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, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and, 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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COMPULSION by Martina Boone

Beautiful Creatures meets The Body Finder in Compulsion, the first novel in the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy. Producer & Director: Justin Cook

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live bold and dream big.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing. I'm tone deaf, but I love to sing. It's an ugly combination.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I try very hard to be happy wherever I am, but I love to travel. The next stop on my bucket list is an African safari, and I always look forward to going to Prague, which is my favorite city.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I admire many people, but I tend to identify with historical figures I am connected to by story. The hidden character in the HEIRS OF WATSON ISLAND trilogy is Eliza Pinckney, the 17-year-old girl who ran three plantations and founded the American indigo industry. She not only created a viable crop, but the change in farming method reduced the exposure to malaria and saved many lives. She isn't the most admirable character in history, but she is one who intrigues me.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. That's the babbling thing again. Sigh.

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