BIO

Meg Donohue is the USA Today bestselling author of You, Me, and the Sea (coming May 2019), Every Wild Heart, Dog CrazyAll the Summer Girls, and How to Eat a Cupcake. Her novels have been translated into Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. Meg has an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, three young daughters, and dog. She is working on her next novel.

Meg writes with warmth and humor about love, hope, family, friendship, loss, and forgiveness. She has a deep affinity for animals, especially dogs and horses, and she’s never stepped on a beach she doesn’t love.

Meg’s five novels are published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. Her debut novel, How to Eat a Cupcake (2012), hit number 1 on the NookBook bestseller list and was a Boston Globe bestseller. Her second novel, All the Summer Girls (2013), was a USA Today, Amazon, and Apple Books bestseller and was hailed as a great summer read by People magazine. A mass-market edition of All the Summer Girls will be published in 2020. Meg’s third novel, Dog Crazy (2015), an Amazon bestseller, was reissued as a mass-market paperback in 2018. Her fourth novel, Every Wild Heart (2017), was named a Top 10 Women’s Fiction Novel of 2017 by the American Library Association and received a starred review in Booklist. Publishers Weekly calls Meg’s fifth and latest novel, You, Me, and the Sea (2019), “first-rate women’s fiction” and Parade magazine hailed it as 1 of 12 Big Fiction Reads Every Book Club Will Love in 2019. 


PHOTO BY SARAH DERAGON

PHOTO BY SARAH DERAGON

I’m convinced that petting a puppy is good luck.
— Meg Donohue, Dog Crazy
Becoming ourselves is a journey.
— Meg Donohue, Every Wild Heart
Summer is ... thick, humid air cut with the salty funk of low tide and flip-flops smacking against hardened soles and hair drifting around you like seaweed as the ocean lifts you up toward a cloudless sky and the feeling that you will never be anything but young.
— Meg Donohue, All the Summer Girls