Welcome to Marina Cohen's Website

I’m Marina Cohen, the author of several books for middle-grade, young teens, or pretty much anyone who enjoys a shiver-inducing twisty read!

Wait! Don’t run away screaming just yet. I have lots to share!

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved a good fright whether it arrived in the form of a book, a movie, a thrill ride, or a disembodied whisper in a cold dark room. Horror, mystery, Sci-fi, and fantasy draw me like a moth to a flame.

I love old castles, dusty books, hot cocoa, thunderstorms, mysterious doors of all shapes and sizes, and for some reason I have developed a rather unhealthy obsession with gingerbread.

I’ve forever been fascinated with notions of time and space, good and evil, order and chaos, the capriciousness of life, the mysteries of death (though I write middle-grade, do not make the mistake of believing all my young characters make it out of my stories unscathed!) and all that lies in the vast unknown universe.

My novel, THE INN BETWEEN, has received a starred review from Kirkus, is a Junior Library Guild selection and an Ontario Library Association Best Bet. It has been nominated for several awards including the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, The Rocky Mountain Book Award, The Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award, and the Sunburst Award. My novel, GHOST RIDE, is an OLA Red Maple honor Book.

So if you have a penchant for Victorian hotels, creepy dolls, ghost trains, and, of course, magic, grab a steaming mug of cocoa and set a spell. Just remember to keep the lights on…

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