Megan Blakemore

Author for Children and Young Adults, Kennebunk, Maine

 Megan Blakemore

Megan has over ten years' experience as a librarian, including two as a children's librarian and nine as a school librarian. As a school librarian, she focused on creating opportunities for students to connect around literature by offering coffee houses, book clubs, and review blogs. She worked to make the school library a hub of creation as well as information gathering by implementing a Learning Commons model. Megan is also a writer for children and young adults. Her novels include Secrets of Truth & Beauty (Disney-Hyperion, 2009), The Water Castle (Walker-Bloomsbury, 2013), and The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill (2014).

Megan graduated from Columbia with a B.A. in English and was in the first class to complete the Undergraduate Creative Writing Certificate Program. Her MLS was earned from Simmons SLIS.

Her research interests include Children's and Young Adult Literature and children's attitudes and aptitudes around reading.