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Michelle Gagnon

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Michelle Gagnon is a former modern dancer, bartender, dog walker, model, personal trainer, and Russian supper club performer. Her bestselling adult thrillers THE TUNNELS, BONEYARD, THE GATEKEEPER, and KIDNAP & RANSOM have been published in North America, France, Denmark, Spain, Argentina, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Australia. BONEYARD was a finalist for a 2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

The first book in her Young Adult PERSEFONE trilogy, DON'T TURN AROUND, was selected as one of the best books of 2012 by the American Library Association, Entertainment Weekly Magazine, and Kirkus. It was nominated for an ITW Thriller award, and was a Junior Library Guild and Indienext pick. Along with DON'T LOOK NOW and DON
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Michelle Gagnon Apologies for the delay, I wasn't aware that this section of goodreads existed until today! Honestly, I've always loved thrillers, and my mind just ki…moreApologies for the delay, I wasn't aware that this section of goodreads existed until today! Honestly, I've always loved thrillers, and my mind just kind of gravitates in that direction. Someday I might tackle different kinds of stories, but I love it when the stakes are high and the outcome uncertain.(less)
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Michelle Gagnon Sorry, I didn't even realize this part of goodreads existed!!! Anyway, if you're still curious...I felt strongly that the trope in YA is that when you…moreSorry, I didn't even realize this part of goodreads existed!!! Anyway, if you're still curious...I felt strongly that the trope in YA is that when you introduce a male and female character and team them up, they invariably end up in a romance together. And while Noa and Peter dance around that a bit, I knew from the outset that what I really wanted was for them to become lifelong friends. I wanted to make that just as valid as a romantic relationship.(less)
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25K Booksmash Challenge for Software Developers!

Calling all software developers and designers: win 25K!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be offering the PERSEFONE trilogy (DON'T TURN AROUND, DON'T LOOK NOW, DON'T LET GO) to participants of the HarperCollins BookSmash Challenge. The software competition will award $25,000 in cash & prizes to the best apps that take readers beyond the traditional ways they read and discover books.

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“For most people, home we represented by four walls and a roof. Not for Noa. She preferred a motherboard to a mother, a keyboard to house keys. Nothing was more comforting than the hum of a spinning hard drive.”
Michelle Gagnon, Don't Turn Around

“DON'T TELL YOUR SECRETS.
A whisper can betray you.
DON'T EVER STOP.
They will always find you.
DON'T TRUST ANYONE.
Not even yourself.”
Michelle Gagnon, Don't Turn Around

“DON'T GET TOO CLOSE.
friends can only hurt you.
DON'T SAY A WORD.
it may be your last.
DON'T SLOW DOWN.
they will catch you.”
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message 21: by John

John Nyetrae Started 'The Tunnels' today! Already looking forward to the next two.


Aurelian Udristioiu Good Morning,

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Michelle John wrote: "Hi Michelle,

Thanks for adding me to your growing list of friends. Love this site, what a great resource of writers and readers."


Definitely. Thanks, John!


message 18: by John

John Nyetrae Hi Michelle,

Thanks for adding me to your growing list of friends. Love this site, what a great resource of writers and readers.


message 17: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
Stan
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message 16: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Michelle

Thanks for Friending me. Lovely to catch up with you here. How's the writing going with you?


message 15: by Robert

Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Michelle.


message 14: by Gary

Gary Revel It's great to have you as a friend MICHELLE.

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Michelle I feel the same way. And to be honest, I've recently read a few series books that have disappointed. I give huge credit to authors who can keep a series interesting for more than four books...


message 12: by D.K.

D.K. I have to give authors credit that can stick with one series pretty much throughout their entire writing career. I think I would start to lose interest after a couple of years.

Michelle wrote: "Hi DK-
Actually, as soon as I hand in the next book in the Kelly series (Monday! Argh!) I'm going back to work on a standalone set in San Francisco. I'm pretty excited to tackle it..."



Michelle Hi DK-
Actually, as soon as I hand in the next book in the Kelly series (Monday! Argh!) I'm going back to work on a standalone set in San Francisco. I'm pretty excited to tackle it...


message 10: by D.K.

D.K. Hi Michelle, question for you. Will the Kelly Jones novels be the only series you write, or are you considering branching out to other characters and subject matters? Just curious, thanks.


Mackenzie RM Michelle,

Thanks for the add! :)

-Mackenzie.


Michelle Thanks so much for saying so, I really appreciate it! Hope you enjoy The Tunnels, too...

Five wrote: "Hey Michelle,

Looking forward to your next book! Still trying to track down a print edition of your first one. I'm hoping a trip to Powell's in a few weeks will solve it."





Michelle And I promise I only use two sticks of butter in the book, not four, so ir qualifies as low-fat ;)


message 6: by D.K.

D.K. I checked it out, Michelle. Sounds exciting. Now I have two things to look forward to in November, Thanksgiving and your book. LOL.

Michelle wrote: "I do, DK- The Gatekeeper will be released in November. Here's a link to the cover and back copy:
http://michellegagnon.com/gatekeeper.php

"





Michelle I do, DK- The Gatekeeper will be released in November. Here's a link to the cover and back copy:
http://michellegagnon.com/gatekeeper.php




message 4: by D.K.

D.K. Hi Michelle,

Do you have another book scheduled to be published soon?

Just curious.

DK
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Rowena Hi, Michelle,

Thank you very much for finding me and honoring me with your friendship.

The Boneyard sounds intriguing!

Best wishes,

Rowena Cherry


Bradley One of my sisters is named Michelle.. heh, thank you for allowing me to become your friend. =)


message 1: by *Nan*

*Nan* Michelle I am really excited because I finally got Boneyard and I can't wait to read it this weekend. I loved The Tunnels and hope you continue to write more books in the future.


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