Mary Ann Marlowe

PitchWars Cookie Edition

We’re going to play a game about subjectivity. Let’s imagine that instead of choosing a single book to work on, Pitch Wars was about cookies. Object: sample a variety of cookies sent in by hopefuls and choose ONE that you think you can improve sufficiently to merit your particular mentorship. My wish list might look […]

Pitch Wars 2020 Wish List #TeamTwueWuv Gif-free version

A Text-only PDF of this page is available here.  This a gif-free page. You can find the gif-ed up version here. Hola! I’m Mary Ann Marlowe aka Lorelei Parker. I’m super excited to be back for my SIXTH year mentoring Pitch Wars!! Summary: I’m looking for contemporary romance, romantic comedy, fantasy romance of all kinds. […]

Pitch Wars 2020 Wish List #TeamTwueWuv

Pitch Wars 2020 Wish List #TeamTwueWuv

A Text-only PDF of this page is available here.  If you prefer a GIF-FREE experience, I’ve created this exact post minus all the Schitt’s Creek extravaganza. You can find that here. Hola! I’m Mary Ann Marlowe aka Lorelei Parker. I’m super excited to be back for my SIXTH year mentoring Pitch Wars!! Summary: I’m looking […]

Summer!

Summer!

I hope you’re having an excellent July. I can’t believe it’s nearly over. I suddenly realized it’s been a long time since I’ve made a general update. I’ve decided I may start blogging more because sending newsletters feels like a BIG thing, whereas blogging feels like a relatively small commitment on both our parts. And […]

Kind of a Big Deal Cover Reveal

Kind of a Big Deal Cover Reveal

I’m super excited to share the cover for my novel Kind of a Big Deal coming out in September! Scroll below for more!     This one goes out to the one he left behind . . . Guitarist Noah Kennedy is in a foul mood. He once stood at the proverbial crossroads and sold […]

Kind of Famous is Available Now! Excerpt + $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Kind of Famous is Available Now! Excerpt + $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Release Date April 7, 2020 Synopsis Layla Beckett has a secret. For the past ten years, she’s run the most trafficked fan site on the Internet for her favorite band—under an alias, naturally. When she lands a job at the prestigious New York City music magazine The Rock Paper, she’s suddenly thrust into the world […]

Enter to win 1 of 100 copies of Kind of Famous on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway Kind of Famous by Mary Ann Marlowe Giveaway ends February 28, 2020. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

Cover reveal: Kind of Famous

Cover reveal: Kind of Famous

KIND OF FAMOUS Layla Beckett has a secret. For the past ten years, she’s run the most trafficked fan site on the Internet for her favorite band—under an alias, naturally. When she lands a job at the prestigious New York City music magazine The Rock Paper, she’s suddenly thrust into the world she’s only observed […]

Interview with CBS Richmond’s Virginia This Morning

I stopped into CBS Richmond’s Virginia This Morning to talk about Dating By the Book: “Dating By The Book”    

Interview with Book Blogger Jeannie Zelos

In my upcoming release, Dating By the Book, fantasy author Maddie gets a negative review on her own upcoming release. Although an author should never do this, Maddie decides to email the reviewer, which leads to a lively correspondence. Since we usually get to read author interviews on reviewers’ blogs, I thought it might be […]

Interview with Book Blogger Ginger

In my upcoming release, Dating By the Book, fantasy author Maddie gets a negative review on her own upcoming release. Although an author should never do this, Maddie decides to email the reviewer, which leads to a lively correspondence. Since we usually get to read author interviews on reviewers’ blogs, I thought it might be […]

Interview with Book Blogger Pamela Thompson McLeod

Interview with Book Blogger Pamela Thompson McLeod

In my upcoming release, Dating By the Book, fantasy author Maddie gets a negative review on her own upcoming release. Although an author should never do this, Maddie decides to email the reviewer, which leads to a lively correspondence. Since we usually get to read author interviews on reviewers’ blogs, I thought it might be […]

ARCs of Dating By the Book Available

ARCs of Dating By the Book Available

My ARCs have arrived! Super early too. I have a ton, so I’m setting up a request form for anyone interested in getting an advance copy for review. See here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHU96_D5mh4XKpw_gDuOas6uaVhXqRmvZeR_GvgJsqJfdUzQ/viewform    

COVER REVEAL: DATING BY THE BOOK!

COVER REVEAL: DATING BY THE BOOK!

I’m super excited that I get to share my cover for my next release: Dating By the Book   But first! The back cover copy! Is love just something you find in books? Six months ago, writer and bookstore owner Maddie Hanson was left at the altar. Since then, she’s had zero interest in romance—despite […]

A Crazy Kind of Love: First Place in the Heart of Denver RWA 2018 Aspen Gold for Contemporary Long Romance

A Crazy Kind of Love: First Place in the Heart of Denver RWA 2018 Aspen Gold for Contemporary Long Romance

I’m thrilled to share that A Crazy Kind of Love came in first place in the Heart of Denver RWA 2018 Aspen Gold contest. Heart of Denver 2018 Aspen Gold Finalists  

DATING BY THE BOOK in the Kensington Booth at the Frankfurt Book Fair

DATING BY THE BOOK in the Kensington Booth at the Frankfurt Book Fair

It’s always so exciting to see pics of the book fairs with my cover on display. You can see Dating By the Book on the back wall in the poster to the right. Looking good! Thanks to @Kensingtonbooks for tweeting images.

#PitchWars Character Homework Assignment

Anyone want to do homework along with my mentee?  Here was the first assignment. To start off, we dive into character to lay the groundwork for what your MCs want, what they fear, and what is standing in their way. This comes from Michael Hauge’s Identity and Essence which I think works great for romance arcs. […]

New Book Deal

New Book Deal

Thrilled to be working on my 4th book with Kensington!

Why should you enter Pitch Wars?

Why should you enter Pitch Wars?

The Pitch Wars submission window will be upon us before long, and many authors will be gearing up to enter this not-a-contest. So many, in fact, that the chances of getting in will be long. Your odds are better straight querying than to get picked as a mentee, so why should anyone bother? I’m not […]

The Query That Worked

The Query That Worked

The book that would become SOME KIND OF MAGIC was the third MS I queried. From 54 queries, I received 15 partial or full requests, followed by an offer from Dystel and Goderich.  The title of my book has been changed, and you can see how much the back cover copy retained elements of my query […]