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Megan McCafferty

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Megan McCafferty

Megan McCafferty is working on a series of middle-grade prequels to the bestselling Jessica Darling novels.  JESSICA DARLING’S IT LIST #1: THE (TOTALLY NOT) GUARANTEED GUIDE TO POPULARITY, PRETTINESS and PERFECTION goes on sale in Fall 2013.

The original Jessica Darling novel, SLOPPY FIRSTS (2001), was ALA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, an ALA Popular Paperback, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Its sequel, SECOND HELPINGS (2003) was also selected to the NYPL list, and was a Booklist Editor’s Pick for one of the best novels of 2003. CHARMED THIRDS (2006) was an instant New York Times bestseller and a NYPL pick. FOURTH COMINGS (2007) and PERFECT FIFTHS (2009) also made the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Booksense, Barnes and Noble, Borders and other national bestseller lists.

BUMPED and THUMPED were published in 2011-12 and described in Publisher’s Weekly as “sharply funny and provocative…set in a world where only teens are able to have babies, and are contracted by adults to carry them to term.”

Megan edited a short story anthology called SIXTEEN: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday (2004). She has contributed to several fiction and nonfiction anthologies including DEAR BULLY (2011),  MY LITTLE RED BOOK (2009), DOES THIS BOOK MAKE ME LOOK FAT? (2008), EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT BEING A GIRL I LEARNED FROM JUDY BLUME (2007), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: 26 TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE IN YOUR TWENTIES (2007), GIRLS' NIGHT IN: To Benefit War Child (2004) as well as numerous national magazines. Her work has been translated into eleven languages, including German, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish and Hungarian.

Megan lives with her husband and son in Princeton, New Jersey where she volunteers for HiTOPS adolescent health services and education center and is also a Princeton University Community Fellow for Mathey College. For more, follow her on Twitter, join the mailing list, or like her on facebook. You can also write her an email: megan@meganmccafferty.com. Representation: (film) Josie Freedman, ICM jfreedman@icmtalent.com (books) Heather Schroder, ICM hschroder@icmtalent.com

Megan McCafferty

Books by Megan McCafferty

by Megan McCafferty - Young Adult 10+

It's the first day of seventh grade. Is Jessica Darling doomed for dorkdom?

New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty's hilarious series opener will have you laughing, cringing, and cheering for Jessica Darling as she learns that being herself beats being popular, pretty & perfect any day.

by Megan McCafferty - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Young Adult 14+
A virus has swept the world, making everyone over the age of eighteen infertile. Teenagers are now the most prized members of society, and would-be parents desperately bid for "conception contracts." Sixteen-year-old Melody has scored a record-breaking contract with a rich couple. And she's been matched with one of the hottest "bumping" partners in the world --- the genetically flawless Jondoe. But her luck is about to run out. She discovers she has a sister --- an identical twin. Harmony has grown up in a strict religious community and believes her calling is to save Melody from her sinful intentions.