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Gillian French

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Gillian French is the author of three novels for teens: GRIT (HarperTeen, THE DOOR TO JANUARY, and THE LIES THEY TELL (HarperTeen, 5/1/2018). Her short fiction has appeared in Odd Tree Press Quarterly, EMP Publishing's anthology Creepy Campfire Stories (for Grownups): Tales of Extreme Horror, Sanitarium Magazine, and The Realm Beyond. She holds a BA in English from the University of Maine, and lives in her native state of Maine with her husband and sons, where she's perpetually at work on her next novel.

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The Lies They Tell

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Grit

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The Missing Season

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The Door to January

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THE DOOR TO JANUARY Earns Stellar Review from SLJ!

Thank you, School Library Journal! Read on for their glowing review of TDTJ (there’s a little mix-up with names–Teddy is billed as Todd

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