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 Mans Up 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

September 22, 2015 - The Muskoka Novel Marathon final total!

The wrap-up party happened this weekend and the check with the final fundraising total was handed to the YMCA Literacy Services. A few months ago, I'd reported that the total was an impressive $28,000+, however it turns out that the final number was actually $32,226.53! Read more about it here. Thank you to all who supported me!


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

#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>>

Guest Post: A Queer Writing Retreat Where No Writing Happened

July 13, 2015


On June 22, I flew to LA for the 2015 Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. Lambda Literary is a nonprofit organization that promotes queer literature (by queer writers) through many programs. (cont)  Read more>>

My Crazy Summer: The 2015 Edition

June 3, 2015


I’m spreading myself thin this summer (ha! I wish). Maybe I’m a little insane, but there are just too many awesome things to be done. First off, I leave for LA in just a few weeks. The 2015 Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices is happening at the end of June (cont)  Read more>>

My recent tweets

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