Markelle Grabo

Young Adult Author


First Writing Competition Pays Off

Posted by Markelle Grabo on January 19, 2014 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Early this past summer Journey into the Realm: The Elf Girl was submitted to Shelf Unbound's Writing Competition sponsored by Half Priced Books. I was so pleased to learn that The Elf Girl was named as a notable read in the category of teen books for best independently published books.  You can see the listing on page 60 of the December/January issue

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The Toughest Book Yet

Posted by Markelle Grabo on July 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

As a writer and storyteller, I'm sure it's hard for people to imagine that I find blogging quite difficult. My posts are less than frequent, mainly because it's hard for me to turn little updates into an interesting segment people will want to read. But seeing as how I have some free time during the summer, I suppose I should suck it up and post something!

As many of you know, I'm currently editing the third book in the Journey into the Realm series, The Stolen Child. I wrot...

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Posted by Markelle Grabo on September 12, 2012 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (1)

It's week three of my college experience. So far, I've had my ups and downs. I've been homesick. I've celebrated my freedom. I've been overwhelmed by school work. I've bonded with new friends. I've missed my friends back home. I've taken trains to the city and explored my lakeshore campus. I've become a college student. This is my life now...and it's crazy.

So I thought I'd take the time to remark on this awesome place I've found to clear my stress away. For people who know ...

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College & Writing...

Posted by Markelle Grabo on August 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (2)

Today marks my fifth day at Loyola University Chicago. Classes start tomorrow. Thus far, I've been occupied with fun Welcome Week activities, meeting new people, and managing a life away from home. This leaves little time for writing. However, I have made several attempts. The first was in my dorm room. I had some free time, so I decided to open up the file containing Book 7 of the Journey into the Realm series and have at it.

It didn't go so well.

I'm a "c...

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It's Finally Here!!!

Posted by Markelle Grabo on August 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (3)

After months and months of waiting, I can finally say that Journey into the Realm: The Spell Master, the sequel to The Elf Girl, is officially for sale! The book can be purchased directly from the publisher at or online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. The Spell Master is available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook format.

I'm very excited for people to read this book. It was one of my favorites of the series to write (so far it's...

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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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