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Ellie Marney

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Ellie Marney is a highly-awarded author of YA crime fiction. Her titles include the Every series - Every Breath, Every Word and Every Move - and the companion novel No Limits, White Night, and the Circus Hearts series of dark YA romantic mysteries, beginning with Circus Hearts 1. She contributed to the #LoveOzYA anthology, Begin End Begin and her latest novel, None Shall Sleep, was released 1 September 2020.

Ellie has been behind the scenes at the Westminster Mortuary and interviewed forensic autopsy specialists around the world in search of just the right gory details. She may or may not know how to commit the perfect murder. She lives in country Australia with her partner (also a teacher) and their four sons.

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Ellie Marney Hi Nikki, thanks so much for asking this question! I would *love* to write a sequel for None Shall Sleep, but it depends entirely on whether the book …moreHi Nikki, thanks so much for asking this question! I would *love* to write a sequel for None Shall Sleep, but it depends entirely on whether the book becomes a hit with readers. So...I guess the best way to get a sequel would be to rec it to people and hope it takes off? I actually have a few chapters written for a Book 2 - fingers crossed I'll get to finish it, but we'll have to wait and see!
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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)
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Every Breath (Every, #1)

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Every Word (Every, #2)

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Every Move (Every, #3)

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None Shall Sleep

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No Limits

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#LoveOzYAbookclub – October 2020 author tribute: STEPH BOWE (Night Swimming)

On January 20 of this year, Steph Bowe passed away at the
age of twenty-five. She had lymphoma. It’s always tempting to describe illness
as a war – ‘the battle with cancer’ – but struggling with terminal illness is just
that, a daily struggle. Steph described a lot of it on her Facebook page, and
then one day the updates stopped.





We heard the news of Steph’s passing from her mum. The Australian
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"This book is immaculate. A mix of silence of the lambs and mind hunters. Truly unforgettable and will read again!"
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"SO GOOD! Mindhunter with teens. Super creepy serial killer teenager. I love this kind of stuff! And a solid male/female relationship with no romance. Loved it"
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"This is a really solid crime/mystery thriller, and it's #loveozya (Australian author, but an American setting)! The first two thirds is kind of slow burn as we get to know our main characters Emma and Travis, and they start to piece together the clue" 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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“Emma feels the fear in her chest like a raven tapping at a window. It's too late for misgivings, though. The door is open. A large male orderly stands sentry, securing her passage to the place beyond sanity, and Emma steps inside...”
Ellie Marney, None Shall Sleep

“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

“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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“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 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




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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!
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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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