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 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


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. One week

later, HarperCollins' Epic Reads site will also post the cover.


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.



February 20, 2016 - Durham Region Writing Rainbow

General talk on publishing journey, followed by Q&A.

Follow DRWR on Twitter: @Durham_WR

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

My recent blog posts

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>>

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 recent tweets

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