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About Me

After receiving a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, Margarita Montimore worked for over a decade in publishing and social media before deciding to focus on the writing dream full-time. She's blogged for Marvel, Google, Quirk Books, and XOJane.com. When not writing, she freelances as a book coach and editor. Born in Soviet Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn, she currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and dog.

Margarita writes upmarket/literary fiction that tends to be left of center and flirt with multiple genres. She loves all things dark, strange, and surreal, but is also optimistic—verging on quixotic—and a pop culture geek, so her work tends to incorporate all those elements to varying degrees.


In 2018, she self-published Asleep from Day. Her proper debut, Oona Out of Order, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books on February 25, 2020 and from Gollancz in the UK/Commonwealth on 5 March, 2020 as The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart.

Margarita is represented by Philippa Sitters at David Godwin Associates.