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Megan McCafferty has written about adolescence for two decades. The author of ten novels, she is best known for the original Jessica Darling series. 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. In March 2018, Megan’s stage adaption of SLOPPY FIRSTS premieres at Round House Theater. 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.

In 2013, she launched a series of middle-grade prequels. JESSICA DARLING’S IT LIST: THE (TOTALLY NOT) GUARANTEED GUIDE TO POPULARITY, PRETTINESS & PERFECTION , IT LIST 2: THE (TOTALLY NOT) GUARANTEED GUIDE TO FRIENDS, FOES & FAUX FRIENDS and  IT LIST 3: THE (TOTALLY NOT) GUARANTEED GUIDE TO STRESSING, OBSESSING AND SECOND GUESSING. The series inspired JESSICA DARLING’S IT LIST, a digital movie starring Chloe East and co-produced by Debby Ryan. This charming coming-of-age comedy is available via Amazon, iTunes, GooglePlay, DirecTV and many digital platforms.

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 Lie: 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 fourteen languages, including German, French, 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 or like her on Facebook. You can also write her an email: Representation: Heather Schroder, Compass Talent,