Maria Murnane
Is it worse to be fake or bitchy?
On April 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hi Honeys! I’ve just added a new Honey Tee to Waverly’s Honey Shop based on what may be the most beloved (and true) Honey Note in all of Perfect on Paper, which is the one that says the following: Front: Is it worse to be fake or bitchy? Inside: Honey, just face it. If you’re asking, […]

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Inspiration goes both ways :)
On March 19, 2010 | 1 Comments

Earlier this week I spoke to the Delta Gamma chapter at Boston University, and despite the fact that I’ve written an entire novel, I’m having a hard time putting into words how much their enthusiasm meant to me. After I finished speaking, several girls in the back row gave me a standing ovation, and then a crowd […]

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I am not (really) Waverly Bryson! :)
On March 3, 2010 | 1 Comments

Last week was the San Francisco launch party for my book– it was a great time! In addition to celebrating with my friends and family, I loved chatting with people (men too!) who had either already read Perfect on Paper and came just to meet me, or who were excited to buy a copy because they’d heard […]

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My book is in USA Today!!
On February 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

OMG my mom just called to tell me that Perfect on Paper is in USA Today! Click here for the link. It’s an article about the AmazonEncore venture into publishing, and apparently there’s also a photo of the book’s cover in the print edition. Yahoo!!

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How do you say “beer goggles” in German?
On January 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone! A bit of random news in the house that I just had to share: Amazon has sold the rights to publish Perfect on Paper in Germany! I don’t speak a lick of German and have no idea if my sense of humor will translate, but I don’t really care because it’s so exciting regardless! It’s slated for a fall […]

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My most random sale yet!
On January 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

A couple days ago I was up in SF visiting friends and stopped at a Shell station in my old neighborhood to get gas. My car was in the shop, so I was driving my mom’s, which has car seats in the back for the grandkids, a license plate with the word MOM in it, toys all over […]

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The Honey Notes from my book are now … real!
On December 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

Super exciting news! After receiving many many requests from readers to make the “Honey Notes” that appear throughout Perfect on Paper available for sale in real life, I finally decided to do it! It’s been quite a learning experience, but I’ve enjoyed (nearly) ever minute of the past few months as I figured out 1) how to get […]

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A fun video on Amazon … of … ME!
On December 10, 2009 | 1 Comments

Hi everyone! Very cool news – Amazon is now allowing authors to upload amateur video to their individual author pages on, and the powers that be chose ME to create the sample video Amazon is using to promote this cool service! Given the multitude of authors out there, I’m extremely flattered to have been […]

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A little black dress in a winter wonderland!
On December 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

I just got back to New York after four days of super fun book events in the Washington, DC area. When I arrived it was 60 degrees and sunny, but by the time I left, it was a snowstorm! It was gorgeous, but it was also COLD. It’s been a long time since my Chicago days, so we’ll […]

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How did AmazonEncore choose my book?
On November 23, 2009 | 1 Comments

That’s a great question, and I honestly don’t know the answer! Yesterday someone sent me a link to a blog post on the topic, so I wanted to share it here.  Basically it says that my book (and the other AmazonEncore titles) clearly should have been published in the first place — which is pretty nice to hear. So […]

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