M-E Girard

M-E Girard‘s debut Girl Mans Up (September 2016, HarperTeen | HarperCollins Canada) was a Lambda Literary Award winner and a William C . Morris YA Debut Award finalist. She lives just outside of Toronto, Canada, where she splits her time between writing YA fiction, being a mom, and working as a registered nurse. M-E dedicated the bulk of her nursing career to working with special-needs kids, and more recently, she was an ER and ICU nurse during the first waves of the pandemic. A 2013 and 2015 Lambda Literary Fellow, M-E is a proud feminist who is endlessly fascinated with what it means to be a girl–especially a queer, fat girl. Her followup novel, Then Everything Happens at Once, is forthcoming, Winter 2023 (HarperTeen). [2022 Jun 28]