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Nikki Harmon, "Neither Here Nor There"

  • Big Blue Marble Bookstore 551 Carpetner Lane Philadelphia PA 19119 (map)

Big Blue Marble is so happy to welcome back Mt. Airy's own Nikki Harmon with her second novel "Neither Here Nor There."

Nikki Harmon, an alumna of The Philadelphia High School for Girls, Wesleyan University and Temple University, started her professional life as a filmmaker, television producer and an educator.

Writing began as a personal challenge, specifically, the NaNoWriMo write 50,000 words in a month challenge. She managed to complete the challenge … twice! She does not write full-time, and has not pursued an agent or a publisher but decided to publish the books herself under the name Mt. Airy Girl Press. With the help and encouragement of friends, she has been able to finish the novels and get them out in to the world. Neither Here Nor There is her second novel.

"Neither Here Nor There" tells the story of Kim, a typical rebellious black gay nerd biding her time in college until she can get to her dream job at NASA. Returning home from work-study in the biology lab one day, Kim experiences a strange kind of double vision. She can somehow see her “choices” before she makes them. Just as she begins to investigate her new skill, Kim is kidnapped. Held in a remote farmhouse, she discovers that her abilities are no accident but that she has been an unwitting subject of an experiment by the professor she is working for at the lab. Confused and overwhelmed, she sets off on a mission to save the world from those who seek to control it for themselves.

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