Please join us for an evening with Margot Harrison to celebrate the release of her new book, We Made it All Up, a contemporary, high-stakes thriller about how reality becomes more twisted than the fantasy novel two friends are writing when the real-life subject of their fiction turns up dead and they’re the suspects. Margot will be in conversation with Eva Sollberger, the host of the award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" series.
Celeste is the talk of the town when she moves to Montana from Montreal, but the only friend she makes is Vivvy, the heir to the town’s founder and a social pariah. Inspired by a passion-fueled school incident, they begin writing a love-story fanfic between the popular guy and the school stoner, one that gradually reveals Celeste’s past. While her bond with Vivvy makes Celeste feel safe and alive again, Vivvy keeps prodding Celeste to turn fantasy into reality. When they finally try, one drunken night on a dark mountainside, Celeste is the one who ends up kissing golden boy Joss. And Joss ends up dead.
Celeste doesn’t remember the end of that night and can’t be sure she didn’t deliver the killing blow. Could she still be that scared of getting close to a boy? Secrets are hard to keep in a small town, and even Vivvy seems to suspect her. Exploring the winding passages of the cave where Joss died, Celeste learns he had his own dark secrets, as does Vivvy. The town isn’t as innocent as it appears.
Margot Harrison is an award-winning journalist living in Vermont. She is also the author of The Killer in Me and The Glare. Find her on Instagram and Twitter at @MargotFHarrison.
Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning “Stuck in Vermont” web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed almost five million times online and air every other Friday on Burlington, Vermont's WCAX.
Please note, masks are strongly encouraged but no longer required for vaccinated attendees. We can’t predict the future course of the pandemic, so Phoenix Books reserves the right to institute masking and/or vaccination rules for this event as circumstances dictate.
DATE: Thursday, July 14th at 7:00pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Burlington
ADMISSION: This event is free and open to the public but advance registration is requested. Please register below.
PRE-ORDERS: Can't make it to the event but still want to purchase a signed, personalized copy of We Made It All Up? Click HERE. Copies will be available after the event on July 14th. If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready. If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.