About Me


I’m Marty Mayberry, and I write both young adult and adult novels. My young adult titles can be found under this name, and my adult books can be found under the pen name, Marlie May – website.

When I’m not researching ways to take down killers with everyday household items , or encouraging my characters to kiss, I work as an RN/Clinical Documentation Specialist (which is a fancy title that means I help physicians document the correct terminology so my hospital gets paid). 

I live in New England with my husband, three  children, not enough cats, and a spunky Yorkie pup who makes me laugh. Here’s a picture of Lily (isn’t she sweet?):

I’m a member of YARWA, a PAN member of RWA, and a four-year PitchWars mentor.

My young adult sci-fi won the YARWA’s Rosemary Award for Speculative Fiction in 2015.

My New Adult Urban Fantasy came in second place in the 2017 Rosemary Award, in the NA Category.

I was a double ’18 Golden Heart® finalist in short contemporary and romantic suspense.  

My romantic suspense finaled in the ’18 Tampa Area Romance Author’s TARA Contest.

Find me on Twitter:  @marty_mayberry