Author Interview: Glimpsed by G.F. Miller
We all have our core group of people who we rely on for book recs. For me, author Abigail Johnson is one of them! When she shared Glimpsed, I knew I had to read it. A teenage fairy godmother who can solve everyone’s problems but her own? Sign me up! We had a chance to check in with G.F. Miller as her debut launched into the world – check it out below and pick up Glimpsed, out now!
Glimpsedon January 5, 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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?
Author Interview with G.F. Miller
Tell us about Charity and Noah. What 5 things do they always have with them?
Noah is a theoretical physics man and a Trekkie to the core. So he doesn’t leave home without his Star Trek TOS communicator (TOS means The Original Series, for the uninitiated), TI-85 calculator, and a good quality mechanical pencil. He’ll also be wearing prescription glasses and a t-shirt with a Spock quote.
Even though she says she doesn’t do relationships, Charity’s power as a fairy godmother comes mostly from networking. Her actual magic is pretty underwhelming—nudging ideas into and out of people’s heads and glimpsing a moment of a person’s future. Granting wishes, therefore, requires a ton of hustle, persuasion, and calling in favors. So what she always needs with her is her phone with these five contacts:
- Sean Slater, former client and current high school It Boy.
- Scarlett Okumura, captain of the Pom Squad and social media heavy hitter.
- Memom, her grandmother and fairy godmother mentor.
- Hope, her sister, delivering wise counsel via vid chat from an elephant sanctuary in Thailand.
- Vindhya Chandramouli, current client and soon-to-be Homecoming Queen (if everything goes to plan).
When you were a kid, what would you have wished for from a fairy godmother? What about now?
When I was in second grade, I wished and prayed for a really good friend. That summer, my wish was granted when a girl with long auburn hair moved in across the street. From that point on, I have honestly been surrounded with so many amazing friends. So, not to brag, but I might actually have a fairy godmother?!
Now, I would wish for Marie Kondo to be my fairy godmother and help me experience the lifechanging magic of tidying up ☺ (p.s. My tween says she curses the day I read that book and wishes to never hear that name again.)
If you could see into the future, but only for one moment, what would you look for?
I’d look to see what shoes will be in style in ten years so that I can just buy one pair and stay on trend for a decade. I don’t love shopping, so this would be pretty magical.