That's me. I write stuff.

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


My debut novel GIRL MANS UP hit shelves in September 2016 (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.

Welcome to my website

That's my book!

What's going on

January 31, 2017 - Upcoming 2017 events

I'm lining up my book events for the year. Some I just can't announce until they're official, so stay tuned! If you'd like to invite me to something, or have me Skype in, get in touch with me!


December 16, 2016 - CBC Best Books of 2016

CBC Books reveals their best books of 2016 and GMU is one of them!


December 12, 2016 - Kirkus Best of 2016

GMU is one of Kirkus's Best Books of 2016 (a best teen book in two categories!).


December 5, 2016 - Morris Award Finalist!

I am thrilled to announce that GMU is one of 5 finalists for the American Library Association's 2017 Morris Award!


December 4, 2016 - The Globe 100 Best Books of 2016

GMU is one of the YA picks for the Globe and Mail's best books of the year!


November 22, 2016 - NoVa TEEN 2017

I'll be at the 2017 NoVa TEEN Book Festival in March 2017! Stay tuned for details.

Events & Appearances at a glance

March 11, 2017 - NoVa TEEN Book Festival

Event and dates TBA

Where: Arlington, Virginia, USA

Event website:

May 4-7, 2017 - The FOLD

The Festival of Literary Diversity

Where: Brampton, ON, Canada

Event website:

My recent blog posts

Girl Mans Up Book Launch #2: Durham Region

September  9, 2016


I got a pleasant surprise a few days ago. I found out not only did Quill & Quire review my book, but they gave it a starred review! The whole write-up is so amazing, and I am so grateful for this reviewer’s careful analysis of the story. (cont)  Read more>>

Girl Mans Up is Out!

September 7, 2016


Yesterday was September 6, the day my YA novel GIRL MANS UP was released. I’d planned on writing a little thing about it, but the day ended up being crazy-busy, mostly because of Twitter. I did talk a little about this milestone on my agent (cont)  Read more>>

Girl Mans Up Book Launch #1: Toronto

September 2, 2016


Last night was the official book launch for my debut YA novel Girl Mans Up. It was downtown Toronto, at Glad Day Bookshop’s new location. The space is amazing, and I highly recommend having literary events there. It was the perfect spot for my launch, (cont)  Read more>>

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