Introducing The Happy Writer Podcast!

Posted on: 30th Mar 2020  /   Categorized: Book Love
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Hey readers! Exciting news: I’ve started a podcast! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and this season of COVID-19 felt like the right time to give it a shot.

In The Happy Writer Podcast, I’ll be interviewing authors and talking about their books, their process, and different ways we can bring more joy into our writing journeys. I’ve had so much fun recording my first episodes and cannot wait to hear what you think!

The first episode, where I chat with Jessica Brody about Book Two in her “Les Mis in Space” trilogy, BETWEEN BURNING WORLDS (co-written with Joanne Rendell), is already live. You can listen here or via these podcast-listening platforms:

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Spotify
Stitcher

(More coming soon!)

Please be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!

You can also follow The Happy Writer on social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

To celebrate the podcast launch, I’m also hosting a giveaway, where you can win an ARC of SKY WITHOUT STARS, signed by both Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell, as well as a signed copy of CINDER and some fun swag! You can enter on the podcast page. Ends Thursday at midnight PST. Open internationally.

And stay tuned for Episode Two, in which Sandhya Menon talks about her new book, OF CURSES AND KISSES.

Happy listening!

The Lunar Chronicles Redesigned Paperbacks are Available NOW!

Posted on: 4th Feb 2020  /   Categorized: Cinder
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It’s finally here! The day when you can get your own copies of the *new* Lunar Chronicles paperbacks, redesigned with these amazing covers and stepbacks. Thanks to the Fierce Reads team and Tomer Hanuka for these amazing covers, adding a whole new dimension to the stories.

All retailer links are available at The Universe of Marissa Meyer.

Don’t forget, I’ll be touring starting later this month. Click through for all details and to get your tickets. Can’t wait to see you on the Lunar Ever After tour!

Lunar Ever After – Tour, *NEW* Paperback Covers, Sweepstakes and More!

Posted on: 3rd Dec 2019  /   Categorized: Book Love
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In case you missed the Cyborg Monday celebration over on Instagram (where I spend a lot of my social media time these days) there is so much news to share!

First up–and I couldn’t be more excited!–are the brand new covers for Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter:

 

 

Aren’t they amazing? I love love love these new covers. So much gratitude and awe to our illustrator, Tomer Hanuka (@tropical_toxic), and designer Rich Deas. Superstars!!!

All four will be released on February 4, 2020 and are available for pre-order. The Fierce Reads page has all your retailer links.

To go along with the new paperbacks, I’m going on a tour in the new year.

Please make sure to check the Fierce Reads events page for tour details, as some events are ticketed.

Feb 29, 2020, LibraryPalooza 2020, San Antonio, TX

Mar 1, 2020, 5:00pm, BookPeople, Austin, TX 78703

Mar 4, 2020, 7:00pm, Spencer Road Library, St. Peters, MO

Mar 5, 2020, 6:00pm, Best of Books, Oklahoma City, OK

Mar 7, 2020, North Texas Teen Book Festival, Dallas, TX

Mar 28, 2020, Teen Author Boot Camp, Provo, UT

While you wait for the new books, go enter the Fierce Reads Cyborg Monday Sweepstakes – it’s open until December 14. See the site for entry, eligibility, and prize details.

And once you’re done with that, head on over to the Discussion Boards to share your thoughts and feelings about the books, new covers, characters, ships–whatever! It’s the best place to hang out with Lunarctics just like you!

Supernova Audio – Release, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Posted on: 7th Nov 2019  /   Categorized: Giveaways
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It’s Supernova release week! I know many of you like to listen to your books, so of course there is an audio version. The amazing Rebecca Soler and Dan Bittner are back, narrating this final book in the Renegades series.

Listen to an excerpt here.

To celebrate the release, my publisher is holding a contest. Enter for a chance to win a digital download of the Supernova audiobook! (For U.S. Residents only, closes November 19, 2019 – click for full details.)

If you can’t wait, you can get your copy where you normally purchase your audio books.

It’s out now! 

Fan Art Contest – Winners!

Posted on: 31st Oct 2019  /   Categorized: fanart
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A big thank you to everyone who entered the fan art contests! I’m always amazed at the talent, skill, and creativity of my readers and am so honored that you put your hearts into making such wonderful art inspired by the Renegades Trilogy!

If you’ve been following on social media, you’ve seen the winners revealed, but here is all the artwork in one place.

 

My heart!!!!

The Grand Prize Winner:

by Anhou

And the rest of the winners from both the North American and International contests:

 

SUPERNOVA Pre-Order Campaign, Excerpt, + Tour Info

Posted on: 26th Sep 2019  /   Categorized: Events
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The SUPERNOVA pre-order campaign is still on. You have until November 5 to pre-order your copy and submit your receipt to receive one of the exclusive pin sets. See here for more info and the form to submit. US Only, while supplies last.

Are you ready for SUPERNOVA? Itching to start? Read an excerpt of SUPERNOVA here.

TOUR INFO:

Nov 4, 2019
6:30pm
Love & Anarchy Tour
White Eagle Hall (Hosted by Word)
Jersey City, NJ

Nov 5, 2019
6:30pm
Love & Anarchy Tour
Barnes & Noble Neshaminy Mall
Bensalem, PA

Nov 6, 2019
7:00pm
Love & Anarchy Tour
The Yard (Hosted by East City Bookshop)
Washington, DC

Nov 7, 2019
7:00pm
Love & Anarchy Tour
Tattered Cover Bookstore (Colfax Avenue)
Denver, CO

Nov 8, 2019
7:00pm
Love & Anarchy Tour
Kepler’s Books
Menlo Park, CA

Nov 9, 2019
4:00pm
Love & Anarchy Tour
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA

Nov 11, 2019
7:00pm
Love & Anarchy Tour – with Tamara Moss!
Powell’s Inc. (Cedar Hills Crossing)
Portland, OR

Nov 12, 2019
6:30pm
Love & Anarchy Tour – with Tamara Moss!
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
Vancouver, Canada

Nov 13, 2019
7:00pm
Love & Anarchy Tour – with Tamara Moss!
Court House Square (Hosted by King’s Books)
Tacoma, WA

 

Fan Art CONTEST and Other News!

Posted on: 5th Aug 2019  /   Categorized: fanart
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One of my FAVORITE things about being a writer is seeing all the amazing fan art you guys create for the worlds and characters! (See past #fanartfriday posts on Instagram for proof!) And now you can put that talent toward a new contest!

For my American and Canadian fans, the fanart contest is put on by @FierceReads:

THE PRIZES
ONE Grand Prize Winner (chosen by me!) will win… *drum roll* A TRIP TO MY NYC SUPERNOVA LAUNCH EVENT! This is not a drill. I cannot WAIT to meet the winner!

NINETEEN runners-up will have their art featured in an exclusive Fan Art Wall displayed at ALL of my Supernova Tour events! –

HOW TO ENTER
Submit your #RenegadesTrilogy fan art by 8/26 at http://bit.ly/2XUzMFW! Note: this is not an Instagram contest – you must enter via the online form.
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Note: THIS contest is open to US and Canada only (because it’s run by my US publisher and legal mumbo jumbo won’t allow them to accept international entries)


For my international fans, I’m running a separate contest on Instagram.

THE PRIZES
FIVE WINNERS, selected by yours truly, will each have their art featured on the fan art gallery wall at ALL of my Supernova Tour events! Plus they will receive a signed copy of SUPERNOVA and some epic Renegades swag!
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HOW TO ENTER
Post your Renegades-inspired fan art on Instagram by August 26 (11:59pm PST). TAG IT: #RenegadesAbroad #RenegadesFanArt (please use both tags – if it’s not tagged, it’s not entered!)
Please include your country of residence somewhere in the description. (This is for my own data-gathering purposes and will have no impact on your chance of winning.)

Note: The Instagram contest is NOT open to American/Canadian residents – please enter the Fierce Reads fanart contest above.

GOOD LUCK!


While you wait for Supernova:

EVENTS: I will be at the Seattle Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28.

TOUR: I will be announcing the dates and locations for my Supernova tour soon!

SUPERNOVA PRE-ORDER CAMPAIGN: Pre-order Supernova and upload your receipt via this online form before August 14th to have your name printed in the paperback of Archenemies! Those who submit their receipt now will also receive an exclusive Universe of Marissa Meyer pin pack! https://read.macmillan.com/promo/supernovapreorder1/

ARE YOU A SUPERFAN? Take the Marissa Meyer superfan quiz (score 80% or higher and it unlocks the first chapters from Supernova): https://renegades.universeofmarissameyer.com/superfan-quiz/

FYI: I wrote a writing pep talk that will be included in NaNoWriMo’s new “Brave the Page” book, coming out Aug. 27.

What’s Coming Next

Posted on: 30th Jul 2019  /   Categorized: News
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Note: I don’t blog much these days and you’ll find more frequent news, contests, and information on Instagram and Twitter, so please follow me there. But for this BIG news, I wanted to make sure everyone sees it!

I am SO RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED to be announcing my next book!!!
Here are the quick details:

Title: INSTANT KARMA
Genre: Contemporary romance with a magical twist ❤️
Main character: Prudence
Love interest (or should I say, love/hate interest?): Quint
Release date: November 2020

I’ll be posting on Instagram and Twitter about some of my inspirations for this book over the next couple of weeks, but for now, head over to Bustle to read the book’s description and a brief interview where I get to talk romance, characters, and… bonus! tease a couple other projects in the works as well!

I’ve seriously been having so much fun writing this book and cannot WAIT to share more details with you guys!!!!!

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