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  • Check out AMERICAN BETIYA!

    I’m glad that YA books are read by people way past their teenage years because there’s so much in American Betiya that informs and enlightens people like me (who have such a different life experience) about what it’s like to be a young woman of…

  • Take My Advice (my article in Booksbywomen)

    February 23, 2021 | By Marti Leimbach | Reply     I remember as a child my mother listing a whole bunch of first lines from bestselling books. “The primroses were over,” she announced theatrically, referring to the opening to Watership Down.  “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family…

  • Read A Book Review: What Beauty There Is

    I loved Cory Anderson’s, What Beauty There Is, a young adult/adult crossover thriller about Jack Morton, a 17-year old in a remote area of Idaho, who discovers his mother’s suicide, only fifteen dollars in the kitty, and the likelihood of his younger brother going into…

  • Find out What’s Haunting Me (a Caroline Leavitt Interview)

    Every writer wants to be interviewed by Caroline Leavitt. This New York Times bestselling author is a great friend to other authors, always interviewing them, asking them interesting questions and being basically the nicest human in the world. So, of course, I was thrilled when…

  • Write it on the wall

    About the book: Things aren’t going well for Kira. At home, she cares for her mother and fends off debt collectors. At school, she’s awkward and shy. Plus, she may flunk out if she doesn’t stop obsessing about science, her passion and the one thing…

  • Pick the blue one…

    About the book: Things aren’t going well for Kira.  At home, she cares for her mother and fends off debt collectors. At school, she’s awkward and shy. Plus, she may flunk out if she doesn’t stop obsessing about science, her passion and the one thing…

  • Watch the Dragonfly Girl Book Trailer

    With love and thanks to the original artists: Tibor Janosi Mozes Pete Linforth Engin Akyurt and the genius filmmakers at Vimeo Free Video 💕 This video can also be seen on Youtube…

  • See It Through My Eyes

    About the book: Things aren’t going well for Kira.  At home, she cares for her mother and fends off debt collectors. At school, she’s awkward and shy. Plus, she may flunk out if she doesn’t stop obsessing about science, her passion and the one thing…

  • Read for free…

    It’s only two weeks until DRAGONFLY GIRL is released, but the good people at Epic Reads have a preview of the first three chapters! Just click on this link to get a sneak preview!…

  • Learn 3 Ways DRAGONFLY GIRL Encourages Girls In STEM

    It challenges stereotypes The clever protagonist in Dragonfly Girl, with a head for math and science, is a high school girl. Not only that, she’s a high school girl who wants to be liked, to wear nice clothes, to go to dances and be part of…

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