That's me. I write stuff.
I'm M-E Girard and I write young adult fiction.
My debut novel GIRL MANS UP is due out in 2016, by HarperTeen/HarperCollins and HarperCollins Canada.
When I'm not writing, I'm working, or playing video games, or watching movies, or reading, or picking up chihuahua poo.
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What's going on
June 29 - Reading at Glad Day Bookshop
On Saturday, July 2nd, I will be reading from GMU at Glad Day Bookshop for their Proud Voices Literary Program. The event is called Bricolage, and it is part of the Pride Toronto festivities. Want to attend? Check out my events page for more info!
June 28, 2016 - Reading at Outwrite DC
On Saturday, August 6 2016, at 2pm, Outwrite DC is hosting the event
Hot Nights, School Fights, & Raging Flowers, where I'll be reading from Girl Mans Up.
Gabby Rivera and Divya Sood will also be reading. RSVP for the event here.
June 22, 2016 - Kirkus star!
GMU earns a starred review from Kirkus Reviews! Could I be more thrilled?!
I blogged about it here.
June 20, 2016 - GMU a "most anticipated" book?
Check out Barnes & Noble's blog post for this list of most anticipated LGBTQ YA books:
22 of Our Most Anticipated LGBTQ YA Books of the Second Half of 2016
Reading from Girl Mans Up.
Where: Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge St., Toronto, ON
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/517731205095551/
Workshop on agent-query writing, and reading from Girl Mans Up.
Where: Washington, DC
For more info: http://thedccenter.org/outwritedc/
My recent blog posts
Girl Mans Up Earns a Kirkus Star!
June 22, 2016
Okay. So. A few days ago, I was incredibly thrilled and giddy over the fact that Girl Mans Up was included in Barnes & Noble’s blog list 22 of Our Most Anticipated LGBTQ YA Novels of the Second Half of 2016. The blog was written by Dahlia Adler, an influential (cont) Read more>>
Girl Mans Up: Advanced Reader Copies!
April 3, 2016
Last week, I received my batch of advanced reader copies of the little book I wrote—the book that’s going to be a real, published book in 6 months! I got to pick up this paperback-looking version of my story, sandwiched between the amazing back and front cover art. (cont) Read more>>
My Workshop for the 2016 Ontario Writers' Conference
December 17, 2015
On April 30 and May 1st 2016, the Ontario Writers’ Conference (OWC) will take place at the Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Registration for the conference is now open, and until December 24 2015, the early-bird rate is in effect. (cont) Read more>>
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