Member Profile

Megan Crewe

Photo: Chris Blanchenot 2013

Like many authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and three cats, she works as a behavioral therapist for children and teens with special needs, and she's spent the last six years studying kung fu, so you should probably be nice to her. She has been making up stories about magic and spirits and other what ifs since before she knew how to write words on paper. These days the stories are just a lot longer.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Give Up the Ghost. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, 2009
The Way We Fall (Fallen World #1). Disney-Hyperion, 2012
The Lives We Lost (Fallen World #2). Disney-Hyperion, 2013
The Worlds We Make (Fallen World #3). Disney-Hyperion, 2014
Earth & Sky (Earth & Sky #1). Razorbill Canada, 2014
The Clouded Sky (Earth & Sky #2). Razorbill Canada, 2015
A Sky Unbroken (Earth & Sky #3). Razorbill Canada, 2015

Awards

White Pine nominee for The Way We Fall, 2013
Sunburst Award shortlist for Give Up the Ghost, 2010
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

The Strange & Wonderful Writing Life – Megan discusses how she got started as a writer in her childhood and teens, the importance of practice and perseverance, and the writing process all the way from initial idea to publication, with numerous examples from her books. Questions and participant discussion are encouraged.

Book Talk – For a group where most or all of the participants have read one or more of Megan’s books, she will talk about the writing of the book(s), touch on the major themes and issues, and lead a book club style discussion in which participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share experiences.

Megan can also give presentations relevant to the school curriculum and current social issues, such as an in-depth look at viruses and epidemics in relation to the Fallen World trilogy, an examination of present day and past prejudice and oppression in relation to the Earth & Sky trilogy, and a discussion about bullying, depression, and building social connections in relation to Give Up the Ghost.

Presentation Length:
1 hour
Genre:
Young Adult fiction
Grades:
6-12
Audience size:
Flexible
Workshop Description:

Megan’s most popular workshops are The Three Keys, focusing on the key elements of a good story, and The Stories in You, focusing on incorporating the writer’s real feelings and experiences into fiction. With all workshops she offers multiple practice exercises and feedback on participants’ work.

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$$
GST:
GST applicable