Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day Eighteen - All About Megan Shepherd ( The Madman's Daughter)

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Debutante Profile

Name – Megan Shepherd
Debut - The Madman's Daughter 
Genre – Gothic Thriller 
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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. You can visit her online at www.meganshepherd.com. She is represented by Adams Literary.

Dream Debutante Dress -  I grew up in the South, so you would think I knew all about debutante culture. But my town was more “rural Appalachia” than “high-society old world South”, so I didn’t really understand what debutantes were until I saw an episode of Vampire Diaries. I chose this Victorian-inspired dress because I did lots of historical research for The Madman’s Daughter, and am so jealous of the beautiful clothes women wore back then!



Notes from a YA Debutante

Ten Facts about me: 

1. I have a zombie apocalypse escape plan. It involves a motorcycle, an island, and a lot of beef jerky. I can’t tell you anything else, because then I won’t have an edge. 

2. I got a perm in high school, and I’m still emotionally scarred from it. 

3. While working in Senegal, West Africa, I lived in a mud hut for two years, where I discovered scorpions had made a nest in my straw mattress. 

4. The first story I ever wrote was a picture book about colony collapse disorder in bees. It didn’t sell. 

5. I have a phobia of sleepwalkers. Just the thought of people walking around while they’re unconscious makes me break out in sweat. 

6. I worked one summer as a park ranger in Glacier National Park, Montana. If I wasn’t a writer, this would be my dream job. 

7. Patchouli is the worse smell imaginable. 

8. I was an extra in The Hunger Games movie. It was filmed just outside of my town. You can see me in the movie but I’m reeeeeeally little. 

9. I grew up in a bookstore, literally. My crib was behind the counter of my parents’ independent store. 

10. I’m married to the most amazing man alive.

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Bookie's Note: Megan, I just got a perm two weeks ago and I tried to wash it out now it's only curly on the bottom but I don't think I'll ever recover. Perms are just AWFUL. Never EVER again! I think that's so KEWL that you were an extra in The Hunger Games, I know Sasha @ Sash and Em was an extra in the movie too! I really should start thinking about my Zombie Apocalypse plan, since the world is ending in 4 days and everything...

Make sure to come back tomorrow for the second half of Megan's feature! We have some juicy secrets lined up and a fantastic giveaway! 

Badass Bookie xx

18 comments:

  1. Oh wow. That's an amazing dress! Have heard so many great things about this book. :)

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  2. I love that dress even if I don't wear dresses myself! Haha. But it's so pretty!

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  3. ZOMG. SCORPIONS. My skin is crawling. o.O But seriously, great list--you've lived a reeeeeally interesting life! :D

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  4. WANT THE BLOOD DRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Man, I wish I grew up in a bookstore. That sounds like basically heaven.

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  6. ZOMG. Such a pretty, pretty dress!! :) It must be fun researching about Madman's Daughter!

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  7. LOOVEEEEE the dress! OMG, Megan is an extra in The Hunger Games? MUST RE-WATCH and notice Megan! :P

    Thank you for sharing this awesome post, Lisa and Megan ♥♥♥

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  8. OOOO I LOVE THAT DRESS!!!! I'm usually not a huge fan of ruffles, but this one is interesting! I wish I could see the full front. And if you hate sleepwalkers... then you would've hated me a few years ago. I grew out of it, but as a child to an adolescent, I slept and walked a lot. And talked. It was weird for everyone else.

    <3

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  9. First off, that dress is so gorgeous!!! Wow!!
    And that is so totally awesome that you were an extra in The Hunger Games! I absolutely love the movie and the books!!
    Great post!!

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  10. The dress is gorgeous, but I wish I could see the front.

    That's SO cool you were an extra in the Hunger Games and growing up in a book store is so sweet!

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  11. You were an extra in the Hunger Games Movie!! I have to see it now.. COOL!

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  12. Firstly your so very lucky to have owned a bookstore!!! Wish I owned a bookstore now. I also love this dress, I think this is my fave debutante dress.

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  13. patchouli definitely is the worst smell EVER and I also got a terrible perm in high school!

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  14. AMAZING dress, but I gotta say. It doesn't look comfortable at all. I rather enjoy breathing. It would look hot though. Hmmm? Its a toss up! Patchouli stinks. Scorpions in the bed not good. And I must disagree with you on one point. I actually am married to the best man in the world. I can share though. Woah, wait! Not the husband, the title!

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  15. what a great gown

    love hunger game :)

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  16. Beautiful dress!!! I love Victorian clothing. :) Or, at least how it looks! And growing up in a bookstore? I think that would be my ideal childhood. In fact, I kind of want to go open a bookstore just so my future children can grow up in it.

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  17. Haha, I had a perm for a short while in high school. Wouldn't do it again! :P Bit (coughextremelycough) envious of your extra part in The Hunger Games, gotta watch it again and keep an eye out for you! ^_^

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  18. 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, Extra Bookie

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