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Marilyn Kaye

Marilyn Kaye

Marilyn Kaye lives in Paris, France. She taught children’s and teen literature at St. John’s University in New York and has written over 100 books for young readers, including the Gifted series.

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Gifted Book Series

Nine Teenagers. Nine Secrets. An Ordinary Middle School with a Few Extraordinary Exceptions

Q & A

Where did you grow up?
Atlanta, Georgia

What is your earliest memory of writing/drawing?
I can't remember NOT making up stories.

What inspired you to write/illustrate your first book?
I had a story to tell.

Do you use your childhood as inspiration?
Rarely.

What books from your childhood have most influenced your work? What about adult titles?
Childhood-anything by Noel Streatfield; also, Little Women, and the books of Maud Hart Lovelace. As an adult-Catcher in the Rye, Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby, and about a million others.

What are your hobbies and interests besides reading and books?
Learning French, travel

Who are a couple of your favorite author/illustrators? What is it about their work that inspires and interests you?
I loved all the books by the late Robert Cormier-I liked his attitude toward realism.

What one or two words of advice would you give for young authors/illustrators?
Write every day; keep a diary.

Books by the Author

Gifted Volume 2: Ken, Tracey, Carter
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Gifted Volume 2: Ken, Tracey, Carter

Gifted

Marilyn Kaye
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Gifted Volume 2: Ken, Tracey, Carter by Marilyn Kaye

About the Series Meadowbrook Middle School is an ordinary school with ordinary students-except for the Nine. These students look...

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Gifted Volume 1: Amanda, Jenna, Emily
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Gifted Volume 1: Amanda, Jenna, Emily

Gifted

Marilyn Kaye
Kingfisher
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Gifted Volume 1: Amanda, Jenna, Emily by Marilyn Kaye

About the Series Meadowbrook Middle School is an ordinary school with ordinary students-except for the Nine. These students look...

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Gifted: Speak No Evil
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Gifted: Speak No Evil

Gifted

Marilyn Kaye
Kingfisher
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Gifted: Speak No Evil by Marilyn Kaye

About the Series Meadowbrook Middle School is an ordinary school with ordinary students-except for the Nine. These students look like the others,...

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Gifted: Now You See Me
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Gifted: Now You See Me

Gifted

Marilyn Kaye
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Gifted: Now You See Me by Marilyn Kaye

The Gifted class are getting suspicious that there's a spy in their midst. But who? The chief suspect is queen-of-mean Amanda, who's started acting out...

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Gifted: Finders Keepers
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Gifted: Finders Keepers

Gifted

Marilyn Kaye
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Gifted: Finders Keepers by Marilyn Kaye

Dead people don't make great companions - something cute, athletic Ken finds out the hard way when, following an accident on the football field, he starts...

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Gifted: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
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Gifted: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Gifted

Marilyn Kaye
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Gifted: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow by Marilyn Kaye

Shy, dreamy Emily Sanders is able to foresee future events with the gift of premonitions, but they aren't always quite right. With frustration,...

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Demon Chick
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Demon Chick

Marilyn Kaye
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Jessica may not have the warmest relationship with her mother, aspiring presidential candidate Margaret Hunsucker, but it still comes as a shock when she discovers that her mother has sold her to...

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Gifted: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
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Gifted: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Gifted

Marilyn Kaye
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Gifted: Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Marilyn Kaye

Queen of Mean Amanda Beeson, 13, gets the shock of her life when she wakes up one morning to find herself in the body of one of her victims,...

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Gifted: Better Late Than Never
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Gifted: Better Late Than Never

Gifted

Marilyn Kaye
Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Gifted: Better Late Than Never by Marilyn Kaye

Goth girl Jenna Kelley has the ultimate tool to stage a teenage rebellion: she can read people's minds without even trying. When her alcoholic...

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Penelope
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Penelope

Marilyn Kaye; Introduction by Reese Witherspoon
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

A modern-day fairytale--a major motion picture starring Christina Ricci, Catherine O'Hara, James McAvoy, and Reese Witherspoon.

Penelope Wilhern has everything a girl could want: A wealthy,...

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