Welcome to my website

I'm M-E Girard and I write young adult fiction.


I'm a feminist. It's not a dirty word.


My debut novel Girl is due out in 2016, by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins.


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

March 21, 2015 - Lambda Literary Writers Retreat 2015

Yessss, I get to go back! The fellows of the 2015 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices have just been announced. I am so thrilled to be part of the YA/graphic novel workshop with author Sara Ryan.


March 13, 2015 - Muskoka Novel Marathon 2015

I have scored a spot at this year's Muskoka Novel Marathon, in ridiculously beautiful Huntsville, Ontario! In July 2015, along with 39 other writers, I will be writing like a maniac for 72hrs, all in an effort to raise money for literacy. Read more about it here! And if you support me with a pledge, you get to name one of my characters!


January 11, 2015 - No more Tumblr

I've decided to delete my Tumblr account (I wasn't really using it). I'm still on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!


My recent blog posts

Sexism et al: Being Called Out as a Writer

March 17, 2015


Some stuff happened in the world of YA last week involving a critically acclaimed cis male author and an interview answer that many found to be sexist in nature—or more specifically, found to illustrate the pervasive nature of sexism in our society. (cont)  Read more>>

MNM 2015: Another Writing Marathon for Me!

March 13, 2015


I got a spot! A couple days ago, registration opened for the 2015 Muskoka Novel Marathon. Less than an hour and a half later, it was closed. That’s how fast the 40 spots filled up. The thing about the MNM is that it’s one of the coolest (cont)  Read more>>

My Favorite New Book Blog: Stacked

January 29, 2015


About six weeks ago, someone shared a blog link on Twitter on the topic of fatness in YA. This is where I learned all about book blogger Kelly Jensen. She blogs over at Book Riot (a book blog that covers all genres and markets) and also at (cont)  Read more>>

My recent tweets

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