Melissa Marr is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series, which has sold more than one million copies and is published in twenty-six countries. Her new thriller, Made For You, is a Southern Gothic story that follows Eva Tilling after after she wakes up in the hospital. She is being stalked by an obsessive killer, and survives a hit-and-run to discover she now has the ability to foresee the deaths of those around her.
“I pick both items up and slip them into my purse. I’ve been going to the shooting range with my grandfather for years, so I feel as comfortable with a pistol as I do with a cell phone. It’s a tool, one that I was hoping not to use.” – Melissa Marr, Made for You
In this edition, Jeffrey Masters sits down and talks with Melissa Marr about her new book, Made for You.
Melissa Marr is a former literature teacher and lives with her husband and three children in Virginia. Her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Wicked Lovely, was published in 2007 and It debuted as a NY Times Bestseller and evolved into a multi-book series with myriad accolades and international bestseller lists. Her debut adult book, Graveminder, released to strong critical reception in 2011. With Kelley Armstrong, Melissa is the co-author of the Blackwell Pages trilogy (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), a children’s series about the Norse myth of Ragnarök. Her first picture book (Bunny Roo) will be released in 2015. Marr says her favorite authors include William Faulkner, poet Christina Rossetti, and novelist and poet Neil Gaiman. For fans who want to read more about faery lore, she recommends Welsh and Celtic folklore, The Lion and the Unicorn, and Marvels and Tales.