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!

HarperCollins Canada hosted the cover real on their YA Tumblr, Frenzy.
Check it out here (including the Q&A)! Or view the cover here on my website.


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.



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/

More info to come!

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

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