That's me. I write stuff.

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.

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What's going on

August 9, 2016 - USA Today includes GMU in a feature!

On August 7, USA Today ran a feature on transgender themes in teen fiction and includes GMU!


August 5, 2016 - Quill & Quire review of GMU!

Quill & Quire's September 2016 issue gives GMU a wonderful starred review! Read the review on my blog.


July 26, 2016 - Publishers Weekly review of GMU!

Publishers Weekly's starred review of Girl Mans Up! Wow...!


July 25, 2016 - Book launch events for GMU

Are you in or around Toronto on September 1 or September 7? Come celebrate the launch of GMU at one or both events!


July 11, 2016 - School Library Journal review of GMU!

Girl Mans Up is a July School Library Journal starred review!


June 22, 2016 - Kirkus star!

GMU earns a starred review from Kirkus Reviews! Could I be more thrilled?!
blogged about it here.

June 20, 2016 - GMU a "most anticipated" book?
Check out Barnes & Noble's blog post for this list of most anticipated LGBTQ YA books:
22 of Our Most Anticipated LGBTQ YA Books of the Second Half of 2016


September 1, 2016 - GMU Toronto Launch

Come celebrate the launch of Girl Mans Up!

Where: Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Facebook event

September 7, 2016 - GMU Durham Region Launch

Come celebrate the launch of Girl Mans Up!

Where: Ajax Library, Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Facebook event

September 25, 2016 - Fall for the Book

Life as a Teenager: Friendship, Romance, and Rebellion YA panel

Where: Fairfax, VA, USA

For more info:

My recent blog posts

Quill & Quire Review of GMU

August 8, 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 Book Launch Events!

July 26, 2016


September 6, 2016 is when Girl Mans Up hits shelves (have you added it to Goodreads yet?!). That is SO soon. It feels like a really, really long time coming—in fact, there have been a few people who thought GMU was already published, and that I’m gearing up for the (cont)  Read more>>

Girl Mans Up Earns a Kirkus Star!

June 22, 2016


Okay. So. A few days ago, I was incredibly thrilled and giddy over the fact that Girl Mans Up was included in Barnes & Noble’s blog list 22 of Our Most Anticipated LGBTQ YA Novels of the Second Half of 2016. The blog was written by Dahlia Adler, an influential (cont)  Read more>>

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