Meg Mitchell Moore began writing as soon as she figured out how the cursive 'T' and 'F' were different and hasn’t stopped since. Her debut novel, The Arrivals, was published in 2011 by Reagan Arthur Books, then an imprint of Little, Brown. Her second novel, So Far Away, was published in 2012 and was named one of the year’s best adult novels for young adults by Booklist. Her third novel, The Admissions, was published in August 2015 by Doubleday, and her fourth novel, The Captain's Daughter, came out in 2017. Her fifth novel, The Islanders, which is set on Block Island, will be published by William Morrow in summer 2019. Before turning to fiction Meg worked as a freelance journalist for a variety of business and consumer magazines, where she often managed to pitch stories involving dogs. Before that she worked on the staff of a family of technology magazines. (Despite all of her time there, she is still trying to figure out what a server is.) Meg received a B.A. from Providence College and a master’s degree in English Literature from New York University. The daughter of a Naval officer, Meg moved around every few years as a child, including a move her senior year of high school to the town of Winter Harbor, Maine, which inspired the setting for The Captain's Daughter. In 2012 Meg, her husband, their daughters and a beloved border collie (may she rest in peace) moved from Massachusetts to northern California. Despite California’s many charms (including the settings that inspired much of The Admissions*), they lasted exactly one year and returned to the beautiful coastal town of Newburyport, Massachusetts, where their busy household now includes a golden retriever who is a certified therapy dog.
*Fans of The Admissions are invited to find the characters from that novel who make a tiny appearance in The Islanders.