Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR! Today I have Katharine McGee here to answer a few questions so we can get to know her better!
Last trip you took:
My most recent trip was to New York City for the wedding of a college friend! I’m now located in Philadelphia, but I lived and worked in New York for five years, and I miss it so much. Every time I go back it feels the same, even though I know it’s constantly changing—but I think that’s just the magic of New York.
Last thing that made you smile:
Singing! My whole family is musically gifted… except for me. I admit that I’m truly a terrible singer, but that doesn’t stop me from belting along with every pop, country, Broadway, and Disney song I hear. Whenever my sister and I are together, we sing together—in the car, in the kitchen, blowdrying our hair. You should see us at karaoke!
“A life without stories would be no life at all.”—Alexander McCall Smith
This is unquestionably my favorite quote of all time. I actually wrote my application essays for college and my master’s program about it! I firmly believe this—that stories are what make us human, and that they make us better, because they help us understand the perspective of someone else. Each time we read a story and empathize with the character, we learn something about another person’s life and experience. And hopefully we learn something new about ourselves, too.
Favorite place in the world:
I studied French in college—I used to be fluent, though I’m really out of practice these days!—and my favorite place has been Paris ever since. After all, there’s a reason that two of my characters go to Paris in The Thousandth Floor! I think it’s the most enchanting and beautiful city on earth. I would love to someday live there, and spend every day wandering the cobblestone streets of the Quartier Saint-Germain, eating fresh-baked croissants and drinking café au lait and listening as the people around me speak French.
Last emoticon you used:
My top-used emojis are the face with heart eyes and the taco (I’m from Texas!). Now that I think about it, I use those two together every time I get Mexican food, which is pretty often…
ABOUT THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR:New York City as you’ve never seen it before. A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future, where anything is possible—if you want it enough.
Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.
A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.
Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.
Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.
Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?
Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.
And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.
Debut author Katharine McGee has created a breathtakingly original series filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. But in this world, the higher you go, the farther there is to fall….
ABOUT KATHARINE MCGEE:
Katharine McGee is from Houston, Texas. She studied English and French literature at Princeton and has an MBA from Stanford. It was during her years living in a second-floor apartment in New York City that she kept daydreaming about skyscrapers . . . and then she started writing. The Thousandth Floor is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.katharinemcgee.com or on Twitter at @katharinemcgee .
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