Megan Frazer Blakemore is an author for children and young adults. Her YA novel, Secrets of Truth and Beauty, was published by Disney-Hyperion in July of 2009 using the name Megan Frazer. The novel earned strong reviews and was named to the ALA Rainbow List. Her debut middle-grade novel, The Water Castle, was published by Walker Books for Young Readers in January of 2013. It was named Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2013, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and to the New York Public Library’s list of Titles for Reading and Sharing. It also received the Lupine Honor for 2014. The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill was published in May of 2014, and was named an Amazon Big Spring Children’s Book, as well as a Children’s Book of the Month.
Blakemore graduated from Columbia University 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 program.
She has more than ten years of 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 College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where she will pursue doctorate work starting in the fall of 2014.
Blakemore lives in Southern Maine with her husband and two children and a hive of bees.