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Pitch Wars 2019 Wish List #TeamTwueWuv

Pitch Wars 2019 Wish List #TeamTwueWuv

Hola! I’m Mary Ann Marlowe. I’m super excited to be back for my FIFTH year mentoring Pitch Wars!! I love this community, and I look forward to bringing someone new (maybe YOU!) into #TeamTwueWuv. We are a happy family. If you’re unfamiliar with Pitch Wars, check out the Pitch Wars website for an explanation and a […]

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!

Pitch Wars 2018 Wish List #TeamTwueWuv

Pitch Wars 2018 Wish List #TeamTwueWuv

I’m so excited to be back for my FOURTH year mentoring Pitch Wars!! I love this community, and I look forward to bringing someone new into #TeamTwueWuv. We are happy family. This year, my very first mentee, Laura Elizabeth, will be helping me, which is a special thrill for me.  You can follow her on […]

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 […]

German Foreign Rights sold for DATING BY THE BOOK

German Foreign Rights sold for DATING BY THE BOOK

It is a thrill and a half to me that my next book DATING BY THE BOOK will be translated into German. German is my third language — not nearly as good as my French, but worlds better than my Spanish. I was once married to a German and I spent a great deal of […]

SOME KIND OF MAGIC is a finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Beverley contest

So pleased that SOME KIND OF MAGIC finaled in the Contemporary Romance category of the Colorado Romance Writers Beverley contest. The Beverley  

SOME KIND OF MAGIC is finalist in the Toronto Romance Writers Northern Hearts contest

SOME KIND OF MAGIC is finalist in the Toronto Romance Writers Northern Hearts contest

So thrilled that SOME KIND OF MAGIC has finaled in the Contemporary Romance category of the TRW Northern Hearts contest.

SOME KIND OF MAGIC - Finalist in the Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Contest

SOME KIND OF MAGIC – Finalist in the Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Contest

Thrilled to learn that SOME KIND OF MAGIC has finaled in the Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Contest! 2018 Stiletto Contest Finalists

A CRAZY KIND OF LOVE - Winner of the 2018 Desert Rose RWA Golden Quill Published Authors' Contest

A CRAZY KIND OF LOVE – Winner of the 2018 Desert Rose RWA Golden Quill Published Authors’ Contest

I entered contests with both my books just hoping to possibly final in one or two, and I’d be happy with that. I certainly never expected my little book A Crazy Kind of Love to actually win one of them. So imagine my shock when I got the email from Desert Rose RWA that my […]

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