Meet Marta!

Twenty-one-year-old Marta Stahlfeld is a voracious reader, enjoying epic fantasy and historical novels, as well as books on history. The Seattle native has a particular interest in World War II, devouring both books and movies regarding that era. In fact, her Darkwoods' Ranger Mice characters were inspired by the U.S. Army Rangers who scaled Pointe du Hoc on D-Day.

Marta began writing Darkwoods at age twelve, rewrote it numerous times, and through it all has known that her future lies in a career in writing. Darkwoods, published in 2011, is the first in the new series by the same name for middle-grade and young adult readers. In 2012, Marta published the second book in the series, Pasadagavra, and the third book in the series, Graystone, will be available in November 2014.

In August 2012, Marta began her freshman year at Wisconsin Lutheran College. In addition to continuing with her writing, Marta is double majoring in English Literature and History with the goal of becoming a teacher as well as a novelist. Whether through her writing or as a teacher, Marta encourages all kids and teens to read!

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