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Marisa de los Santos

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Marisa de los Santos grew up in Baltimore and Northern Virginia and attended the University of Virginia. After graduation, she received her M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She achieved her earliest success as an award-winning poet, and her work has been published in several literary journals. In 2000, her debut collection, From the Bones Out, appeared as part of the James Dickey Contemporary Poetry Series.

Genres: Romance, General Fiction
Love Walked in
   1. Love Walked in (2005)
   2. Belong to Me (2008)
   3. I'll Be Your Blue Sky (2018)
   4. I'd Give Anything (2020)
   Falling Together (2011)
   Saving Lucas Biggs (2014) (with David Teague)
   The Precious One (2015)
   Connect the Stars (2015) (with David Teague)
   Watch Us Shine (2023)
   From the Bones Out (poems) (1999)
Marisa de los Santos recommends
Into the Unbounded Night (2020)
Mitchell James Kaplan
"Kaplan's prose is so rich and agile I felt I was breathing the air of these ancient places, and his evocation of character is no less palpable. Fully embodied and driven by ambition, grief, the clear-eyed desire for truth, and fierce maternal love, these characters plunge, march, and stumble toward their fascinating and entangled destinies."
The Real Michael Swann (2018)
Bryan Reardon
"Bryan Reardon's compelling new novel lives at the intersection of ripped-from-the-headlines catastrophe and abiding, deeply personal human love. Julia and Michael's marriage is so finely drawn that Julia's crisis of faith in her husband felt every bit as crucial to me as the national horror unfolding around her. The marriage, at least as much as the mystery, kept me up late, with my heart in my throat, turning pages."
The Nearness of you (2017)
Amanda Eyre Ward
"The Nearness of You includes everything I love about Amanda Eyre Ward's books: edgy eloquence, ingenious plotting, and relationships that are never, not for a single paragraph, simple or predictable."

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Anthologies containing stories by Marisa de los Santos
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twelfth Annual Collection (1999)
(Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, book 12)
edited by
Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

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