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Megan Kelley Hall

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Megan Kelley Hall's first YA novels SISTERS OF MISERY and THE LOST SISTER were published by Kensington in August 2008 and 2009. Both books were recently re-released into mass market and optioned for film by Hollywood director, Allison Anders.

Hall is co-editor of an anthology about bullying for HarperCollins Publishers entitled DEAR BULLY: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories (HarperTeen, Sept. 2011).

Hall has written for a variety of publications, including Elle, Glamour, Boston Magazine, Parenting, American Baby, Working Mother, as well as an essay about her recent open heart surgery in former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan's anthology, WHAT'S POSSIBLE! (Meredith, 2008). Hall contributed a chapter in Ellen Hopkins' anthology, Flirtin' With The Monster. (B

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“School administrators can’t say it’s up to the parents. Parents can’t say it’s up to the teachers. Teachers can’t say it’s not their job. And kids can’t say, “I was too afraid to tell.” Every single one of us has to play our role if we’re serious about putting an end to the madness. We are all responsible. We must be.”
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“Bystanders who do nothing give bullies permission inadvertently to go on being bullies. Most are afraid they’ll lose friends or be bullied themselves if they help victims or report bullies, and some feel guilty for years afterward.”
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“In order to find some solution to the bullying problem, we’ll have to be more tolerant of ambiguity, subtlety, and strangeness not just in other people but in ourselves. It may be important to your identity that you are a soccer player, but it may be equally important that you can whistle the national anthem backward and make the world’s best spicy popcorn and do a wicked impression of Victoria Beckham. Schools, parents, and educational endeavors should encourage people not just to empathize but to discover and celebrate the weirdness in others and in ourselves. We need not just to think but to live outside the box. Weirdness is good. It keeps things interesting.”
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“I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
Joan Didion

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
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“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
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“All words are masks and the lovelier they are, the more they are meant to conceal.”
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Zoë Sharp Hi Megan. Thanks so much for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?

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Ida Plassay Hello Megan!
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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Megan and thanks so much for adding me as a friend. You have so much going on in your life! Good for you!

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