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Mara Rutherford

Mara Rutherford began her writing career as a journalist but quickly discovered she far preferred fantasy to reality. Originally from California, Mara has since lived all over the world along with her Marine-turned-diplomat husband. A triplet born on Leap Day, Mara holds a Master's degree in Cultural Studies from the University of London. When she's not writing or chasing after her two sons, she can usually be found pushing the boundaries of her comfort zone, whether at a traditional Russian banya or an Incan archaeological site. Crown of Coral and Pearl is her first novel.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
   Luminous (2021)
   The Poison Season (2022)
   A Multitude of Dreams (2023)
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The Forest Grimm (2023)
(Forest Grimm, book 1)
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Hotel Magnifique (2022)
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