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 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

Books by this Author

Persuasion
Compulsion

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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 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. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Right now? The lack of objectivity in the news and the idea that people are getting more of their news from sources that share their own viewpoint. I feel like as a society, we are losing some of the bridges between each other, and that leads to less sympathy and empathy as well. It's why I love that kids still devour books. Fiction in print and on the screen provides a common denominator we desperately need.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz. Man, school has to really suck when you have green skin. But she put on striped socks, collected an army of minions, and ran with it.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My children.

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