I am author Kim Harrison of THE HOLLOWS and THE UNDEAD POOL - AMA!
Hello reddit, I’m Kim Harrison, best known for penning the New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series, The Hollows, but I’ve published YA, traditional fantasy, scripted a couple of graphic novels, and wrote the most amazing series companion book ever (It glows in the dark)!
Being a child of the 80s, I grew up reading Heinlein, Clark, Asimov, Bradbury, and Chalker to name a few of my favorites, and though I found a niche in urban fantasy, you can see my strong SF roots in my work if you look.
My newest book is THE UNDEAD POOL, the 12th book in The Hollows. Only one more to go! For more information, click here.
I’ve not done an online Q&A for a while, and definitely not in what looks like a threaded format, so if you have a follow-up question to anything, it might behoove you to start a new comment instead of tacking it on the end of my answer. Otherwise, I might never see it if things get busy. I’m happy to answer questions about the day-to-day grind of being a writer, the art of self-promotion, and even what I’ve got against tomatoes. Questions about the worlds I’ve created are my favorite, but if you’ve been lucky enough to snag an early copy of The Undead Pool, no spoilers please.
I’ll be doing this on the release of The Undead Pool (Yes, it’s a play on the Clint Eastwood movie, The Dead Pool.) which means I’ll be cutting it off at 11:00 EST so as to finish packing and get myself out to my first event. I will try my hardest to answer all your questions if it runs over, but it might be a while.
C'mon and enter The Hollows with me---ask away!