Dreadmarrow Thief


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Sixteen-year-old Tessa Skye, a locksmith's apprentice, loves to shapeshift into a sparrow using a windrider's forbidden magical amulet. During one of her outings, she accidentally reveals herself to the Conjurer Lord Fellstone. The tyrant sends his knights after her, resulting in the murder of her father. Driven to reverse his fate, Tessa and her two companions embark on a perilous quest seeking love, revenge, and a cure for death.

After graduating from Stanford University with a B.A. in English, Marjory Kaptanoglu landed a job at Apple Computer where she coded the text-editing software for early versions of the Macintosh. Eventually she began writing screenplays, both short and feature-length. Her screenplays won a number of awards, including First Place in the Slamdance, Cynosure, Table Read My Screenplay, Harlem Film Festival, Worldfest Houston, Script Savvy, and International Horror & Sci-fi Festival screenwriting contests.

Many of her short scripts were produced and premiered at international film festivals. She optioned several feature screenplays, and was hired to pen the adaptation of Christopher Bram's novel, Gossip. She is a two-time Academy Nicholl Fellowships Quarterfinalist, a Top Ten Finalist for the Hearst Screenwriting Grant, and winner of a Writer's Boot Camp Fellowship.

In 2017, she turned to writing novels. Her first published work, Dreadmarrow Thief, debuted to highly favorable reviews from Kirkus and The Midwest Book Review, and won The Wishing Shelf Book Awards Bronze Medal. In the following year, she completed two more novels: Last Girl Standing and Invader. Most recently, Marjory was a featured author at the YA Novelist Convention in Millbrae, California.

In her little bit of spare time, she enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, and traveling to visit her family in other parts of the US, and the world.


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