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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

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Swoon Author Maggie Ann Martin: An Introvert's Guide to Talking About Your Book in Public

If you’re anything like me, the question “So, what’s your book about?” can send your mind into a momentary panic followed by a complete blank. Even though this book is something you live and breathe, how are you supposed to put it into words? For other people? At a moment’s notice??Practice, my friends.Just like practicing the craft of writing, if … Read More


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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

It's Pub Day for TO BE HONEST!

The most wonderful, amazing and super-special-awesome thing has happened, friends: To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin hit the shelves this morning! We are practically beside ourselves that this fabulous book is finally out in the world for your enjoyment. We can't wait for you all to meet Savvy!News flash: FAT isn't a bad word.Savannah is dreading being home alone … Read More


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Friday, July 27th, 2018

Swoon Author Maggie Ann Martin's Editing Update: Finding a Drafting Schedule That Works for You

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been given the writing advice “write a little every day.” Hand firmly raised? Mine, too. I thought this is what every writer did while they were working away at a draft. I thought everyone thrived off of being able to watch their progress increase little-by-little each day on a graph (I’m looking at you, … Read More


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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 else does. … Read More


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