Friday, March 2, 2012


Debut YA author, Megan Miranda's book FRACTURE is a big hit. Publisher's weekly gave it a starred review, and readers everywhere are raving about it. I caught up with Megan recently and she was kind enough to provide a brief interview. Be sure to scroll down for a chance to win one of two signed bookplates!
1.   Please tell us about FRACTURE in one sentence.
A girl survives eleven minutes trapped under the ice only to find she is now either drawn to death… or causing it.

2.  What inspired you to write this particular story?
I have a background in science, but the more I studied, the more I was drawn to the stories that science tries to explain but isn’t always able to: stories of people who were supposed to die, but live. I’ve also been fascinated with the brain for a long time—mostly because I think there’s so much that’s still not understood about it. I had a lot of questions (How much of us—and therefore the brain—is determined by our DNA? How much of us is something more? If someone changes after an injury, which person *are* they?) that inspired me to write the story.

3.  What was your favorite book when you were young?Number the Stars was my favorite—it was the first book to really stick with me, and I’ve never forgotten it. As I got older, I read a lot of mainstream thrillers (Michael Crichton was a favorite) and the darker classics.

4. What types of books do you enjoy reading now? Do you have a current favorite?
 I’d say my tastes have gotten broader as I’ve gotten older. I’m still drawn to the darker stories (thriller or not)—especially stories where something is just a little off (as in Imaginary Girls), but I really enjoy reading most everything, depending on my mood. It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite right now…depending on my mood, it could be contemporary or dystopian or non-fiction. I will say that about 80% of the books I read now are YA.

5. Tell us a little about your publishing journey.
 I wrote the first version of Fracture pretty quickly…and frantically. I started it in July of 2009 and started querying in October (note: I believe I queried two drafts too soon). But in November, I was so incredibly fortunate to sign with my agent (with the understanding that I still had a ways to go). I rewrote Fracture twice over the next 6 months. We sold to Walker/Bloomsbury in May, 2010, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

6.  What is one thing about being published that you didn't expect.
 To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect at all. I researched the publication process as best I could, but the whole thing has been a learning experience. The one thing that has surprised me the most has been the amount of support from other authors/writers/bloggers. I wasn’t online before my publishing deal much, mostly because I had very few hours to write each day, and I was very protective of those hours. I didn’t know anyone. But, wow, as soon as I joined, I was blown away by the support—and the friendships I’ve made—and I’m kicking myself now for not being a part of it sooner.

7. What can we expect from you in the future?
I have another standalone YA set to come out in early 2013. It’s a psychological thriller in the same vein as Fracture, in that it walks the line a bit between science and paranormal… but it’s also quite different. It’s about memories, friendship, and the fine line between the real and the imagined.

Thanks for having me!


Megan Miranda has two signed bookplates and some bookmarks to giveaway. To be elible to win, simply leave a comment below along with your email address so I can contact you.  Extra entries can be earned by tweeting this post or posting it on Facebook. Just let me know what you've done.


  1. I would love to have a signed bookplate! :D
    I tweeted:!/Gisselle_Alv/status/175617862520680449


  2. Wow cool giveaway, I would love to win.

  3. Thanks for this great giveaway!

    mararob80 at gmail dot com

  4. Thank you for the giveaway! I hope the weather where you are is less crazy than indiana.


    I tweeted as well!/Antane_A/status/175885848364064768

  5. Thank you for this awesome giveaway :D I loved Fracture and would love to win a signed bookplate. <33 hoping it is international, though :) Thank you both for this giveaway. <3 And interview :D
    Love, Carina ~

  6. I LOVED this book and a signed bookplate is such a great giveaway for it! Thanks for the interview and for the giveaway : )

    ame1184 at gmail dot com


    facebooked : )

  7. Knock, Knock!
    Who's there?
    Justin who?
    Justin case you forgot me out here.


    Posted it on twitter:!/gaby011421/status/175965813348638721

    gaby891 AT YAHOO DOT COM

  8. I love bookplates :D and they're signed too <3!
    EMail: puieread at yahoo dot com

  9. EMail: puieread at yahoo dot com
    My tweet:!/HerpPerp/status/176009487201734656

  10. That one sentence is kinda creepy. I LOVE IT! Thank you!

  11. I was totally gripped by the book trailer. Wow. Fractured sounds terrif. Thanks for letting us meet Megan.

  12. It's nice to read that the majority of what she reads is YA. Me, too!

  13. would love to win!

    thanks for the chance

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  14. This is going to have to go on my to read list. It sounds amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.


  15. I hope it's international! Oh wow, i've got to get my hands on this book. I've seen the cover around a few times but it never perked my interest.
    Thanks for the giveaway by the way! :)

  16. Wow, thanks for this chance :D :O

    cigam9 at gmail dot com

  17. Great giveaway! I've been eyeing this book on goodreads - the cover is just so intriguing and seems like it'll be a great read. Btw, is this open to international?
    All the best! :D

    daesungie at gmail dot com

  18. Oooo! I love me some bookmarks. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)


  19. Ihave heard so much about theis book. I would love a bookplate. Thanks for teh giveaway!

    nayjf at yahoo dot com

    I tweeted:!/Antane_A/status/184084161626243072