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Harmless by Katherine Dell - Book Tour + Giveaway

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by Katherine Dell
Paranormal Thriller

Be careful what you wish for.

After moving from Vancouver to isolated Hazelton, BC, 
high school senior Rachel Barnes hopes she’ll finally find
closure and a sense of direction after tragedy has torn her family
apart. When she and her friends discover the old spirit box her
grandmother gave her, they see it as a chance to wish their troubles
away. But the Great Spirits—deer, crow, bear, and the mythical
wendigo—give away nothing for free. 

So instead of worrying about fitting in and finding a boyfriend, 
 Rachel finds herself in a race to control the malevolent spirit who’s
taken up residence in Mason Allen, who she fears and
in equal measure. What began as a harmless game forces Rachel to
confront her past—and offers her a future she never imagined.

Step into a reality that is not as it seems in Book 1 of the Harmless series.

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Describe your writing style.
I’m a story teller. I’m constantly trying to tell the story from all angles; merging the little side stories into bigger ones. 
It took me a long time to develop my writing style. One of the major points I try to capture in my writing is that it should play like a movie in your head when you read it. For example: I ask myself, what does the opening scene in this chapter look like? And I don’t just describe it, I take the reader there. I write in first person, which I love for the fact it brig readers into a closer experience of what the main character experiencing. You know what they think, smell, feel. It might not be the most truthful depiction of the story, but it’s theirs.
 Advice you would give new authors?

Build a writing community. Get involved somehow. Whether it be a writing group, or going to events, or just simply having a friend to meet with to share your work. Being a writer can be a very solitary career. I find that surrounding myself with my community of like-minded people keeps me far more focused and motivated.
 What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book? 
On this book, I did tons of research. I even traveled to the town of Hazelton BC, where the story is set. I hired a guide to take me around to all the places I wrote about in my story, and to just experience the town. It was a very cool experience. And I feel it made this story that much more real.
I also did research regarding spirit animals, wendigos; their legend and truth, and what it’s like to grieve a loved one.
 Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

Dreamer, storyteller, nature lover, mom.

Katherine Dell is a young adult fiction author fascinated by the supernatural
and the stories that surround them. She began her writing endeavours
in 2011 when she wanted to reinvent herself from her previous career
as an event planner. When she’s not writing, she can be found in
cold hockey arenas sipping coffee, working on her tan at little
league games, or trying to keep her dog out of her many gardens. She
lives with her husband, two boys, and fur babies, in Calgary,
Alberta, Canada.

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