M.T. McGuire

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M T McGuire enjoys the real world but wouldn't want to live here full time. That's why she writes books. She grew up, or at least, got bigger, half way up a windy down in Sussex. Her home was also the first location choice for Hogwarts, in the Harry Potter films, so maybe it's not so strange that she's ended up writing spec-fic. Perhaps there's something in the water up there, apart from chalk. She used to do stand up but sat down and started to write books when she got married. She now lives in Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk, with a McOther, a McMini and a selection of very silly cars. She hasn't found a way to make any of the cars fly, and none of them is fitted with ordnance like the ones in her books, but she and her team of evil scientist ...more

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M.T. McGuire Joann wrote: "Thanks for the add M! Look forward to seeing your reviews and checking out your books. Have a great rest of your week :)"

A pleasure and same to you too.

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MTM


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JoJo Thanks for the add M! Look forward to seeing your reviews and checking out your books. Have a great rest of your week :)


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