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Megan Frazer Blakemore

Biography

Megan Frazer Blakemore

Megan Frazer Blakemore is an author for children and young adults. Her YA novel, Secrets of Truth & Beauty, was published by Disney-Hyperion in July of 2009 using the name Megan Frazer. Her debut MG novel, The Water Castle, was published by Walker Books for Young Readers in January of 2013. Coming in 2014, from Bloomsbury: The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill. She graduated from Columbia with a degree in English and was in the first class to complete the Undergraduate Creative Writing Certificate Program.  She has taught writing to high school students and through the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing. She is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger, Inc.

Megan has over ten years experience as a librarian, including two as a children’s librarian and nine as a school librarian. Her Masters in Library Science was earned from Simmons GSLIS. She is currently “on hiatus” from being a librarian, focusing on her writing and her family. As a librarian, she focused on raising reading achievement and giving voice to students through such programming as Coffee Houses, a Film Festival, and various reading incentives. She has written for Knowledge Quest and Library Media Connection.

Megan lives in Maine with her husband and two children as well as a cat (and dreams of a dog and keeping bees).

Megan Frazer Blakemore

Books by Megan Frazer Blakemore

by Megan Frazer Blakemore - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction

Mori and her friends Julia, Benji and Theo have never seen life beyond the walls of their perfect society, Old Harmonie. That changes when their new friend Ilana is threatened by the rules that are supposed to keep them all safe. They escape together, hoping to find help in Boston with Dr. Agatha Varden. As they face challenges they never expected and encounter a group of kids from the outside, Mori and the others begin to understand the complicated reality of their supposedly perfect community. With the help of these new friends, they just might be able to save Ilana...but at what cost?

by Megan Frazer Blakemore - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Friendship, Science Fiction

Mori and her friends live a normal life on Firefly Lane in their utopian community, Old Harmonie. In a world this safe and perfect, they've never had to question anything . . . never had to wonder about how their lives came to be. Until a new girl named Ilana moves in. She's so perfect that Mori and her friends are curious . . . Where exactly did Ilana come from, and why does she act so strange sometimes?

by Megan Frazer Blakemore - Children's, Youth Fiction

Ruth Mudd-O'Flaherty has been a lone wolf at her new middle school ever since her best friend, Charlotte, ditched her for "cooler" friends. Who needs friends when you have fantasy novels? One day she finds a note in an old book...and in that note is a riddle, one that Ruth can't solve alone. With a tantalizing set of clues before her, Ruth must admit she needs help, the kind that usually comes from friends. Ruth must decide: Is embarking on this quest worth opening herself up again?

by Megan Frazer Blakemore - Mystery, Youth Fiction

Hazel Kaplansky is a firm believer in the pursuit of knowledge and truth—and she also happens to love a good mystery. When suspicions swirl that a Russian spy has infiltrated her small town of Maple Hill, Vermont, amidst the fervor of Cold War era McCarthyism, Hazel knows it’s up to her to find a suspect… starting with Mr. Jones, the quietly suspicious grave digger. Plus she’s found a perfect sleuthing partner in Samuel Butler, the new boy in school with a few secrets of his own. But as Hazel and Samuel piece together clues from the past and present, the truth is suddenly not what they expected, and what they find reveals more about themselves and the people of their cozy little town than they could ever have imagined.

by Megan Frazer Blakemore - Children's, Fantasy

Ephraim Appledore-Smith is an ordinary boy, and up until his father's stroke he lived an ordinary life. But all that changes when his family moves to the Water Castle-their ancestral home in the small town of Crystal Springs. Mallory Green's family has always been the caretakers of the Water Castle-and the guardians of its secrets. She has been raised to protect the legendary Fountain of Youth, hidden on the estate grounds. But ever since her mom left, she's stopped believing in magic.Will Wylie's family has been at war with the Applegates for generations, all because of the Water Castle's powerful secrets. But Will has rejected legend and magic, putting all his faith in science. When Ephraim learns of the Fountain, he's sure finding it can cure his dad. With Mallory and Will's help, the trio embarks on a mission that brings them deep into their families' shared history, through every secret room in the Water Castle, and on a quest that will blur the lines of magic and science, creativity and discovery.