Kendra Fortmeyer

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Kendra Fortmeyer grew up in the lush woods of North Carolina, surrounded by piles of books. She got the idea for her magical realist YA debut novel, HOLE IN THE MIDDLE, after a mediocre date, and also after her left lung unexpectedly collapsed. On a related note, she would like you to know that your body is spectacular and if anyone tells you otherwise, you may kick them in the teeth. Future mermaid, aspiring feminist folk hero, perpetual magical realist. Currently feeling all of the feels, and believing in you.

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Hole in the Middle

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Debut novel giveaway!

Hello, loves! If you want a copy of my debut novel and are anxious about your wallet, you can enter to win one in Soho's Goodreads giveaway!

(Caveat: it probably does not make a very good wallet. But it is a very good book!)

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“I wonder if Linda would still come see me if she wasn't called sister. I wonder if light would still fade if weren't a word night.”
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