Welcome to my website
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.
That's me. I write stuff.
What's going on
April 3, 2016 - The ARCs are here!
I finally got to see my story as a real book--at least as an advanced-reader-copy-kind of an almost-book. I blogged about it here!
February 11, 2016 - GIRL MANS UP cover!
February 5, 2016 - Cover reveal for GIRL MANS UP!
On February 10 2016, HarperCollins Canada's YA novel hangout Frenzy will host the cover
reveal for GIRL MANS UP, which will also feature a short Q&A with me.
December 21, 2015 - I made a list!
The book blog Forever Young Adult has included GIRL MANS UP on their list "Most
Anticipated Books of 2016" -- and I am super giddy over it. Check out the post and see
what else is coming out in 2016. I know I'm adding a lot of those to my "want to read" list.
December 17, 2015 - Upcoming workshop with me
I'll be facilitating a workshop at the 2016 Ontario Writers' Conference -- Adding a Little
Queer to Your Fiction: The Dos and Don'ts. For more information, go here.
May 1, 2016 - The Ontario Writers' Conference
Workshop: Adding a Little Queer to Your Fiction: The Dos and Don'ts
To register for the conference: visit www.thewritersconference.com
For more information about the workshop: visit my blog
August 5-6, 2016 - Outwrite LGBT Book Fair
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: 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>>
#ShoutYourAbortion on Twitter
September 22, 2015
I was scrolling through Facebook and saw an article talking about the Twitter hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion that went viral on Twitter over the weekend. The hashtag was created in response to the decision that was made to defund Planned Parenthood. People (cont) Read more>>
My recent tweets