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Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister earned her MFA in creative writing from American University. Her debut novel THE MAGICIAN'S LIE was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, and a Target Book Club selection. It has been optioned for film by Jessica Chastain's Freckle Films. Her novel GIRL IN DISGUISE, also an Indie Next pick, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it “a well-told, superb story.” Her new novel WOMAN 99, inspired by intrepid reporter Nellie Bly's undercover investigation into an 1880s insane asylum, is now out in hardcover, e-book and paperback. A regular contributor to Writer Unboxed and the Chicago Review of Books, she lives with her family in Washington, DC.

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Greer Macallister I always tell aspiring writers two things: don't give up, and don't go it alone. The life of a writer can be daunting on so many levels -- the writing…moreI always tell aspiring writers two things: don't give up, and don't go it alone. The life of a writer can be daunting on so many levels -- the writing itself, for one thing, and then the business of getting published and getting your book into the hands of readers. You need a tough skin and a willingness to keep tackling the hard tasks, the hard questions, even when you don't feel like it. And having fellow writers with you along the way -- a trusted beta reader, a critique group, an online forum -- makes the journey possible. Ups and downs are both better when you can share them.(less)
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THE ARCTIC FURY is on NetGalley!

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it’s here!! Many of you have asked me to let you know when my next book was ready for reading and, well, here we go…

You can now request an electronic ARC of THE ARCTIC FURY on NetGalley.

(Physical ARCs have also landed, I’m told, so bloggers and booksellers can reach out to my publicist at Sourcebooks through the Contact page to request those. And I expect to hear soon whether

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" Annieb wrote: "Looking forward to it. Is it also historical? Loved Magician's Lie."

Annie, Thanks for the kind words! Yes, GIRL IN DISGUISE is historic
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“Life is always better than death. Always. No exceptions.”
Greer Macallister, The Magician's Lie

“You want to set me free? Do it. You want to turn me in? You can do that too. You're the only one with the choice. And that bullet in your back doesn't mean you've got any less choice than you ever did. Live free of fear if you want to. We all carry something inside us that could kill us; yours just has a name. You want to change your life? Change it. You have no less of a right to be happy than the rest of us.”
Greer Macallister, The Magician's Lie

“I chose not to care. And if it scared me at first how easy it was to make myself feel differently about something by simply deciding it, I decided I could ignore that too.”
Greer Macallister, Girl in Disguise

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