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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sensational 7 Q & A with Kim Harrington (Author of Clarity)!

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang out with your favorite author(s)? In an attempt to get a better understanding of authors, my Sensational Seven Q & A takes a closer or more personal look at these authors to give you a glimpse of the personalities behind the writing of your favorite books.

“Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.” By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kim Harrington lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. When not writing, she's most likely reading, watching one of her favorite TV shows, or fantasizing about her next vacation. She has no psychic powers and is cool with that.

Her debut young adult novel, CLARITY, hits shelves today from Scholastic/Point. Visit her on the web at

If you were given a chance to travel back in time, what year or place would you go / Why?
If I could also lower my age at the same time, I’d love to travel to Dublin, Ireland in the 60s and party with my mom, both of us as teenagers.

Describe your novel in seven words or less?
Paranormal mystery, psychics, tourist town, hot boys.

Please share with us about your favorite book and fictional crush to date?
My favorite book changes all the time, but of the past few years it’s The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – for its edge of your seat pacing, characterization, everything.

My fictional crush would have to be Boston boy Patrick Kenzie from Dennis Lehane’s Kenzie/Gennaro series.

If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be / Why?
Oh man, my favorite characters have tough lives. Conflict drives fiction! So, I think I’ll pass. ;)

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play thelead role as you/ Why?
Maybe Jennifer Garner. I respect her work and I also think she’s a great mom. And from what I’ve seen in US Weekly we have the same wardrobe (baggy sweaters, jeans, running shoes).

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
NERD GIRL. I was a socially awkward dork growing up who sometimes thought of my geekiness as a road block to happiness. Now I’m all grown up, I’ve found happiness, come to terms with my nerdiness and become proud of who I am. There’s a character arc for you! :)

How would you describe yourself/life in seven words?
Girl with nose in books writes some.


**Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?**
First off, I want to thank everyone who buys CLARITY, from the bottom of my heart, for taking a chance on a debut author. I truly appreciate it! Up next is the sequel to CLARITY coming March 2012. I also have a standalone supernatural mystery—a ghost story—coming from Scholastic in Fall 2012. You can find more information on my website ( or my Facebook page (

Thanks for stopping by Kim!

For more information about Kim Harrington and her books, please visit her website here.


  1. Thanks for the great interview! Ican't wait to read this book! I pre-ordered it, so my copy should come soon!

  2. Great interview. I loved Kim's answer on where to go back in time. And I'm nerdy like her. Can't wait to read Clarity.

  3. Thanks for the interview. I love getting inside authors heads. And I love that you asked different questions. It's good to know that I'm not the only one whose favorite book changes all the time!

  4. Yes its a series !!! I definatly can not wait to get my hands in this books

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  6. Obvioulsy being a nerd turned out to be quiet successful ;) lol. Loved the interview !! and cant wait to read clariety :) thanks for the great comp
    :) kat

  7. Great interview! I can't wait to read Clarity!


  9. Great interview.Its nice learning a little bit about a debut author.

  10. I'm excited for this novel. Great interview.

  11. Thanks for the interview. I like your seven words to describe the book. I find hot guys are always interesting!

  12. Dublin in the '60s would be an interesting experience, that's for sure.

  13. Great interview. Love the 7 words

  14. Great interview! I love Jennifer Garner too; she's so down-to-earth and can portray the kick-ass, tough-as-nails heroine and the sweet, cute slightly awkward/nerdy heroine perfectly.

  15. Oh if only all of us nerdy girls who walked around with their nose in a book got together. We could take over the world.


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  16. Thanks for the interview! Can't wait to read the book.

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  17. That would be so weird to party with a mom who is the same age as you. I just keep picturing Hot Tub Time Machine :D

  18. Oh, I love Ireland! I probably wouldn't hang around with my mom, though... she was a bad influence XD

  19. Oooh a ghost story coming up, huh? That sounds interesting. I'll be looking forward to learning more about that story. Ghosts!

  20. I still haven't read The Hunger Games. I know, tragic, isn't it? I loved her choice of Dublin, Ireland and how she'd change her age so she could party with her mom. Excellent interview! :)


  21. Great interview! I think Jennifer Garner is a superb choice to play the lead role of Kim's life.

  22. She seems great! Fun interview! LOVE Jen Garner!

  23. You have done a great job with the interview! I commend you and my students appreciate your candor.

  24. Great interview...and I love Ireland!

  25. Great interview. She seems very nice. I just read her book on my Nook in a few hours. I just loved the mystery. Can't wait for the sequel!

  26. Fun interview! I can't wait to read your new book, Kim!

  27. Great interview. The book looks like a good read. I want to check out her stand alone mystery as well.


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