Megan Cooley Peterson

About Me

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Hey, there!

Thanks for stopping by. Grab a cup of coffee and hang out for a while.

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Megan Cooley Peterson is an author, editor, and coffee drinker. As a teenager, Megan was part of a cult-like doomsday church that didn’t like to be questioned. She questioned anyway. She has written more than 80 nonfiction books for children on a wide variety of topics, including dinosaurs, sharks, urban legends, and haunted objects. The Liar’s Daughter is her first YA novel. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and daughter.

She is represented by Margaret Sutherland Brown of the Emma Sweeney Agency.

Random stuff about Me:
Favorite color: Purple. Always and forever.
Favorite band/singer: Ooh, tough one. Some favorites include The Beatles, Letters to Cleo, Stevie Nicks, Queen, No Doubt
First concert: The Monkees with my mom and sister.
Favorite Golden Girl: This is not easy. I love Rose because she looks & acts just like my late grandma Ardis. Dorothy is the queen of sarcasm. Blanche is comfortable in her own skin. And Sophia just says whatever she wants to say!
Team Edward or Team Jacob: Edward. Totally.
Early bird or Night Owl: Mornings are the worst. I’m definitely a night owl.
Favorite book: I re-read Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding at least once a year.
Favorite authors: Katherine Howe, Jane Austen, Jonathan Tropper, J.K. Rowling, Jenny Han, V.C. Andrews, R.L. Stine, Wally Lamb to name a few