Blog Tour: The Thousandth Floor – Guest Post + Giveaway

August 23, 2016 Blog Tour, Giveaway, Guest Post 5

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Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour for The Thousandth Floor! This is a book that I have been hearing tons about, so I am so excited to be on the tour. Today I have a guest post from Katharine McGee, as well as a chance to win a copy of the book. Read on to learn more…

About the book:

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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….


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Guest Post:

The Thousandth Floor follows five main characters. The perspective switches between them. For this guest post I asked Katherine to tell us a bit about writing multiple narrators.

The Thousandth Floor is a “soap opera” in the traditional Dickensian sense of the word—that is, a novel narrated by multiple characters, where all the stories intertwine with one another. I’ve always loved reading books that trade off among various POV’s, whether a fantasy epic like Game of Thrones or a contemporary mystery like The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. As a reader, it feels more rewarding and more emotional to watch these stories unfold when you feel invested in each of the characters.

The hard thing about writing multi-POV stories, though, is making sure that each piece fits together properly! I always joke that The Thousandth Floor is like a multicolored sweater—if you pull just one strand, the whole thing might unravel. This makes editing really tricky, because changing just one detail in any of the characters’ stories creates a domino effect that ends up affecting so much more. As a professor of mine always said, “Pull the threads of the sweater at your peril!”

To keep myself from having to make drastic changes later, I try to figure out all my biggest problems in the outline stage. I start by mapping out the overall stories; thinking carefully about what each character wants, how he or she is going to try to get it, and how that desire might become an obstacle for some other character. I then spend several months working on my outline, shuffling the different story beats around until I feel like they’re in the right order. Even so, the outline inevitably changes once I start writing!

My favorite part of having a book with such a large cast is the fact that there’s something in its pages for almost every reader—a love story, a family story, a friendship story, a story about belonging. As an author, I love hearing from readers about which character was their favorite, or which of the romances resonated with them the most. It makes it so much fun for me—and tells me something about the readers, too!



Thanks so much to Katherine for sharing a bit more about her process! I love a book with multiple narrators but I imagine it could be chaotic to write!

About the Author:

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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 or on Twitter at @katharinemcgee .


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5 Responses to “Blog Tour: The Thousandth Floor – Guest Post + Giveaway”

  1. danielle hammelef

    Wow! Thanks for sharing how you put this puzzle of a book together. Can’t wait to read it!

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