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Learn about the inspirations behind We Made It All Up

Video: “Stuck in Vermont: Author Margot Harrison Digs Deep With Her Third Thriller and Makes It All Up” 

Essay on Crime Reads: “Caves, Cellars, Crawl Spaces: The Power of Dark Passages in Suspense Fiction”

Essay on Nerdy Book Club: “From Stage to Page: How I Discovered the Healing Power of Fiction”

Essay on Writer’s Digest: “‘Write What You Know’ vs. Making It All Up in Fiction”

Read an excerpt from We Made It All Up on the Nerd Daily

Margot discusses We Made It All Up on the “Professional Book Nerds” podcast

Margot discusses We Made It All Up on the “YA Book Chat” podcast

What readers are saying about The Glare:

“The expertly balanced reality-blurring storyline and strategic technology depictions seed psychological scares that will linger long after reading. … A chilling way to turn screen time into scream time.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Harrison … will thoroughly scare readers in this eerie tale of playing people’s fears against them with the power of suggestion. … a worthwhile read for lovers of horror and beyond.” — Booklist (starred review)

Ambitious in scope, this dark novel takes on a range of topics and themes … the critical mystery … is resolved in an extraordinarily compelling manner. … [P]atient readers will be rewarded by the fantastic final act.  — School Library Journal

Harrison deftly blends techno-suspense with urban legends for a thrilling page-turner with risks both high stakes and personal. … the novel depicts the oppressively pervasive nature of digital culture without making it the enemy. Ramped-up tension gives way to a nail-biting final showdown and neatly wrapped resolution, suitable for readers who like their techno-scares tempered by human sweetness.   — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

What readers are saying about The Killer in Me:

“[T]errific debut thriller … Taut storytelling and believable characters make this a standout mystery…” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A must-read debut for fans of fast-paced, eerie psychological thrillers who won’t mind reading late into the night.” — School Library Journal

“Harrison’s engaging plot and descriptive writing will keep the audience on the edge of their seats, page after page. …  [R]eaders will not be able to put this one down.” — VOYA

“While the debut thriller’s twists and turns will draw readers in, it is the novel’s palpable heart that guarantees they won’t let go.” — Booklist

“The plot twists and turns like a sidewinding rattlesnake … even savvy readers won’t be able to trust their instincts until all the clues line up…” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Watch the book trailer for The Killer in Me and read an excerpt on EW.

Watch an interview with Margot Harrison on WCAX (Burlington, Vermont)

Listen to an interview with Margot on Vermont Public Radio