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BookShelfies with Megan Shepherd



BookShelfies with Megan Shepherd

What does Megan Shepherd’s bookshelf look like? Well, you’re about to find out! This is our thing where we’re asking YA authors to take a selfie in front of their bookshelf, hence, a bookshelfie! Keep scrolling to see the pics and learn a little more about Megan’s bookshelf!


Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in North Carolina. An avid reader and world traveler who spent several years in the Peace Corps, Megan now lives with her husband in Asheville, North Carolina. The Madman’s Daughter is her first novel.
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Show us your bookshelfies, Megan!

“In May my husband and I moved into a new house. It’s a renovated farm house dating back to 1892, which means there are some odd nooks and crannies that basically serve no purpose, like two small foyers. We didn’t know what to do with the second foyer (I’ve never lived in a house with a single foyer, let alone two), so I decided to make it a little library. There was enough space in other rooms for our adult fiction and nonfiction books, so I dedicated this little foyer just to YA, which you can see in the first picture.”

“For months after we moved, the bulk of our belongings sat in boxes (some still are), but I had my books on the shelves on, like, Day One. We found the bookshelves at a second hand furniture store and I organized the YA books alphabetically by author last name. That’s what you see in the second and third pictures. There’s also two shelves dedicated to middle grade fiction, one shelf for graphic novels, and one shelf for picture books. We don’t have kids, but I’ve acquired some picture books over the years from illustrator friends, and also just because I kind of love quirky old-fashioned picture books. My grand plan is to cut them apart and frame my favorite illustrations to hang around the house, but that might be a Year Two (or Three or Eight) project.”

“The last picture is my to-be-read pile. It’s in our bedroom, on an old bench. There’s a blanket at the end that my cat likes to sleep on. The to-be-read pile keeps growing, but I’m doing my best to plow through it.”

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