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I’m Marty Mayberry, and I write both young adult and adult novels.
In Adult, I mostly write romance. Or books featuring strong romantic plotlines. I like to think I write cocky beta heroes and kick-ass heroines, but I’ve also been known to write sweet romance, when the mood hits me. On sub at the moment are FEARLESS, my romantic suspense, HIGHLAND GAMES, a contemporary romance with a Highlander twist, and soon, SOMEBODY LIKE YOU, also a contemporary romance.
In young adult, I write about strong girls who discover who they are and what they want in life, while kissing cute guys along the way. I currently have a young adult mystery, DEEP SECRETS, on sub.
I’m represented by the awesome Jessica Watterson of the Dijkstra Agency.
When I’m not researching ways to take down killers with everyday household items (FEARLESS), or endangering my character’s lives (DEEP SECRETS; well, FEARLESS, too), or encouraging my main character to kiss a kilted hero (HIGHLAND GAMES), 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 retired Seabee Chief husband, three grown 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 PRO 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 (SOMEBODY LIKE YOU) and romantic suspense (FEARLESS).
My romantic suspense (FEARLESS) finaled in the ’18 Tampa Area Romance Author’s TARA Contest. The winners will be announced in October.
I’m the Secretary for Maine Romance Writers.
Find me on Twitter: @marty_mayberry