Christina McDonald

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Christina McDonald is the USA Today bestselling author of Behind Every Lie and The Night Olivia Fell (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books), which has been optioned for television by a major Hollywood studio. Her third book, Do No Harm, is available February 2021. Originally from Seattle, WA, she has an MA in Journalism from the National University of Ireland Galway, and now lives in London, England.

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Christina McDonald Hi Belinda, thank you so much! I'm so excited for All That Is Broken to be released next year! :) I'm just finishing up edits in the next few weeks, s…moreHi Belinda, thank you so much! I'm so excited for All That Is Broken to be released next year! :) I'm just finishing up edits in the next few weeks, so hopefully in a few months we'll have a cover to put on Goodreads. I'll definitely announce it on my Facebook page, if you're following me there - @christinamcdonaldauthor. Thank you!(less)
Christina McDonald The idea for Night Olivia Fell came when I read a story about a teenage girl in California who was declared brain dead after a routine tonsillectomy w…moreThe idea for Night Olivia Fell came when I read a story about a teenage girl in California who was declared brain dead after a routine tonsillectomy went wrong. There was a lot of talk at the time about the legal and moral implications. I’m not a lawyer, so I can’t weigh in on this, but I am a mother, and my first thought when I read this story was for the girl’s mother and the heartbreak she must’ve been feeling.

Losing your child is every parent’s worst nightmare, and I imagined myself in her circumstances. Being the person I am, I started asking myself what if? What if the teenage girl had been pregnant? Would that be a comfort or a curse to her mother? What if the mother had suffered her own tragedies? What if she was a single parent? What if she thought something more sinister had happened? What if she’d been murdered, but nobody would listen to her?

I had a very specific scene flash through my mind and I wrote a rough draft of it right then. The entire book then developed around that.(less)
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“But there are no redos in life. You can’t go back and make things better. All you can do is live with it and move forward.”
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