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Jilly Gagnon

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Jilly Gagnon is the author of the young adult novel #famous (forthcoming from HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen in 2017), and the co-author of the Choose Your Own Misery series of comic choose-your-own-path novels for adults. The first installment, The Office Adventure, debuted in January 2016.

Her work has appeared in Newsweek, Elle, Vanity Fair, The Toast, The Hairpin, The Huffington Post, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency, among others.

She lives in Boston with her two cats, Captain Gentleman and Zelda. She loves terrible television and well-crafted Manhattans.

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Jilly Gagnon Say yes to EVERYTHING. It took me 9 years to get a book sold--in the meantime, I wrote reviews of bakeries, short comedy pieces for anyone who would t…moreSay yes to EVERYTHING. It took me 9 years to get a book sold--in the meantime, I wrote reviews of bakeries, short comedy pieces for anyone who would take them, ghostwritten political pieces for the clients of PR firms, satire news for a fledgling site, political op-eds that ran in Canada, and, and, and (that only gets me to about year 5 or 6). I also wrote 4 books that didn't sell before one did.

All that effort is incredibly important. Writers face a lot of rejection, and learning to deal with it, get up, and write again, is possibly the most important thing you can do as a writer. Beyond that, all that writing made me better. I needed to do everything in between book one and right now to get to a place where I was ready.(less)
Jilly Gagnon For #famous, there's a pretty clear precedent: the "Alex from Target" story. I think the idea of instantaneous, unexpected fame is fascinating, and ma…moreFor #famous, there's a pretty clear precedent: the "Alex from Target" story. I think the idea of instantaneous, unexpected fame is fascinating, and makes for a great story!(less)
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DAY ONE: Getting out… barely

Breaking news: moving sucks.Breakinger news: if you’re a “pack the books two months before”-style planner and your partner is a “maybe they’ll hold the flight for us”-style procrastinator, MOVING SUCKS WAY MORE.Because despite the fact that we had all summer to get ready—sell the furniture we weren’t bringing; clean out the mountain of trash in the basement so large and mold-infested that I think Read more of this blog post »
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“Doing this would be like starting with a paper cut and trying to bandage it with a machete.”
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“When you sing, do little birds come and do your hair for you? I swear, Kyle, you’re the most sunshiney person I’ve ever met.”
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“Rachel, you need to look at this one.”

“I don’t need to do anything.”

“Okay, let me rephrase. I would like you to look at this one, then we can go back to the movie.”

“Yeah, well I’d like—”

“And if you disagree, I’ll keep pestering you until you do, and you’ll have to fight me for the remote, and we both know my crane style beats your tiger style.”

“I’m scrappy.”

“I’m serious.”

I rolled my eyes and grabbed the phone out of her hand.”
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Jilly Gagnon Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~ wrote: "Happy Halloween :)

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YAY!


Mauoijenn Happy Halloween :)




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Jilly Gagnon ❀Aimee❀ Just one more page... wrote: "Thanks for the add. Looking forward to sharing reviews and thoughts!
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Man, you're a WAY smoother dancer than me. ;)


❀Aimee❀ Just one more page... Thanks for the add. Looking forward to sharing reviews and thoughts!
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Jilly Gagnon Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~ wrote: "Absolutelyfuckingtively estatic that we found each other through Goodreads. You have a wicked good eye sister!

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BEST. DIARY. EVER.

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Mauoijenn Absolutelyfuckingtively estatic that we found each other through Goodreads. You have a wicked good eye sister!




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