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Megan Abbott

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Megan Abbott is the Edgar®-winning author of the novels Die a Little, Queenpin, The Song Is You, Bury Me Deep, The End of Everything, Dare Me, The Fever, You Will Know Me and Give Me Your Hand.

Abbott is co-showrunner, writer and executive producer of DARE ME, the TV show adapated from her novel. She was also a staff writer on HBO's THE DEUCE. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan and received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University. She has taught at NYU, SUNY and the New School University and has served as the
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You Will Know Me

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Dare Me

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The End of Everything

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message 12: by Megan

Megan Abbott Sourav wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request...I read your book 'Fever':) now i wanna see more of your books"

Sourav wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request...I read your book 'Fever':) now i wanna see more of your books"

Thank you so much and great meeting you here!


message 11: by Sourav

Sourav Thanks for accepting my friend request...I read your book 'Fever':) now i wanna see more of your books


message 10: by Megan

Megan Abbott Thank you so much, Bre! So delighted to meet you here.

Bre wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! I am blown away by your books. :) I can't wait to check out more from my library."


message 9: by Bre

Bre Thanks for accepting my friend request! I am blown away by your books. :) I can't wait to check out more from my library.


message 8: by Megan

Megan Abbott Ha! But Mrs. Abbott is my mom!

Hunter wrote: "And incidentally, I went to read from my Kindle the other evening and guess whose book popped up on the screen? That's right, the one and only Mrs. Abbott! It was a Tee Hee Club moment, so I had to..."


Hunter Murphy And incidentally, I went to read from my Kindle the other evening and guess whose book popped up on the screen? That's right, the one and only Mrs. Abbott! It was a Tee Hee Club moment, so I had to tell you.


message 6: by Megan

Megan Abbott Hey, Hunter--great to find you here!

Hunter wrote: "Oh, pinch me. I don't need any more friends on Goodreads. The first and the best in one day. (I bet it's all downhill from here, Megan, but that's ok, at least I had my moment.) :) Thank you. Truly..."


Hunter Murphy Oh, pinch me. I don't need any more friends on Goodreads. The first and the best in one day. (I bet it's all downhill from here, Megan, but that's ok, at least I had my moment.) :) Thank you. Truly. Mille fleurs!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 3: by Megan

Megan Abbott Happy to meet you, Genie, and thank you so much--hope you enjoy them!

Genie wrote: "Hi Megan,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I really can't wait to read your books 'Dare Me' and 'The End of Everything'

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie"



Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Hi Megan,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I really can't wait to read your books 'Dare Me' and 'The End of Everything'

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


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Lee Thompson Thanks so much for the add, Megan!


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