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Maggie Ann Martin

Iowa City, IA

Reader & Writer


Maggie Ann Martin hails from Iowa City, Iowa but moonlights as a New Yorker. She has a shiny new BA in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa, the most welcoming literary community in the world. When she is not writing, you can find her binge watching TV shows or passionately fangirling over fictional characters on the Internet. The Big F is her debut novel.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling | Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas | Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Favorite Quotes

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

Favorite Genres

Maggie Ann Martin's Manuscripts

Maggie Ann Martin's Library

Most Recent Blog Posts

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

And the winning cover for THE STRUGGLE IS REAL is...

Hello Everyone! This past week has been incredible watching the cover voting for The Struggle Is Real unfold. With your help, we were able to make this the most voted on cover ever in Swoon Reads history, and if that doesn’t say something about how passionate people are about seeing plus-sized representation in YA, I don’t know what ... Read More


cover creation, cover, voting, The Struggle Is Real, cover reveal, Maggie Ann Martin
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Swoon Author Maggie Ann Martin: A Q&A with Pre-Pub Maggie and Post-Pub Maggie

Before I started this publishing journey, I had very specific, sometimes tough questions about how the publishing process would pan out. I never felt comfortable asking an author these questions outright in a public forum, so I’m here to answer all of the hard questions for you! How often did you check the Swoon Reads site for comments? At ... Read More


pub day, Q&A, publishing, editing, writing, The Big F, Maggie Ann Martin
Monday, September 11th, 2017

And the title for Maggie Ann Martin's new book is...

When I saw the first crowdsourcing of a title go on with Jennifer Honeybourn’s new book, When Life Gives You Demons, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Titles are very difficult for me, and having a whole slew of talented writers and readers pitch their ideas for my new book seemed like a no-brainer.  I had complete ... Read More


new, title, The Struggle Is Real, The Big F, Maggie Ann Martin
Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Swoon Author Maggie Ann Martin: Writing Character Quirks (Plus a Quiz!)

One of my favorite parts about starting a new project is finding out what makes a character tick, the things they are passionate about, the way they talk—all of the things that make them unique and interesting. I love adding weirdly specific detail in unexpected spots that make the reader laugh, whether that’s in dialogue or in descriptions ... Read More


The Big F, characters, writing, quiz, Maggie Ann Martin
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Swoon Author Maggie Ann Martin: Choose Your Own Editing Adventure

Throughout my editing process for The Big F I tried many different techniques and hit different roadblocks along the way until I made it triumphantly out the other side of edits. Let’s see if you can make it through my editing process by playing along “choose your own adventure” style below! A. You get your edit letter back from ... Read More


writing, editing, Choose Your Own Adventure, The Big F, Maggie Ann Martin

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