Born in Everett, Washington, Marta’s passion for reading began at a young age. As a child of the 1990s, she grew up with a love for the Amelia Bedelia, Babysitters Club, and Goosebumps series. Since then she will rarely be seen without a book in her hand. During her teen years, she developed a taste for the mad and macabre when she discovered the works of Stephen King and Shirley Jackson. She dabbled in creative writing in high school before she went on to graduate from Cal State Long Beach with a B.A. in English emphasizing in Literature and Creative Writing. While working on her debut novel, she hopes, in her new position as a beta reader, she can offer new authors, of any genre, advice they can carry all throughout their careers and hopes to one day get them from a rough draft to bookstore shelves. When she is not reading or writing ,you can find her working in the kitchen or listen to her favorite true crime podcasts.