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Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr
Born (1972-07-25) July 25, 1972 [1]
Occupation Writer
Language English
Nationality American
Genre YA/Urban Fantasy
Children 2[2]

Melissa Marr (born July 25, 1972) is an American author of young-adult/urban fantasy novels.


Marr, a former university English teacher, currently resides in Virginia.[3][4] Her first novel was published in 2007, the New York Times bestseller Wicked Lovely. Along with four more books in that series, which is now completed, she has also written an adult novel, Graveminder, and started on a new young adult series that began with 2012's Carnival of Souls. She is also a frequent contributor of short fiction to anthologies and has edited one anthology with Kelley Armstrong, with whom she also writes the series Loki's Wolves, published under the name M.A. Marr.[5]


Young Adult Novels

Wicked Lovely series

Untamed City series

Middle Grade Novels

The Blackwell Pages

Adult Novels

Graphic Novels

Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales series

  • Volume 1: Sanctuary (2009)
  • Volume 2: Challenge (2010)
  • Volume 3: Resolve (2011)

Short Fiction


  • Faery Tales and Nightmares (2011)

Anthologies Edited

  • Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions, with Kelley Armstrong
  • Rags and Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales (2013), with Tim Pratt

Anthologies Contributed To

  • Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions
  • Teeth: Vampire Tales
  • Love Is Hell
  • Naked City
  • Home Improvement: Undead Edition
  • Unbound

Awards and honors

Wicked Lovely

  • New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age 2008[6]
  • Amazon's Best Books of 2007: Top 10 Editor's Picks: Teens[7]
  • IRA Notable Books 2008: Young Adult Fiction [8]


  1. ^ "Title, short story, & stuff". The shoot was today, & tomorrow is my birthday so my son was pretty adamant that a trip to NY was OUT 
  2. ^ "Melissa Marr is on a Wicked, Lovely Roll". Publishers Weekly. August 2, 2010. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Melissa Marr - Biographies". Epic Reads. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Official Website of Melissa Marr. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gearing Up for Spring Picks From Children's Booksellers". Publishers Weekly. February 25, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age 2008, page 7
  7. ^ Amazon's Best Books of 2007: Top 10 Editor's Picks: Teens
  8. ^ 2008 IRA Book Awards and Notable Books

External links

  • Melissa Marr's Website
  • "Melissa Marr, Literary Goth Writer of Young Adult Fiction" Online article by Steven Williams with linked resources.
  • Melissa Marr at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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