Friday, August 28, 2015


Marci Lyn Curtis grew up in Northern California, where she went to college and met an amazing guy in a military uniform. Two college-aged kids and one dachshund later, she lives in Maryland, where she laughs too loudly and eats peanut butter off spoons. Her YA contemporary debut, The One Thing, releases September 8th, 2015, via Disney-Hyperion. 

Now, let's get to know this badass a little better.

What is your favorite word? Swank.

What is your least favorite word? Moist. Creepiest word in the history of ever.

What sound or noise do you love? Flip-flops. Seriously. They make the happiest, most carefree sound in existence.

What sound or noise do you hate? Any combination of words spoken through the froth of toothpaste. Because, ew: foamy spit.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Anything that involves working with elephants.

What profession would you not like to do? Dental hygienist. (Are you beginning to sense a pattern here? Yes—yes—spit grosses me out.)

What is your favorite color Popsicle?
Red. Or else, orange. Or maybe purple.
Or whatever color is code for “indecisive eater.”

Sprinklers or Slip N Slide? Slip N Slide. Sprinklers are for sissies. ;)

Favorite John Hughes Movie? Oh man. It’s sort of a tie between The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but I think I’ll have to go Bueller.

Last song you listened to? Foo Fighters’ “Rope.”

What book do you wish you would have written because it’s just that good? Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun.

In one sentence or less, what does every aspiring author need to know? Your stories matter.


Now, some details on this amazing debut that is up for grabs in the SPELLS, SPIRITS and SWOONS! prize pack:

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Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won't invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie's rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal.

Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn't interested in rehabilitation, not when she's still mourning the loss of her professional-soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory.

Then Maggie's whole world is turned upside down. Somehow, incredibly, she can see again. But only one person: Ben, a precocious ten-year-old unlike anyone she's ever met. Ben's life isn't easy, but he doesn't see limits, only possibilities. After awhile, Maggie starts to realize that losing her sight doesn't have to mean losing everything she dreamed of. Even if what she's currently dreaming of is Mason Milton, the infuriatingly attractive lead singer of Maggie's new favorite band, who just happens to be Ben's brother.

But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future...before she loses everything she has grown to love.

Do yourself a favor and stalk this girl via her website, twitter or Facebook. And be sure to add her books to your Goodreads list.


*Many thanks to James Lipton for letting me steal sharing his awesome interview questions*