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Kirkus  calls THE SECRET SIDE OF  EMPTY, “empathetic yet  gritty.” Read the full review here.

Read the Kirkus Review of The Secret Side of Empty

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Waiting for reviews of your book to come in is like sending your baby off to kindergarten and then waiting all day to find out if she cried and was miserable or made friends and had fun.  Nerve-racking. That’s why it was a huge relief to get the first review of The Secret Side of […]

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Are you following me on Twitter yet?  No?  Don’t worry, neither is anyone else.  I have an anemic 136 followers (way better than the  50-something I had a few weeks  ago) but I definitely get an A for effort this week. And things are about to get way exciting as I live tweet ALA Midwinter […]

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The Secret Side of Empty is a Junior Library Guild Selection!

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Color me happy!  I just got word that The Secret Side of Empty was chosen as a Junior Library Guild book, which is a big honor.  Junior Library Guild gets books into libraries and has an amazing track record of picking best-sellers and award winners before they even hit shelves, so I am humbled to […]

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Meet the characters in The Secret Side of Empty

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  M.T. – M.T., or Monserrat Thalia (her “real” name she wants everyone to forget) is smart, popular and something else nobody knows… undocumented.  Learn more about the main character in The Secret Side of Empty.  Click here.     Chelsea has been M.T.’s best friend since kindergarten, but doesn’t know her secret.  And Chelsea is […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Author Maria E. Andreu

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1.  I have a cat named Hermione and another one named Katniss.  Katniss = my all-time favorite name for a cat. 2.  I was once on my high school modeling club, although I am only five foot six and, believe me, am no model. 3.  I started my first novel at age 12.  I called […]

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I write because

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I often find myself frustrated that I don’t write more.  Words swirl inside my head constantly, wanting to be written down, stories, plots, insights, ideas.  I’m sure they’re more legendary in my brain that they’d be if they ever got down on the page, but still it’s a haunting feeling of fleeting moments and things […]

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Add The Secret Side of Empty to your Goodreads Shelf

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Reasons to add The Secret Side of Empty to your Goodreads shelf: 1.  Goodreads is awesome. 2. It’s always fun to read what other people think of a book. 3.  All the cool kids are doing it!  (Okay, mostly just my friends and early reviewers at this point, but you get the idea). Click here […]

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