Author Revealed: Molly Harper
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If you're normal, the crowd will accept you. If you're DERANGED, they'll make you their leader. - Christopher Titus
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. My favorite lists always make me look a little scatterbrained. Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Superman, Jane Eyre, Jacob Black, and on and on.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I have a quick temper and bad brain-to-mouth filter, it can lead to social awkwardness and hurt feelings.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Wasting so much of my time before I had kids. I seriously just laid around the house, accomplishing nothing. Now that I know how much I can get done in a day, I think of all the books I could have written, the projects I could have completed, and kick myself.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would really like to meet Shakespeare or Jane Austen. They've created some of the most enduring characters in literature. I think I would just ask them endless questions to try to figure out how their minds worked. Or there's always the standard: Get history's worst dictators and war criminals in one room, kick them in sensitive areas and when they're down on the ground, crying, "Why?" yell, 'You KNOW WHY." And then run away.
March 22, 2011I must confess my secret shame. Somewhere, in my parents' basement, there is a box of unicorn figurines that I collected from age 10 to 15. It started with a Secret Santa gift from my fifth grade "boyfriend" Mark Hobbs and somehow morphed into an army of one-horned equine ceramic nightmares. I can't bear to part with them, but I don't want them in my house, either. So for now, my parents are stuck with them.
When I needed an idea for the main character in my 'Nice Girls' vampire series to have an embarrassing collection from childhood, I naturally leaned toward unicorns. I'd lived through the creepy horse obsession all girls go through, and I... see more
March 22, 2011There was a little production issue with HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF and the promised excerpt of THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF was not include in the paperback. So I'm posting it here. THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF comes out on March 29. Enjoy!
Dante Hosts a Baby Shower in the Seventh Circle
The best thing about being a werewolf was that you never needed a sports bra.
It’s hard to explain to humans the absolute freedom of running on all fours. The feeling of my feet hitting the ground without anything between the pads of my skin and the earth, the undeniable pull of the moving forward, the... see more
February 08, 2011And reveal that the Wizard is just a guy in a hot air balloon.
I spoke to a group of high school students on Thursday about writing and getting published. They were a great group, engaged, thoughtful, asking great questions. It was very cool as one of my former English teachers was there and came in to tell the kids that even in high school, she and the other English teachers called me "the next Erma Bombeck." (Which was so much nicer than what I suspect they called some of my classmates.)
At the end of the session, we were talking about where I get my ideas for books. I explained that I get most of my ideas from every day life -... see more
February 08, 2011An ice storm. Stranded in a strange, isolated place without power. Children with an unsettling ability to win staring contests. This is how horror movies start.
Watching the news coverage as cities across the Midwest are pelted by the much-touted historic blizzard, I’m having strange sympathy pangs. In January 2009, an ice storm ripped through Kentucky, taking out power and phone lines for thousands of homes, including mine. The first night I spent camped out in my in-laws’ darkened living room with my two young children, I was sure this was just a temporary blip. It was going to be a funny story we could tell the next winter. As... see more