Sunday, September 16, 2012

2nd Anniversary Celebration Featuring: Megan Crewe (giveaway)


Please welcome Megan Crewe!


Strange as it might seem, it's actually harder to write about myself than to make a whole bunch of things up. Hey, the making things up is what I'm used to!
Maybe we should start at the beginning...
A Little History
I was born in Toronto, Canada around the end of 1980, and I grew up there with my parents, my younger brother, and various cats.
I've always loved stories--when I was little, I used to beg my dad to read my favorite books "with the voices," which meant he'd put on a different voice for each character. There was nothing better! So unsurprisingly it wasn't long before I starting making up my own stories.
 At first, they were My Little Pony tales dictated to my mom, who wrote them down sentence by sentence and stapled the pages into "books" that I then illustrated. Once I learned how to write, I scrawled out page after page of adventure stories, frequently involving cats, and often magic. Fantasy, science fiction, and the supernatural have fascinated me all my life, which is probably why those genres are what most interest me today. There's so much freedom and possibility in pushing beyond the boundaries of what we know is real.

A Writer Grows Up
I finished my first (very bad) novel when I was 14, and started submitting short stories to magazines around the same time. I was lucky to have teachers who encouraged me, and resources to draw on getting started in the publishing industry. My first fiction publications were in a national magazine for young adult writers called In 2 Print. Sadly, it's no longer around--it was so encouraging to me to take that first step toward becoming a professional author.
I kept writing, and I kept submitting, and around the time I was finishing up my degree in psychology at York University, I'd had several short story sales to ezines, print magazines, and anthologies. (You can check out the more recent ones here.) But all along I knew novels were what I really wanted to focus on, so I could not have been more excited when an agent offered to represent Give Up the Ghost and my book publishing journey really began.
And here we are today...
I'm still living in Toronto, now with my husband and three cats of my own. By mornings I write; by afternoons I tutor children and teens with special needs. When I'm not doing either, I'm reading everything I can get my hands on (about an equal mix of YA and adult fiction, with the occasional nonfiction title thrown in), learning Fut Gar kung fu, and planning my next overseas exploration. 


 Cass McKenna much prefers the company of ghosts over "breathers." Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody... and Cass loves dirt. She's on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.
But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass's whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.
As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim's life, she's surprised to realize he's not so bad--and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it's time to give the living another chance...
Available at:
Amazon ~ Chapters ~ B&N
Powells ~ Indiebound



6-year-old Kaelyn finds herself on the front lines of a battle against a terrifying disease when a mysterious and deadly virus begins spreading through her small island community. Supplies are running out, utilities are failing, and order is breaking down. Can Kaelyn keep her friends and family safe, and hold on to enough hope to carry on?

Hardcover and ebook available at:
Amazon ~ Chapters ~ B&N
Powells ~ Indiebound







To help celebrate Megan would like to give 1 person a copy of The Way We Fall!
This is International!
All giveaways this month end October 7th.

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

38 comments:

  1. I have not read any Megan's book, hope can win and read her book :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have not read any of Megan's books either. Thanks for the giveaway.

      Delete
  2. No, not yet but I can't wait to read The Way We Fall.
    Thanks for the INT giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Not yet but I want to. They look interesting :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nope but I love the sound of The Way We Fall :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Not yet but I want to read The Way We Fall. :]

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have The Way We Fall on my TBR list already but I have not read any of her books yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  7. No yet, but I hope I can soon!

    ReplyDelete
  8. No, but i've been dying to read this book. CAn't wait. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have not read any of her books yet, but this one was on my TBR list.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Not yet, but I've been wanting to.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I haven't, although I've got Give Up the Ghost just waiting for me to find time to read it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. No, I haven't read her books yet!! But i'm really looking forward to!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Not yet but I have both The Way We Fall and Give Up The Ghost on my tbr list :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. No I haven't :( But I REALLY want to :D

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have not read any of her books, bit I would like to.

    ReplyDelete
  16. No I haven't heard of her books, thank you for introducing her work to us.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Not yet but The Way We Fall seems interesting :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I have not read any Megan's book, hope can win and read her book

    -Lilian S

    ReplyDelete
  19. I haven't read any of the books yet, but I can't wait to!

    ReplyDelete
  20. No, I haven't read her books yet. The Way We Fall sounds really good.
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Demitra Giote

    ReplyDelete
  21. not yet but i want too, this book sounds amazing :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I haven't read any of her books yet.

    ReplyDelete
  23. No , i haven't. But I will definitely be checking her work out from now on.

    ReplyDelete
  24. no i never read any of megan books,,but iam interest for read..wish i win

    icha09 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  25. i read GIVE UP THE GHOST and i like it...

    ReplyDelete
  26. I read the Way We Fall from the library. I was SO angry at the ending it ruined the book for me until I found out it was a trilogy, so based on that, I loved it.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Unfortunately, I haven't read any of her books. Plan to rectify that very soon. Thanks for an awesome giveaway! :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. I think I've seen The Way We Fall somewhere, but never actually looked into it. After the blurb, I feel like I need to have the book in my hands ASAP.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Yes, Give up the ghosts and i love it

    ReplyDelete
  30. No, I haven't read any books from megan yet, but I hope to read some soon

    ReplyDelete