Marisa is an actress, screenwriter and novelist. She grew up in Bath, England, and trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Her debut novel for Young Adults, Between You & Me, – a Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2012 and recipient of a Kirkus star for “books of exceptional merit” – is available from Bloomsbury. Between You & Me was also selected for the American Library Associations’ 2013 Rainbow Book List of quality books with authentic LGBT content, and as a Kobo dazzling debut.
She is an Audiofile Earphones Award winning narrator of numerous audiobooks, including Publishers Weekly Starred review recordings of Frogkisser! by Garth Nix and Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie.
Find out more and listen to extracts of all her books at marisacalin.com. She lives in New York City.
Praise for Between You & Me:
This total-immersion emotional experience is one readers will both recognize and thoroughly enjoy. – Kirkus Starred Review
Stands out from the pack… Readers will feel as if they are sitting beside fire on her emotional roller-coaster. – Publishers Weekly
Addresses the pain and exhilaration of infatuation; the basic need to love who you love; and the confusion and possibilities of questioning one’s sexuality, without judgement or sensationalism. – Booklist
Nothing I like better than a fresh take on unrequited love. Calin keeps you guessing and there are no wrong answers. – Ellen Wittlinger, Printz Honor Winner
The writing draws you in from page 1. You’re in love with the characters by page 5. – Lauren Kate, NYT Best-selling Author