M. G. Harris - Author Picture

M. G. Harris - Author

M.G. Harris (M.G. stands for Maria Guadalupe) was born in Mexico City. When her parents split up, five year-old M.G. moved to Frankfurt, Germany, with her air stewardess mother and younger sister, and later to Manchester, England. Growing up as a Mancunian, M.G. based her formative years around the television series Doctor Who and Blake's 7 and the fortunes of Manchester United. As a teenager, during regular visits to her father in Mexico, M.G. became fascinated by Mayan archaeology. She made several trips to Mayan ruins in Yucatan and Chiapas and one such trip gave her the seed of the idea of what would later become The Joshua Files: Invisible City.

As a student, M.G. was interested in molecular biology and studied biochemistry at St Cross College, Oxford. M.G. spent several years working in research laboratories before setting up her own internet company. Whilst visiting family in Switzerland in 2004, a skiing accident left M.G. with a shattered tibia plateau. Forced to spend many weeks recuperating from surgery, she decided to keep a promise she'd made to herself to one day pursue a career as a novelist. Writing on a laptop next to her bed, M.G. began work on a techno thriller which combined her two intellectual loves - archaeology and biology. From this initial manuscript came the idea for a story featuring a young boy searching for a lost Mayan codex... and The Joshua Files were born.

In an attempt to cover up the fact that she's a bit of a geek, M.G. spends as much time as possible going out to salsa clubs to dance. She adores anything written by her quartet of literary gurus: Haruki Murakami, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino. M.G. lives in Oxford with her husband and their two daughters. She was the fastest-selling UK debut children's author of 2008.

You can visit the official M G Harris fansite by clicking here.

She introduces The Joshua Files in this video (and in case you missed the first one, Invisible City, there are also some intriguing details about the plot):

Featured Books, with extracts, by M. G. Harris

Gemini Force 1: Ghost Mine
M. G. Harris
From Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson and bestselling author M. G. Harris, comes the second in this gripping new action-adventure series. Ben Carrington's dream has become a reality: he's finally a member of Gemini Force. But, still suffering from the deaths...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedGerry Anderson's Gemini Force One, Black Horizon
M. G. Harris
This exciting new series is based on an original idea from Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson. Our hero is Ben Cameron, sixteen years old. His father has been killed in a climbing accident, and the book opens at the funeral, with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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Apocalypse Moon (The Joshua Files book 5)
M. G. Harris
April 2012 Book of the Month. Half Mexican, Manchester United fan and self-confessed geek, M G Harris is the author of the fabulous Mayan phrophecy influenced, futuristic series, The Joshua Files – perfect for action-hero fan 9+ year olds. This is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2012
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Dark Parallel (The Joshua Files book 4)
M. G. Harris
Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers Book Award 2011 A headlong new title in this best-selling series, Joshua narrates a new adventure with his trademark sharpness and familiar cool. Joshua is in danger as soon as he begins the quest to...
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Format: Other book format | Released 07/04/2011
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Zero Moment (The Joshua Files book 3)
M. G. Harris
Explosive and compelling, this is the third part of the bestselling Joshua Files sequence in which an ancient prophecy is predicting the end of the world in 2012. Don't feel it's essential to read the first two titles to enjoy...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2010
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Invisible City (The Joshua Files book 1)
M. G. Harris
Thrilling adventure as an ancient civilization is awakened by one boy. Desperate to find out what has happened to his dad after he goes missing, Josh gets caught up in a race to find the legendary lost book of the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2010
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Ice Shock (The Joshua Files book 2)
M. G. Harris
Continuing where Invisible City left off, Josh Garcia remains steadfastly determined to uncover the truth behind his father's death in the jungles of Mexico. Like the thrillers featuring Alex Rider or indeed those featuring Jason Bourne, Ice Shock is full...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2010
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