We are beyond excited to announce that a new author has joined Teen Fiction Cafe! It is my pleasure to introduce my friend (I would just say that just to sound cool, but this time it's actually true), Megan Kelley Hall. Then again, she gets to say she's an "old friend" of Tom Hanks. (Maybe she'll tell us that story sometime!)
As you can see from her photo, she's utterly gorgeous. But don't let her looks fool you; her books, Sisters of Misery and The Lost Sister are some of the creepiest I've ever read.
Megan lives close to Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and young daughter. A graduate of Skidmore College, she's now a literary publicist (Megan, her mom, and her sister are partners in Kelley & Hall Publicity and Promotion), a freelance writer (contributing to magazines such as: Elle, Glamour, Boston Magazine, American Baby, Parenting, and Working Mother), essayist (more on this later), and world traveler (She's been to Greece, the French Riviera, and Australia, to name just enough to get the rest of us jealous). She's also a cancer and open heart surgery survivor and writes about her miraculous story in former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan's anthology, What's Possible!
As you can probably tell by now, Megan is a do-er. When she sets her mind on something, it's as good as done. Horrified by cases of young people who are so relentlessly bullied that they sometimes take their own lives (like Phoebe Prince, the fifteen year-old girl who hanged herself little over a year ago), Megan partnered with YA author Carrie Jones and set their project, an anthology called Dear Bully, into motion. You won't want to miss Megan's first post next Thursday because she is going to tell us more and give us the inside scoop on this heart-felt anti-bullying project.
Please join me in welcoming Megan Kelley Hall to the TFC!