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About Megan Shepherd

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

Books I've Written

The Madman's Daughter

Her Dark Curiosity

A Cold Legacy

The Cage

The Hunt

The Gauntlet

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

Grim Lovelies

Midnight Beauties

Where I was Born

Transylvania County, North Carolina

My Birthday

May 13

Names of My Chickens

I have 11 chickens: Inky, Clover, Snow, Cinnamon, Lady Firebrand, Lucky, Lace, Steg, Other Steg, Hawkeye, and Marzipan.

Most Mythical Place I've Been


Favorite Writing Snack

Yogurt covered pretzels with a cup of tea

Favorite Books of All Time

The Secret Garden

A Little Princess

The Chronicles of Narnia

Lord of the Rings

The Scorpio Races

The Hunger Games (I was an extra in the movie!)

The Night Circus

How can I get in touch with you?

I love hearing from readers! Visit my author website for all my contact information. You can also get in touch with me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

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