Cammie McGovern with Donna Gephart, Monika Schroeder and Dan Gemeinhart.
77 Salem St, Malden, MA 02148, United States
Author Cammie McGovern with teachers, students, City Hall staff and Malden Reads representatives at the Writers Den at Malden High School.
Cammie McGovern and Josephine Sittenfeld with Hearts of Gold chair Denise Lettau and Ann Storck Center CEO Charlotte Mather-Taylor.
515 E Jefferson St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States
The University of Michigan where Cammie McGovern received a Master of Fine Arts degree.
450 Jane Stanford Way Stanford, CA 94305–2004, United States
Stanford University where Cammie McGovern studied.
Talbot St, Stockton-on-Tees TS20 2AY, United Kingdom
Cammie McGovern at the North Shore Academy.
(Idolizing her teen movie actress sister Rozzie, Jemma acc...)
Idolizing her teen movie actress sister Rozzie, Jemma accompanies her older sibling to the sets and social scenes of her glamorous life, and in the wake of her own budding ambitions, learns that Rozzie is suffering from a dangerous eye disease.
(In the aftermath of a child's shocking murder, the mother...)
In the aftermath of a child's shocking murder, the mother of the only witness, an autistic boy, struggles to work through her son's trauma and his communication disabilities in order to help the police to solve the case.
(After twelve years in prison, Betsy Treading is released ...)
After twelve years in prison, Betsy Treading is released when new DNA evidence irrefutably proves that she didn't murder her eccentric and noticeably single neighbor, Linda Sue Murphy. But Betsy quickly discovers that innocence in court doesn't redeem her in the eyes of old friends. To clear her name and find Linda Sue's true killer, the former librarian unravels the web of denial, delusion, and secrets that has ensnared her community. A psychological tour de force, Neighborhood Watch rips the surface off a seemingly idyllic world and keeps readers guessing until the very last page.
(Amy is unflinchingly honest about her limitations. Born w...)
Amy is unflinchingly honest about her limitations. Born with cerebral palsy, she can't walk or talk without help. But trapped inside this uncooperative body lies a brilliant mind and a luminous spirit - a girl capable of truly loving and worthy of being loved in return. Matthew has his own set of challenges - a mind consumed by unwanted repeated thoughts, obsessive rituals and a crippling fear that he can't explain. But underneath all of the anxiety lies a deep seed of hope for someone to come along who believes in him.
(John Green's The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell'...)
John Green's The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park in this beautifully written, incredibly honest, and emotionally poignant novel. Cammie McGovern's insightful young adult debut is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about how we can all feel lost until we find someone who loves us because of our faults, not in spite of them.
(Cammie McGovern follows up her breakout young adult debut...)
Cammie McGovern follows up her breakout young adult debut, Say What You Will, with this powerful and unforgettable novel about learning from your mistakes and learning to forgive.
(Just My Luck is a deeply moving and rewarding novel about...)
Just My Luck is a deeply moving and rewarding novel about a down-on-his-luck boy whose caring heart ultimately helps him find the strength to cope with tragedy and realize how much he truly has to offer his friends and family.
(Critically acclaimed author Cammie McGovern presents a he...)
Critically acclaimed author Cammie McGovern presents a heartwarming and humorous middle-grade novel about the remarkable bond that forms between an aspiring service dog and an autistic boy in need of a friend.
(From the critically acclaimed author of Say What You Will...)
From the critically acclaimed author of Say What You Will and A Step Toward Falling comes a deeply emotional new novel, perfect for fans of Five Feet Apart and The Fault in Our Stars. David Scheinman is the popular president of his senior class, battling cystic fibrosis. Jamie Turner is a quiet sophomore, struggling with depression. The pair soon realizes that they’re able to be more themselves with each other than they can be with anyone else, and their unlikely friendship starts to turn into something so much more. But neither Jamie nor David can bring themselves to reveal the secrets that weigh most heavily on their hearts – and their time for honesty may be running out.
Cammie McGovern studied at the University of Michigan where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree. She also attended Stanford University.
Cammie McGovern started her career as a writer in 2002 when she published her debut novel The Art of Seeing. Later she wrote such books as Eye Contact, Neighborhood Watch, Amy and Matthew. In 2014, McGovern published her first young adult novel Say What You Will. Her next young adult novels were A Step Toward Falling, Just My Luck and Chester and Gus. Her stories have appeared in many magazines including Glamour, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook and Seventeen. Now McGovern lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with her husband and three children.
(Idolizing her teen movie actress sister Rozzie, Jemma acc...)2002
(Just My Luck is a deeply moving and rewarding novel about...)2016
(In the aftermath of a child's shocking murder, the mother...)2006
(Critically acclaimed author Cammie McGovern presents a he...)2017
(After twelve years in prison, Betsy Treading is released ...)2010
(From the critically acclaimed author of Say What You Will...)2020
(Cammie McGovern follows up her breakout young adult debut...)2015
(John Green's The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell'...)2014
(Amy is unflinchingly honest about her limitations. Born w...)2014
Cammie McGovern believes that it is important to tell as many stories as possible about kids with disabilities that show what's hard for them and also how brave they can be, facing down their fears and overcome extraordinary obstacles.
"The best motivation for writing is enjoying spending time in the story and with the characters. I also think I'm motivated by how hard writing is sometimes. I still have terrible times of not being able to figure out how to solve a problem in a story and then, if I stick with it long enough, I sometimes do!"
"I've decided that it's possible to love someone for entirely selfless reasons, for all of their flaws and weaknesses, and still not succeed in having them love you back. It's sad, perhaps, but not tragic, unless you dwell forever in the pursuit of their elusive affections."
"Stains were a patchwork of mistakes you couldn't get rid of. They showed the world your real self, even the parts you didn't want it to see."
"I have learned not to judge people by their limitations, but by the way they push past them."
"Let's don't wait forever for our lives to start. Let's begin them ourselves. Let's be fearless for once and say, we can do this."
Cammie McGovern is a member and co-founder of Whole Children a resource center that runs after-school classes and programs for children with special needs.
Cammie McGovern married Michael Floquet. The marriage produced three children. Her oldest son is autistic.