May YA Author Interview: Author #2 N. W. Harris

Born at the end of the Vietnam war and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, N.W. Harris’s imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family’s log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books.

N.W. Harris published his first novel—Joshua’s Tree—in 2013. It was no wonder that with his wild imagination and passion for all things word related, that N.W. Harris was named a quarterfinalist in Amazon’s Break Through Novel Award Contest. In early 2014, N.W. Harris joined the ranks with Clean Teen Publishing when they signed his new young adult apocalyptic adventure series—The Last Orphans. 

In addition to writing, N.W. Harris has been a submarine sailor, nurse, and business owner. His studies have included biology, anthropology, and medicine at UCSB and SUNY Buffalo. He is an active member of SCBWI and lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children. He writes like he reads, constantly.

Newest book is The Last Orphans, coming out September 2, 2014
N.W. Harris
Joshua’s Tree, Joshua’s Tree Trilogy Book I (YA Science Fiction, MuseItUP Publishing) Joshua’s Tree on
The Father, Joshua’s Tree Trilogy Book II (YA Science Fiction, MuseItUp Publishing) The Father on

9 thoughts on “May YA Author Interview: Author #2 N. W. Harris

  1. […] words from a Jim Butcher novel. The two words were, “Godling Hunger”    2) Author #2: N.W. Harris The Last Orphans has been brewing in my mind for years. I grew up in the South and wanted to write […]


  2. […] that getting yours noticed takes a ton or marketing, time, and effort.      2) Author #2: N.W. Harris My favorite part of writing is the rough draft. I love how I come to a point in the story and the […]


  3. […] 2-6 months to finish a first draft. Editing sometimes takes much longer.      2) Author #2: N.W. Harris Hard to say. I’m usually working on multiple projects at once. Actual writing time on The Last […]


  4. […] two more scheduled for release this year as long as everything goes to plan.      2) Author #2: N.W. Harris Firstly, I like to read YA (especially YA that appeals to boys). Because I find it hard to find […]


  5. […] alone in what they were feeling and that things could change for them.      2) Author #2: N.W. Harris My desire is to get kids and adults reading. Otherwise, I just want to entertain and make the […]


  6. […] also one of the most interesting of my characters to get inside his head.      2) Author #2: N.W. Harris My favorite scene in The Last Orphans is the opening scene. It’s a little sad because the […]


  7. […] assuming they’re out to benefit anyone except themselves.”      2) Author #2: N.W. Harris They’d probably pin me in a corner and beat the crap out of me! I live by the motto “Make your […]


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