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Ellie Marney

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Ellie Marney is a teacher and highly-awarded author of YA fiction.

Her debut YA romantic crime trilogy, the Every series - Every Breath, Every Word and Every Move - was followed by the companion novel No Limits in August 2017, in the same year Begin End Begin came out. In 2018, White Night was released, as well as her indie series of dark YA romantic mysteries, Circus Hearts 1. Her next novel is due for release in 2020.

Ellie is involved in the advocacy campaign for Australian YA literature called #LoveOzYA, and runs #LoveOzYAbookclub online. She lives in country Australia with her partner (also a teacher) and their four sons.

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Ellie Marney Right now I'm putting the finishing touches on a new series - CIRCUS HEARTS is a YA rom-crime trilogy (only 3 books...so far) set in a circus, with a…moreRight now I'm putting the finishing touches on a new series - CIRCUS HEARTS is a YA rom-crime trilogy (only 3 books...so far) set in a circus, with a changing cast of interlinked characters in each book. The first book will be released in early September 2018 (then book 2 in October, book 3 in November) and I'm very excited to see it set loose!(less)
Ellie Marney I usually step away from my computer for a while and have a think (and just give myself breathing time!). Then I go back to the place in the story…moreI usually step away from my computer for a while and have a think (and just give myself breathing time!). Then I go back to the place in the story where the writing was flowing, and try to figure out the moment I made the character do something they didn't really want to do. I almost always find it's a problem of me not knowing the character enough.(less)
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#LoveOzYAbookclub September 2019 title selection – MONUMENTS

Good morning, bookclubbers! Here in Australia, we’ve moved from shivering in our coats to feeling the first warm breeze of spring (and anticipating what’s bound to be an over-warm summer) so it feels appropriate to be reading a new title in bookclub that deals with geologic-level myth-making – our book for September is MONUMENTS by much-loved local author Will Kostakis.


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"I loved, loved, loved this book! I saw it on a list of favorite books from my friend, @melbsonmymind and thought, "Hmm. Sounds interesting and she has great taste in books." So I requested it on my library’s website. I might point out here that li..." Read more of this review »
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“You don't have to pretend with me, you know.' He reaches out and tucks a strand of my hair behind my ear. His expression is so open and honest I feel it like a sucker punch. 'I used to pretend, all the time, so I can spot it a mile away. If you're feeling shit, then just say so. I don't need to know the reason, it might be none of my business—'
'I'm feeling shit.”
Ellie Marney, Every Breath

“So what did Conroy say to you this arvo, after I left?'
He said, Rachel Watts is hot stuff, and I'd like to ask her out. Got any tips?'
'Mycroft, don't be juvenile.'
'I am a juvenile.'
'Then don't be grotesque. Are you going to tell me or not?'
Mycroft fiddles with the cigarette pack, loose in his long fingers.
'Nothing to tell,' he says. 'Conroy uses the same material in every speech. The we can't put up with this behaviour forever line, and the one more stunt like this line. I can't figure out why he keeps recycling.'
'Maybe he thinks constant repetition will make it sink in.'
'See, that's Einstein's definition of insanity right there - doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.”
Ellie Marney, Every Breath

“If you looked inside his brain at this moment you’d see all the little synapses, Catherine wheels and penny bangers and skyrockets, all firing off into space in some sparkling display of gathering momentum. I don’t want to look into his brain. Looking into his eyes is bad enough.”
Ellie Marney, Every Breath

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“Kissing is something that makes up for a whole lot of the other crap you have to put up with in school, and as a teenager in general”
Maureen Johnson Name of the Star
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“If you want me to fix your homework, you need to leave me alone.” Then he spotted her. “You’re back.”
“Yeah.” She glanced between him and Gabriel. “You do his homework?”
“Just the math. It’s a miracle he can count to ten.”
“I can count to one.” Gabriel gave him the finger.”
Brigid Kemmerer, Storm

“So what did Conroy say to you this arvo, after I left?'
He said, Rachel Watts is hot stuff, and I'd like to ask her out. Got any tips?'
'Mycroft, don't be juvenile.'
'I am a juvenile.'
'Then don't be grotesque. Are you going to tell me or not?'
Mycroft fiddles with the cigarette pack, loose in his long fingers.
'Nothing to tell,' he says. 'Conroy uses the same material in every speech. The we can't put up with this behaviour forever line, and the one more stunt like this line. I can't figure out why he keeps recycling.'
'Maybe he thinks constant repetition will make it sink in.'
'See, that's Einstein's definition of insanity right there - doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.”
Ellie Marney, Every Breath

“Mai grins at Mycroft. ‘You know that’s slightly ridiculous, don’t you?’
He smiled. ‘Why?’
‘Because. . . because you’re teenagers.’ Mai’s expression says it should be obvious. ‘Mycroft, this isn’t like figuring out who spray-painted some guy’s car. This is murder.’
‘The principles are the same’ he insists.
‘But you’re both minors. And you have no access to police information, no experience, no forensics lab, no authority. . . ’
‘Mai, are you trying to bring me down or something?’
Gus, who usually only gets emotive about things like soccer, suddenly leans forward. ‘I think you should do it.’ He glances at me and Mycroft in turn. ‘This homeless guy, it’s not like his death is going to be a major priority, is it? The police won’t bend over backwards to bring his killer to justice or anything. He was a derelict with no family. So you two are the only ones who even care.”
Ellie Marney, Every Breath

“Something that’s bothered me for a while now is the current profligacy in YA culture of Team Boy 1 vs Team Boy 2 fangirling. [...] Despite the fact that I have no objection to shipping, this particular species of team-choosing troubled me, though I had difficulty understanding why. Then I saw it applied to Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy – Team Peeta vs Team Gale – and all of a sudden it hit me that anyone who thought romance and love-triangles were the main event in that series had utterly missed the point. Sure, those elements are present in the story, but they aren’t anywhere near being the bones of it, because The Hunger Games, more than anything else, is about war, survival, politics, propaganda and power. Seeing such a strong, raw narrative reduced to a single vapid argument – which boy is cuter? – made me physically angry.

So, look. People read different books for different reasons. The thing I love about a story are not necessarily the things you love, and vice versa. But riddle me this: are the readers of these series really so excited, so thrilled by the prospect of choosing! between! two! different! boys! that they have to boil entire narratives down to a binary equation based on male physical perfection and, if we’re very lucky, chivalrous behaviour? While feminism most certainly champions the right of women to chose their own partners, it also supports them to choose things besides men, or to postpone the question of partnership in favour of other pursuits – knowledge, for instance. Adventure. Careers. Wild dancing. Fun. Friendship. Travel. Glorious mayhem. And while, as a woman now happily entering her fourth year of marriage, I’d be the last person on Earth to suggest that male companionship is inimical to any of those things, what’s starting to bother me is the comparative dearth of YA stories which aren’t, in some way, shape or form, focussed on Girls Getting Boyfriends, and particularly Hot Immortal Or Magical Boyfriends Whom They Will Love For All Eternity.

Blog post: Love Team Freezer”
Foz Meadows




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Ellie Marney Lia wrote: "Hi, Ellie! I absolutely love the Every trilogy (I'm currently reading the last installment) and my friend and I have a reoccuring question: who are the models on the covers of the trilogy? It's no ..."

Hi Lia,
Wow, Romania is far away! My answer to your question is: I'm afraid I don't know! My publisher chooses both models and their sources, so I'm completely in the dark about it. Sorry I can't give you a better answer, but if you're superkeen to find out, you could contact my publishers (Allen & Unwin in Aus, Tundra Books in Canada) and see what they say :) But thanks for writing, and I'm very glad you loved the books - happy reading!
xxEllie


message 5: by Lia

Lia Hi, Ellie! I absolutely love the Every trilogy (I'm currently reading the last installment) and my friend and I have a reoccuring question: who are the models on the covers of the trilogy? It's no problem if you can't say! <3 Lots of love from Romania!


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Ellie Marney Diana wrote: "Just finished Begin, End, Begin and your story was a favourite. Now reading Every Move. I am loving the way it is heading! Suffice to say looking forward to No Limits. Thanks for these great books."

Yay, so glad you're enjoying the reads! I'm really excited to be sharing Harris's story - finally! - with the world soon :)

xe


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Ellie Marney Cam *is the worst* wrote: "Hi Ellie, thank you for accepting my friend request!
I'm going to read Every Breath very soon. :)"


Thanks for friending! And hope you enjoy Every Breath!
xe


message 2: by Diana

Diana Just finished Begin, End, Begin and your story was a favourite. Now reading Every Move. I am loving the way it is heading! Suffice to say looking forward to No Limits. Thanks for these great books.


Cam *tactile seeker* Hi Ellie, thank you for accepting my friend request!
I'm going to read Every Breath very soon. :)


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