On this episode of Everything is Canon, Steve talks to Margot Wood all about her debut novel, Fresh, which is described as “A hilarious and vulnerable coming-of-age story about the thrilling new experiences––and missteps––of a girl’s freshman year of college.”
Here’s the summary…
Some students enter their freshman year of college knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives. Elliot McHugh is not one of those people. But picking a major is the last thing on Elliot’s mind when she’s too busy experiencing all that college has to offer—from dancing all night at off-campus parties, to testing her RA Rose’s patience, to making new friends, to having the best sex one can have on a twin-sized dorm room bed.
But she may not be ready for the fallout when reality hits. When the sex she’s having isn’t that great. When finals creep up and smack her right in the face. Or when her roommate’s boyfriend turns out to be the biggest a-hole.
Elliot may make epic mistakes, but if she’s honest with herself (and with you, dear reader), she may just find the person she wants to be. And maybe even fall in love in the process . . . Well, maybe.
While Fresh may be Margot’s debut novel, she’s definitely not new to publishing having worked in the industry on the marketing side for over ten years. Now, on the other side of the table, she gives us a real hard look at the sometimes messy and complicated world of being a freshman in college. And because much of this story is taken from Margot’s actual college experiences, the story is punctuated with an added personnel weight which definitely comes across in the book’s unique form.
Steve and Margot talk about some of the do’s and don’ts of a debut author, how people will react to the book’s lead character Elliott, exactly how much of this story mirrored Margot’s own life, Fresh’s interesting style, and much, much more.
Fresh is out now, click HERE to order a copy today!
About the Author:
Margot Wood is the founder of Epic Reads and has worked in marketing for more than a decade at publishing houses both big and small. Born and raised in Cincinnati, and a graduate of Emerson College, Wood now lives in Portland, Oregon and works in comic book publishing. She once appeared as an extra in the Love, Simon movie.