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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. ...more

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The Lies They Tell

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How Much of Your Book is True?: THE MISSING SEASON

‘You can feel him.’ I’m still looking, spotting the fallen tree, the reeds broken and crushed into a hollow around it, where there could be anything, any hidden thing. ‘Go ahead, close ’em. He’s just standing there.’

I shut my eyes. Kincaid sounds hushed, close to my ear, words running together like they do when he’s excited. ‘You can make out his head right there, under those branches, and his sh

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