WELCOME POST: Glimpsed

Hi, y’all!

We’re so excited to be kicking off our blog tour for Glimpsed by G.F. Miller! We’ve got an awesome interview with the author below, as well as an exciting tour-wide giveaway! Make sure to follow along on the tour, follow our hosts and check out their stops, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway! We’re so excited to be sharing this book with y’all, and we hope you’re just as excited too!

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Glimpsed
by G.F. Miller
Published by Simon & Schuster
Released on January 5th, 2021
YA FICTION–Romance, Contemporary, Fantasy

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Perfect for fans of Geekerella and Jenn Bennett, this charming, sparkly rom-com follows a wish-granting teen forced to question if she’s really doing good—and if she has the power to make her own dreams come true.

Charity is a fairy godmother. She doesn’t wear a poofy dress or go around waving a wand, but she does make sure the deepest desires of the student population at Jack London High School come true. And she knows what they want even better than they do because she can glimpse their perfect futures.

But when Charity fulfills a glimpse that gets Vibha crowned homecoming queen, it ends in disaster. Suddenly, every wish Charity has ever granted is called into question. Has she really been helping people? Where do these glimpses come from, anyway? What if she’s not getting the whole picture?

Making this existential crisis way worse is Noah—the adorkable and (in Charity’s opinion) diabolical ex of one of her past clients—who blames her for sabotaging his prom plans and claims her interventions are doing more harm than good. He demands that she stop granting wishes and help him get his girl back. At first, Charity has no choice but to play along. But soon, Noah becomes an unexpected ally in getting to the bottom of the glimpses. Before long, Charity dares to call him her friend…and even starts to wish he were something more. But can the fairy godmother ever get the happily ever after?

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G.F. MillerG.F. Miller absolutely insists on a happy ending. Everything else is negotiable. Her wish is to go everywhere—and when a plane ticket isn’t available, books fill the gaps. She cries at all the wrong times. She makes faces at herself in the mirror. She believes in the Oxford comma. And she’s always here for a dance party.

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Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your book? 

About myself, huh? Well, I am capable of getting lost on my way to a place I’ve been a dozen times. I occasionally ask the same question three times because I failed to listen to the answer. My husband sometimes rearranges furniture just to see if I’ll notice. (Hubs protests that this makes me sound ditzy, which he says really short-changes how smart and talented I am. However, on further questioning, he did admit that all these things are true.) A big part of the problem is that I’m usually lost in fiction, and I’m not really sorry. Which leads us to THE BOOK! Glimpsed is my debut novel about a wish-granting teen forced to question if she’s really doing good—and if she has the power to make her own dreams come true. It’s got geeky Star Trek fandom, enemies-to-lovers, fake dating, and wish fulfillment. Get into it!

Were there any specific problems you faced while drafting Glimpsed? 

The magic was actually pretty difficult. The glimpses (visions of a people’s “destiny” moment) were always part of the story. But then there was the magic that Charity uses to help fulfill her Cinderellas’ wishes—and that was tougher. My agent vetoed a couple versions. I wrote one version I didn’t really like (but it got me a book deal, so I can’t complain). As soon as the ink dried on the contract (and not one second earlier), I told my editor, “There’s a problem with the magic.” I think I wrote four drafts with four completely different magic systems before my editor and I finally settled on the “nudges” (putting ideas into—and out of—people’s heads). Every time, it was like realizing you’d put salt in the cake instead of sugar, and then picking apart the whole thing bit by bit to fix it. But it was worth it! I love where it landed.

Out of all your characters, which one would you pick to go on vacation with? 

Noah’s family, obvi. They have so much fun together, and I’m sure they’d spread that joy around wherever they went. I think they’d be a blast at Disneyland or Universal Studios. But also anywhere. 

What is your favorite quote from Glimpsed? 

So many But I really enjoy Charity’s take on the classic Cinderella story on page one, which ends with, “Meanwhile, the fairy godmother, disguised as a parlor maid, was two-handed stress eating French pastries as she watched the minute hand on the clock tower. But that last part never gets included because nobody cares. It’s not her story, so nobody gives a magical mouse turd about the fairy godmother’s problems.”

Were you able to make any specific connections in or with your book? 

Of course! I don’t know any other way to craft a character than to connect it with a piece of myself. Every character in Glimpsed has a little part of me woven in. I’m nerdy like Noah, and I stole so many things from my own family to create his. At one point they’re playing Settlers of Catan and it’s getting really cut-throat; that is 100 percent lifted from my life experience. Like Charity, I’m overprotective of my people, and I want to fix things—especially injustice! Even the side characters—Gwen who never wants to put her e-book down, Carmen who’s worried about not being cool enough, and Sean who needs to let his light shine—are all me. 

If there was one thing you could add to Glimpsed, what would it be? 

I love dual POV books, so maybe we’d get to hear a little from Noah?! And actually, I wrote a few scenes from his perspective as I was exploring what his thoughts and reactions would be at some pivotal moments. In fact, Turn the Page tours is giving readers the opportunity to win those Noah POV chapters! So there we go—my wish is granted! 

Is there anything you’re currently working on, and if so, can you give any hints/details?

I’m scribbling away at another magical YA romcom. I can’t talk about it much yet because it isn’t sold. But if you want updates as they become available, you can go to my Goodreads page and add “super secret work in progress” to your TBR. Or you can subscribe to my “sporadic news” at gfmiller.com.

Lastly, what do you hope readers take away/learn about from your book?

Honestly, I hope that readers can get a few hours off from everything heavy and hard right now. They can just escape to this world where wishes come true and nothing truly terrible can happen and there will be a happy ending somehow. I hope they laugh out loud and swoon and stand up and cheer. Then I hope they close the book with a big smile on their face that is stuck there for the rest of the day.

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For this tour, we have THREE (3) separate giveaways! Up for grabs, we have ONE (1) signed copy of Glimpsed by G.F. Miller (available to US only), TWO (2) EXCLUSIVE chapters from Noah’s POV, and a Skype or Zoom visit with the author (both available to INTL)! This will run from January 19th to January 26th at 11:59 PM CST. To enter this giveaway, click the button below!

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