Markelle Grabo

Young Adult Author


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Ramsey's Character - Part 2 : The Past

Posted by Markelle Grabo on August 3, 2011 at 3:23 PM Comments comments (2)

Some of the feedback I've received from readers (especially mothers with children) concerned Ramsey's willingness to leave her human family behind on a whim to follow Stellan and Addison into the Elf Realm in search of her true heritage. I must admit, when I sat down to write the first draft of The Elf Girl, the issue of Ramsey's human family and their feelings was at the bottom of my to-do list. I did not begin this series to tell their stories. These books are about Ramsey and the magical s...

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Ramsey's Character - Part 1 : Bullying

Posted by Markelle Grabo on August 3, 2011 at 2:17 PM Comments comments (0)


Because my signing at the Art Crawl has been cancelled, I've decided to do a few blogs (mostly to cheer up myself ;) ). And the best way to do that is for me to talk about the characters in The Elf Girl. Since I'm unable to do this at the signing, I will be typing to my heart's content here on my blog.

Anyway, I've had a lot of feedback from readers on the subject of Ramsey's character, beginning with our similarities. Ramsey and I are very alike in pers...

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Strawberry Festival

Posted by Markelle Grabo on June 27, 2011 at 12:14 PM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend I signed copies of The Elf Girl at the Strawberry Festival in Cedarburg through Creekside Books. I had a blast! I was there for two days, Saturday 3-5pm and Sunday 11-1pm. The weather was perfect, the crowd was huge, and I had an amazing time talking to complete strangers about writing, Ramsey, and The Elf Girl. Family stopped by as well, which was wonderful because I love having their support. But what really had me excited was meeting so many new readers. By ...

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First Book Signing

Posted by Markelle Grabo on June 1, 2011 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Tonight I had my first book signing at the New Berlin Public Library. There was a great turnout: friends, family, even total strangers! It was an amazing night. News of the signing was even featured on TMJ4! I am very pleased with how it all went. It was a great experience signing books, taking pictures, and chatting with readers. I was able to practice my cursive (because until I started selling books I hadn't used it - except for my signature - since grade school!) and a great way to kick o...

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Journey into the Realm: The Elf Girl (Release)

Posted by Markelle Grabo on March 30, 2011 at 8:03 PM Comments comments (8)

"I want to be an author." No longer do I ever have to utter that phrase. Today The Elf Girl started selling on There are not enough words in the English vocabulary to discuss how ecstatic I am right now. As my mother sends press releases and my friends and family post Facebook links, I can only marvel at how amazing this experience is. The journey was long and sometimes difficult...but to be here right now, officially an author...It's just incredible. And I ...

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