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New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is the author of several young adult and middle grade novels. She now lives and writes on a 125-year-old farm outside Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, two cats, and an especially scruffy dog.

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Megan Shepherd Always focus on craft. Beginning writers often get swept up in the "glamour" of being published, and spend most of their time researching agents,…moreAlways focus on craft. Beginning writers often get swept up in the "glamour" of being published, and spend most of their time researching agents, working on their website, etc. But the only way to really get ahead is to write a brilliant book. Then, publishing comes naturally.(less)
Megan Shepherd I hope so! There has been a lot of film interest in the series. Currently there is a great script out there, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed it…moreI hope so! There has been a lot of film interest in the series. Currently there is a great script out there, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed it lands in the right hands of a producer who will know just how to bring the story to the big screen.(less)
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GRIM LOVELIES hits shelves October 2 and is available for preorder now here.

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“You thirst for magic so you can exact revenge. You want to destroy, to tear down. I see it in your eyes."
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"Nothing, my dear, as long as you don't mind living in a broken world.”
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"Can you remember the mice changed into footmen to conduct Cinderella’s coach? The animals-turned-into-humans have left no names in the many fairy tales where they appear. They remain faceless silhouettes, sentenced to serve the wizards and witches..." Read more of this review »
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“The last thing the justice system is, is just.”
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“Sometimes you have to embrace the darkness to stop it.”
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“My heartbeat faltered. He pulled away, taking a little piece of my heart with him.”
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“You aren't made for sweeping floors, little beastie," he said quietly. "Don't you know that?”
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“She took a deep breath, stepped across the threshold, pulling herself away from the only home she had ever known, and reached for Beau's waiting hand.”
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“If she thought the blood on Anouk's clothes or the fact that Anouk was barefoot and missing two toes was odd, she didn't bat an eye.”
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“He asked for a knife," she said. "What do you think that means? It's not for eclairs, I can promise you that.”
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“All men like him ever see are aprons. I could be Mada Vittora risen from the dead, but if I had a mop in my hand he's still just ask for tea.”
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message 6: by Tori

Tori Stegle I can't tell you how excited I am for your The Cage series. It's definitely on my Most Anticipated Reads list! It sound so fresh and mysterious and otherworldly. Bring it on Megan! :)


message 5: by Shawn

Shawn Wickersheim Thanks for the friendship. I really enjoyed The Madman's Daughter and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Have a great day.


İlkim Hello, thanks for the friendship :) I loved Madman's Daughter, waiting for the next ones :)


Davonna Juroe Hello Megan,

Thanks for the friendship. MADMAN'S DAUGHTER looks fascinating. I love YA's that take history and blend it with a classic, especially an H.G. Wells story. Good luck to you with the recent release! Very exciting!


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thanks for friending, can't wait to read your book!


Marts  (Thinker) Hi Megan, good to meet you...


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