see a friend request from you, and I'm deeply honoured and grateful to receive one.

Sorry for the late reply, university likes to share me. :P

And I've noticed you have a book Catch My Grift coming out, congrats and I can't wait to read it when it comes out (which means I should get some money lolz). ;D


message 3: by Mary

Mary Summer Thanks for friending me back! I thought your review of Book of Blood and Shadow was insightful and honest, which made me want to read all your reviews. :-)

Yes, my current project is about a teenage con artist whose dad gets abducted by the mob when his own con goes south. Julep (the protag) has to figure out who took him and why before his mark finds her. The manuscript is in the query stage, and a few agents are reading it right now, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Nice to meet you!


message 2: by Catie

Catie Thanks for the friend request, Mary Elizabeth. I'm loving your favorites - so many of mine are in there too. A teenage girl on the grift? Is she a con artist? That sounds interesting!


Kristianne How is Portland? Is it as rainy down there as it is up here? Have you read Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men? I just read it because it was suggested to me by a friend. It's a funny witch in training story.
How are you?


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