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, came out on March 1, 2011 from Scholastic.
When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?
This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.
Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.
And a curse.
When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case--but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother--who has supernatural gifts of his own--becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?
*Your Young Adult debut novel, Clarity, comes out March 1st, 2011. Would you like to tell us a little bit about it?
Clarity is about a psychic teen who—along with her medium brother and telepath mother—does readings for tourists in her beach town and tries to solve a murder when her brother becomes the prime suspect.
*Clarity, your heroine, is a psychic. Have you ever visited a psychic yourself?
I have! I visited a couple in college for fun and then a few more for research for the book. I don't think any of the readings I had were accurate, though. But it's always entertaining!
*I read that your hobby is watching TV series. Has any of these series influenced your writing?
I would probably say Veronica Mars was an influence, mainly because it was the only teen crime show that I'd ever watched. I loved it!
*Is Clarity going to be a part of a series? If yes, what is the second book going to be about?
Yes, the second book is called Perception and will be out in March 2012, but that's about all I can say right now! :)
*As a debut author what advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Read voraciously and widely. Write every day. And never give up.
Thank you so much Kim for this interview!