DEBUT! (Gesundheit.)

By Megan Morrison
Tyme Co-Created by Megan Morrison and Ruth Virkus
Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic
Summer 2015


It’s hard to find the words for this post.  I’ve worked for a long time to get to this moment, and now that I’m here, I’m floundering.  There are a million things I want to say.  I want to drown you all in the details of how this awesome thing happened to me.

But you’re busy people, so I’ll keep it simple.

I sold my first book.  My first two books in a series, in fact.  Here is the full announcement.

My marvelous agent, Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency, helped me to navigate the deal.  And I can finally name the brilliant editor with whom I am lucky enough to be working: Cheryl Klein at Arthur A. Levine Books.

This is magic, to me.  Pure magic.  Honestly, I might as well have received a Hogwarts letter and been chosen by a wand from Ollivanders. I can’t breathe right. I found out about the offer four months ago, and I’ve been in a state of gradual-release shock ever since.

I didn’t do this alone. Ruth Virkus built the world of this series right alongside me, and our friendship of more than a decade has been spent, in great part, making this announcement possible.  In an upcoming post, I’ll go into more detail about our co-creatorship and give Ruth the full introduction that she deserves.

Thank you to everyone who is here taking the time to read this.  Your support means so much to me.  If you’d like to sign up for e-mail updates of this blog, I’ll happily keep you posted for the next two years, while GROUNDED transforms from manuscript into finished book.

Right now, though, I’m going to go and punch the air like a maniac while I listen to “We Are the Champions” — really, really LOUD.



  1. Congratulations! Really so proud of you- your writing at SQ was so inspiring. You’re truly a gifted writer – hope you sell 87000000 copies 🙂


  3. Congratulations!! I’m so excited for you and look forward to reading it.

  4. Congrats, Megan!!!! Your whole SQ family is proud of you!!! <3!

  5. Congratulations!

  6. SO EXCITED to see the news this morning! I’m so happy for you!

  7. I am so grateful for the good wishes, everybody! Thanks for taking the time to comment; it completely makes my day. I especially love that the majority of comments come from the SQ days. That wonderful time just keeps on giving. 🙂

  8. Congratulations! I think it’s just fitting that your books are going to be published by the same imprint that published J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series. Can’t wait to read your books!

  9. As a Quiller, I’ve followed you for years and I couldn’t be more proud of you. Your talent is legendary among my literary friends and I can’t wait to share the news with them.

  10. Congratulations!!

  11. Congratulations!!

  12. Yay, Meg! I am so so proud of you!

  13. Congratulations! I am so excited for you (and for me, as I’ll get to read the book!) hopefully, there are many more books to come! What an achievement – it goes to show that hard work and dedication pay off in the best possible way.

  14. YAY! I can’t believe we can finally talk about it! 🙂

  15. Congrats! I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait to read these books

  16. Meg, I am so, so happy for you – congratulations! I’m so excited that you’re working with such a great team as well! Can’t wait to read the books.

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