New YA Class in Asheville, NC: Writing the Young Adult Novel


Join me on Saturday, October 26th, at the Writers Workshop of Asheville in NC for a day of discussing your Young Adult novel. We’ll discuss such things as: distinguishing between YA and teen protagonists in adult fiction; making your teen experience relevant to today’s young readers; sex in YA; relevant, teen-specific details, and more. We’ll do a mini workshop, and you can bring up to 3 pages and a synopsis to review. Tickets are $75, with a discount for members, and can be purchased here:

Hope to see you in Asheville!


You can read Songs of My Selfie on a plane, in a train, on a beach, in the garden. . . . Endless possibilities!

You can read Songs of My Selfie on a plane, in a train, on a beach, in the garden. . . . Endless possibilities!

From now until the end of August, grab an ebook copy of Songs of My Selfie and Weird Girl and What's His Name for only $4.99 each! They make great beach reads, travel reads, or easy summer reading! 

Grab your copy on Kindle or Nook here.

Songs of My Selfie: An Anthology of Millennial Stories

Weird Girl and What’s His Name

And don't forget, if you love them as much as I do, rate and review on Amazon and Goodreads. Every review helps spread the word and is much, much appreciated! 

The Reviews Are In: WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT'S HIS NAME Is a Hit!

With only a week left until the official release of Meagan Brothers's Weird Girl and What's His Name (Three Rooms Press, 978-1941110270) I'm ecstatic to announce that the reviews have been rolling in and they all agree: this is the one book you need to buy this fall!

Read the most recent reviews here:

Barnes & Noble's BNTEENblog "New Releases: Time Loops, Dark Avengers, and a Silver-Screen Love Triangle"
Lula and Rory are X-Files–loving best friends and misfits—she’s brashly outspoken and bookish, he’s in the closet and in a secret relationship with a much older man—who seem to fit with nobody but each other. But when Lula learns that Rory hasn’t been totally honest with her, she decides to run away. The story is narrated first by Rory, then by Lula following her return home, and evokes the rhythms of a friendship of long standing, even after it has been bruised beyond repair.

Stylecaster's "10 New YA Books Every Twentysomething Should Read"
Weird Girl and What's His Name is number 3! "There have been a lot of noteworthy LGBT YA novels hitting the market lately, but Weird Girl and What's His Name is one of the most complex and touching." 

School Library Journal
“Brothers’s pitch-perfect dialogue and well-polished prose make her an author to watch.”

Foreword Reviews (Winter Print issue)
"This is a novel that transcends the LGBTQ genre, and it holds universal lessons for all. It is reminiscent of Judy Bloom’s Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret and Tiger Eyes in the way it tackles somewhat taboo subjects within a smoothly written narrative. It has all the makings to become a classic of this generation."

Brit + Co's "The Best 12 Books Coming Out This October
Meagan Brothers is number 5, right up there with Rainbow Rowell, Patti Smith, and Nicholas Sparks!  

McNally Robinson's "Weird Girl and What's His Name by Meagan Brothers (from a Two Thumbs Up Reviewer)
They write, "Weird Girl and What's His Name was my favourite read of the summer!" 

Chronogram's "Short Takes--October 2015
Their verdict: "A welcome addition to the growing canon of LGBTQ-themed teen literature."

Manhattan Book Review
"Say hello to one of my new benchmarks for great YA fiction. Weird Girl and What’s His Name is absolutely wonderful, heartbreaking, and utterly engaging stuff.“

YA Romantics' "Just Finished Reading: Weird Girl and What's His Name"
"If you're a fan of moving, emotionally complex books about identity and friendship, books like Will Grayson, Will Grayson or This Song Will Change Your Life or Fangirl, you've got to try this!" 

It's Buzzfeed Official: Read WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT'S HIS NAME

Buzzfeed has listed Meagan Brothers's Weird Girl and What's His Name as one of the "17 New YA Books That Will Make Your Heart Happy" and this editor couldn't be prouder! Weird Girl and What's His Name (978-1-941110-27-0; $16.95) edited by yours truly, is scheduled for release on Three Rooms Press on October 13.

They write:

This story follows two misfit BFFs, Rory and Lula, who’ve always confided in each other. But when Rory begins having an illegal affair with his older boss and Lula begins to question her sexual orientation, the structure they’ve built their friendship on is shaken. Readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories will enjoy this powerful novel.

Read the full article here. Ready to preorder? Do so on Amazon or on the Three Rooms Press website for a special preorder gift package, including a signed copy and an exclusive Weird Girl and What's His Name poster.