Megan Frazer Blakemore is an author for children and young adults. Her middle grade novels include The Firefly Code (Bloomsbury, 2016), The Daybreak Bond (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Friendship Riddle (Bloomsbury, 2015), The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill (Bloomsbury, 2014), and The Water Castle (Bloomsbury, 2013), the latter of which was named a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2013, a Bank Street College Best Book 2014, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and has been included on numerous state lists. Her books for young adults are Good and Gone (HarperTeen, 2017), Secrets of Truth & Beauty (Disney-Hyperion, 2009) and Very in Pieces (HarperTeen, 2015), which has been named a Junior Library Guild selection. She is represented by Sara Crowe of Pippin Properties.
A school librarian, Megan has a B.A. from Columbia University, and an MLS from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Megan has over ten years experience as a librarian, including two as a children’s librarian and nine as a school librarian. As a librarian, she focuses on raising reading achievement and giving voice to students. She has written for Knowledge Quest and Library Media Connection. She has taught writing to students in elementary through graduate school.
Megan is currently pursuing her doctorate in Library Science at the Simmons SLIS. Her coursework has focused on youth services and materials. Her research interests are children’s reading choices, maker education in the school library, connecting making and literacy, and the role of choice in student engagment.
Megan lives in Maine with her husband, two children, two cats, a leopard gecko, and (sometimes) a hive of bees.
- “Peeking Into The Water Castle“ Kirkus interview with Vicky Smith (January 10, 2013)
- “Book Q & A: Quest for Life” Portland Press Herald Interview with Ray Routhier (Feburary 24, 2013)