Maria Murnane
Big news from AmazonEncore!
On November 11, 2009 | 1 Comments

Hi everyone! AmazonEncore officially announced my book today…to be launched with a new cover in February!! Click here to read it! Yahoo! Can you believe this is finally happening? I sorta can’t!! I still have a bunch of “first edition” copies in my living room, so if you’d like to buy any signed copies as […]

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My book is “officially” getting published!!
On August 24, 2009 | 3 Comments

Hi everyone! Today I am *officially* able to announce that I JUST SIGNED A PUBLISHING CONTRACT FOR PERFECT ON PAPER!! I am still in shock, but yes, it is true! The book finally landed on the desk of someone who loved it and who also had the power to do something about it, so at […]

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Waverly hits the road!
On August 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

I’ve got three fun trips coming up and am excited! On Monday I’m headed to Indianapolis for a few days to speak to a Young Presidents Organization (YPO) group, and I’ll also get to see my super fun cousin Greg and his family, plus my cool friend Steve from the good ‘ol days at Northwestern. Then I’m off to […]

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Attractive men for sale!
On June 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Hi Waverly fans! In somewhat of a “life imitating art” moment, I was recently invited to donate 50 copies of “Perfect on Paper” for the goodie bags of a bachelor auction in San Francisco on June 25. Yes, that means many attractive men up on a bidding block. Gotta love it. It’s for a great cause (at-risk children), so even […]

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Link to an article by…me!
On May 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

The word is spreading about my book! The alumni magazine at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism recently asked me to write an article about the success I’ve had publishing and marketing “Perfect on Paper” on my own. Click here if you’d like to read it!

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Two more awards for my book!
On May 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone– great news! I just found out that “Perfect on Paper” was named a finalist in the chick lit category of the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards and also won a bronze 2009 IPPY Award for “best book marketing.” Yahoo! What a week! Fingers crossed for more good news soon…

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A remarkable invitation from Harvard
On May 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Last week I went to Boston for a couple speaking engagements, one of which was to the Delta Gamma chapter at Harvard. After the event a young woman approached me to tell me how much she enjoyed hearing my story, then invited me to speak on a panel at the 2009 Harvard Women’s Leadership Conference! She said I […]

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Could Waverly go Hollywood?
On March 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone! I recently received an email from a very nice man I’ve never met who works at Warner Brothers. He had just finished reading my book, really enjoyed it, loves my writing style, thinks I’m very talented, and wants to help me get the big break he thinks I deserve! He’s an IT guy and […]

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My book won another award!
On February 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Hi everyone, “Perfect on Paper” won the genre-based fiction category of the 2008 DIY Book Festival for independent publishing. They’re even having an awards ceremony next month at the American Film Institute in Hollywood — yahoo! For these awards, “genre-based fiction” is books in the mystery/thriller/romance categories. Not sure how I feel about being labeled a *cough* romance […]

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Two amazing days in Utah
On February 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Salt Lake City that I will never forget. On Monday night I spoke to the Delta Gamma house at the University of Utah. The members there were incredibly warm, enthusiastic and welcoming. After I was done telling my story, one girl even came up to me and […]

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