Please welcome debut YA Thriller author Amanda Panitch to Murder She Writes!
For my tenth birthday, one of my friends gave me a diary. It latched shut with a flimsy metal key, which meant it wasn’t open like the notebooks in which I wrote my self-insert Harry Potter fanfiction (Ron Weasley was, naturally, madly in love with me). I could keep my words secret.
My first entry was penned that night. My first lie, too.