When Margot Harrison isn’t writing fiction, she edits the alt-weekly newspaper SEVEN DAYS, for which she also writes book and movie reviews. She’s a member of the Online Film Critics Society and lives in the wilds of Vermont.
Margot’s debut, THE KILLER IN ME (Disney-Hyperion, Summer 2016) is a Young Adult Contemporary Thriller. Seventeen-year-old Nina has a mysterious connection to a serial killer who’s flying way under the cops’ radar. She hunts him down, only to find herself face-to-face with a charming family man who makes her doubt everything she thought she knew.
- Favorite book growing up: DOGSBODY by Diana Wynne Jones
- Childhood aspiration: A writer, of course!
- Favorite time of day/place to write: Dusk, on the couch watching light fade and streetlights come on.
- Book currently reading/most recently read: Her dad’s childhood copy of APACHE GOLD AND YAQUI SILVER by L. Frank Dobie. Also WE ALL LOOKED UP by Tommy Wallach.
- Favorite things to do (other than reading): Figure skating, watching scary movies, playing improv games, baking with lots of confectioner’s sugar, exploring grand estates, pounding tea, teasing cats.
- Favorite sports teams: Um … do figure skaters count?
- Surprising personal fact: At fifteen, inspired by the movie FAME, she auditioned for New York’s High School of Performing Arts using a Eugene Ionesco monologue (but didn’t get in).
- Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: Getting to know other debut authors and reading their amazing books. Also, knowing they have three years to enjoy it all before the grim future of BLADE RUNNER sets in. 😉
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