Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Darkly Delicious Detail About Who R U Really? by Margo Kelly

The book jacket reads: “Ripped from a true-life story of Internet stalking, Who R U Really? will excite you and scare you, as Thea’s life spins out of her control.”

I *hope* after people have had a chance to read Who R U Really? (available 9/18/14) they will ask me, “What scenes actually happened in real life?”

Because I’m telling you, life is stranger than fiction, and often times things that truly happen would not be believable in a novel.

This story went through countless revisions, and so many times a reader, agent, or editor would say, “This is too unbelievable. This needs to be revised so it’s more realistic.” And in my head, I’d respond, “But that actually happened.”

Many of the scenes that really happened in our lives were softened up to make them more believable. But some of the remaining scary scenes actually happened, and … some did not. I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone, so I won’t give away any secrets today, but please after you’ve had a chance to read it, ask me which scenes really happened. It was scary when we went through it in real life, and for me and my daughter, it’s almost as scary to read about it again in print. The good news is: at least she’s still around to read it at all.

About Margo Kelly:
Margo Kelly loves to be scared (except when it comes to her children’s safety!) but otherwise, she loves to be scared when she’s reading a good book, watching a good movie, or suffering from the hiccups. She loves writing thrillers for young adults and hopes her stories give you the goose bumps or the itchies or the desire to rethink everyday things. Margo is represented by the not-so-scary, but totally awesome, Brianne Johnson of Writers House.

Margo is a native of the Northwest and currently resides in Idaho. A veteran public speaker, Margo is now actively pursuing her love of writing. Who R U Really? is her debut novel and will be published by Merit Press September 2014. Margo welcomes opportunities to speak to youth groups, library groups, and book clubs.

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  1. Wow - I'm scared and I haven't even read it! Can't wait. (And I'm glad your daughter is safe and sound! Eeek!)