MARIE ANNE COPE

Marie grew up in Manchester, moving to North Wales in 2005, where she lives with her three cats, Jasmine, Texas, and Stoker. She is an author of supernatural, horror and thriller fiction and writes gripping stories that combine strong leads with powerful, provocative storylines, which take readers to the edge of their comfort zone. She has always had an interest in the darker side of fiction—particularly in crime and the supernatural—but it wasn’t until her mid-twenties that she began taking a serious interest in writing.

She published the first volume in her dark supernatural BONDS series in 2013 and has since followed it with three further volumes: BROKEN BONDS, BONDS RE-BOUND and ETERNAL BONDS.

BONDS was a finalist for the 2020 Golden Stake Literary Award at the International Vampire Film & Arts Festival, as well as a quarter-finalist for the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

On Halloween 2023, she published THE HEADHUNTER, a supernatural crime thriller in which Ellie Lawrence, one of the characters from the BONDS series, is pitted against a blood-thirsty and deceptive serial killer.

She has published two collections of dark short stories under the series title TALES FROM A SCARYGIRL. The first volume, entitled DARK AND SCARY, moves from the realms of the supernatural into the borderlands where folklore and superstition meet real-world fear, while volume two, entitled DARKLY SINSITER, delves into the darkest vaults of the human psyche, daring the reader to question what lies beneath the surface.

Under the pen name M A Cope, she has also published two children’s book: THE MISFITS and THE MISFITS AND THE MAGIC STONE. The Misfits are an unlikely group of supernatural friends who embark on a series of adventures that not only teach them that it is okay to be different from what they are expected to be, but also sees them helping others who find themselves down on their luck.

At the heart of everything she writes is a simple aim – to tell stories that captivate the reader.

Marie loves hearing from readers, so please feel free to contact her using the form on the contact page.

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