Martina Boone

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Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them. She’s the author of the Heirs of Watson Island series, and the founder of both AdventuresinYAPublishing.com, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and YASeriesInsiders.com, a Tumblr site devoted to news, giveaways, and insider secrets of much-loved and up-and-coming YA series.

From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

Photograph by Nirusha Benham

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Illusion
Persuasion
Compulsion

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live bold and dream big.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A book to make me think, a cat to warm my lap, a dog to remind me that loyalty is everything, a horse to show me the world is a miracle, love to expand my heart, children to teach me empathy, and gratitude to help me remember that I should share my good fortune as often as I can.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Not sure on this one. Maybe the fact that I love to read, because that keeps me thinking about how I can be a better person.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Failure

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My children.

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