Michelle Harrison

Michelle Harrison is a full-time writer. She is a former bookseller and editorial assistant. Originally from Grays in Essex, she has a degree in illustration, and lives in Oxfordshire with her partner. Her debut novel THE THIRTEEN TREASURES won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2009. She has since published two sequels, THE THIRTEEN CURSES and THE THIRTEEN SECRETS, as well as her teen novel UNREST.

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When She Came Back
Winter Magic
The Other Alice
The Thirteen Secrets
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Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Elvesden Manor, or Hogwarts, maybe. (You didn't say it had to be a real place).

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Changes constantly, but at the moment: The Old Ways by Loreena McKennitt, Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon, Firework by Katy Perry, Was it a Dream by 30 Seconds to Mars, Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Jennet Humfrye,The Woman in Black - she's given me quite a few sleepless nights.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jack the Ripper. I like to think I'd demand to know his identity, but in all honesty I'd probably run.

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