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

The Muskoka Novel Maration: The biggest fundraising total yet!

July 13, 2015 - The weekend of writing is nearly finished. This year, $28,568.03 for the YMCA literacy programs of Simcoe/Muskoka!

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

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>>

Sexism et al: Being Called Out as a Writer

March 17, 2015


Some stuff happened in the world of YA last week involving a critically acclaimed cis male author and an interview answer that many found to be sexist in nature—or more specifically, found to illustrate the pervasive nature of sexism in our society. (cont)  Read more>>

My recent tweets

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