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

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


June 29, 2016 - Reading at Glad Day Bookshop

On Saturday, July 2nd, I will be reading from GMU at Glad Day Bookshop for their Proud Voices Literary Program.


June 28, 2016 - Reading at Outwrite DC
On Saturday, August 6 2016, at 2pm, Outwrite DC is hosting the event
Hot Nights, School Fights, & Raging Flowers, where I'll be reading from Girl Mans Up.
Gabby Rivera and Divya Sood will also be reading.
RSVP for the event here.

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


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:

September 25, 2016 - Fall for the Book

Book fair.

Where: Locations throughout Virginia, DC, Maryland, USA.

For more info:

My recent blog posts

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>>

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>>

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