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 Compulsion and Persuasion, books one and two in 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. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, loyalty, and intellectual curiosity. I haven't always honored those as I should, but I am getting to appreciate them more with every passing day.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Besides being Queen of the World? I'd love to ride at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. They've recently starting accepting female riders.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. And then. But. Shiver. Manic. These are my goto words. I'm trying to find ways around them.

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