Marisa Noelle is a writer of young adult and middle grade novels. She leans towards grounded science-fiction, urban fantasy and paranormal but mental health issues are important to her writing too.  Published books include: The Shadow Keepers, The Unadjusteds Trilogy (The Unadjusteds, The Rise of the Altereds, & The Reckoning), and The Mermaid Chronicles – Secrets of the Deep. You can find out more about them in the books section.
Growing up, Marisa had plenty of ideas for career and still regrets not moving to Hawaii to train dolphins and pretend the real world didn’t exist. Struggling with anxiety and anorexia lead her to the field of psychology. Heavily influenced by underdog movies such as The Karate Kid she realised her mission in life was to help other people, through any medium. Embarking on a psychology degree, she wanted to emulate her hero, Jodie Foster, from Silence of the Lambs and actually tried to secure work experience at Broadmoor. Thankfully she left the idea of criminal profiling behind, but uses many of these aspects in her novels.

Favourite Things: 

number: 12

colour: blue

smell: clean sheets & cinnamon

sound: waves

scenery: the ocean

word: reckon & ubiquitous

Writerly Things

Marisa writes in a quiet corner of the kitchen or the couch or the study, or wherever she can find a quite place. There’s usually a forgotten cup of tea cooling nearby and there must be absolute silence – no playlists here while writing.  Her favourite author is Dean Koontz as he can build incredible tension without anything actually happening! Favouring horror and thriller movies, her favourites include: The Walking Dead, Supernatural., Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Buffy, House on Haunted Hill, The Greatest Showman. Karate Kid (the original). Pirates of the Caribbean, The Shining, Sleeping with the Enemy, to name a few. When not writing, she loves to swim and hope it balances out the inactivity of writing and she has a penchant for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  She lives in Surrey, UK with her husband and three sons.


Writing Credentials

Marisa has completed a Curtis Brown Writing Course for children and loved every minute of it.  She has also completed the Writer’s Bureau short story and novel writing course as well as  Aaron Sorkin’s master class and the fab  Writers HQ Plotstormers  1 & II course.  She has been shortlisted for both  Peerpitch 1 & 2 hosted by the lovely Scribblers.  She has been long listed for the New Voices Award by New Adventures in Fiction and long and short listed in a handful of other places, as well as publishing five novels. She is a member of SCBWI and The Golden Egg Academy. She is also a mentor for Stuart White’s Write Mentor & Write Mentor Sparks programme based in the UK. 

She is represented by Stacey Kondla of The Rights Factory

updated Feb 2021

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Check me out on the radio talking all things mental health in YA literature:

Friday September 6th saw the release of The Shadow Keepers at Guildford Waterstones. Here’s a  video snippet of me in action from the night – SK book launch

And here’s some info about my other books in the paper!


The Unadjusteds is OUT NOW!!!  Book 2 is due Nov 2020!!!

Visit:  now to find out which character you are most like or which genetic enhancement you are most suited to.

The Mermaid Chronicles – Secrets of the deep is releasing Spring 2020  with Champagne Books





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The Unadjusteds (Book 1)

Sixteen-year-old Silver Melody lives in a world where 80% of the population has modified their DNA. Known as the altereds, those people now possess enhancements like wings, tails, and increased strength or intelligence. Although Silver’s parents created the nanite pill used to deliver these genetic modifications, Silver is proud of her unadjusted state.

However, when the president declares all unadjusteds must take a nanite, Silver has no choice but to flee the city with her father and some friends to prevent the extinction of the unadjusteds.

With Silver’s mother in prison for treason, Silver’s father is the unadjusteds’ only hope at finding a cure. But time is running out as Silver’s father is captured by the president’s almost immortal army. Vicious hellhounds are on Silver’s trail, and her only chance to recover her father involves teaming up with a new group of unlikely friends before all humanity is lost.

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The Rise of the Altereds (Book 2)



When Silver’s mother is abducted by a rogue scientist who releases a deadly new virus on the populace, she and her now unadjusted friends are faced with an impossible choice.

They can hide from the virus for as long as possible, or they can regain their abilities and take the battle to the mountains. But Silver doesn’t count on a new, rogue power growing within her. She can’t control it and soon all her friends are in danger. And there is something evil hiding in the snowy Sierras.

Can Silver learn to control her new, deadly power in time to rescue her mother as well as defeat the one who seeks to destroy them all?

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The Reckoning (Book 3)



Silver is back for her third and final battle. There is a new entity vying for power, and it has set its sights on Silver and her friends. She can see it in her sinister visions, the being with the yellow eyes, and knows they don’t have the power to stop it.

The birth of an unusual baby puts the odds in their favor, but Silver’s powers are out of control. Experimenting with her abilities, she thirsts for more and only finds understanding in newcomer Eli. But he is Earl’s son, and the group are not sure he can be trusted.

In the midst of a tragic loss, Silver must prepare to make her final stand. But can she turn her back on her instincts, on her destructive powers, and bottle her grief before her terrifying visions become reality?

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Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Divergent by Veronica Roth,  Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill, Maximum Ride by James Patterson, Slated by Teri Terry,  Delirium by Lauren Oliver, and Flawed by Cecelia Ahern.

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