Megan E. Cassidy

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Author and English Professor Megan Cassidy is the co-owner of 50/50 Press.

Megan's first novel, Always, Jessie was inspired by her own ten-year struggle with eating disorders and exercise addiction and the treatment she received, which finally gave her hope.

Her second book, The Misadventures of Marvin Miller, an uproarious middle grade novel, will be published this summer.

She has also illustrated the book "Sky's High Dreams: A Story of Schizencephaly" by Skylar Overman, and has illustrated the upcoming picture book series Songs My Mother Taught Me"

Megan also writes novels for adults under the name MC Hall. Her first mystery thriller Smothered was published in 2017. Her historical novel Sutherland was published in 2018.

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The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters by Michelle Lovric
"If the author had carried on in the same vein as the first third of this book, it would have been overwrought but readable, and even ironically amusing. She did not; instead she opted for "dark, gritty", twisted and finally disgusting...and then s..." Read more of this review »
Sutherland by Megan E. Cassidy
"Received an ARC at BookExpo. This is my probably my first history fiction if I’m being honest as I usually am drawn to YA contemporary plus the fact that this doesn’t seem to have an age range when reading it from what I gathered. I could see teen..." Read more of this review »
Sutherland by Megan E. Cassidy
"Picked up this ARC at Bookcon and loved it. It’s the based on fact story of seven sisters who travelled and performed with Barnum and Bailey’s Circus in the late 1800s. It’s well written and engaging. Plus it has a Buffalo (Lockport, really) conne..." Read more of this review »
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“Why am I here? I'm here because I know I have a binge eating disorder. I want to get help. I want to feel good about myself again and I want people to actually see me for the person I am, not just my body.”
Megan E. Cassidy, Always, Jessie

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“Segregation shaped me; education liberated me.”
Maya Angelou

“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
Stephen King

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft




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