Megan Hoyt first fell in love with reading on a cozy branch of the crabapple tree outside her Texas home. She devoured Beverly Cleary’s books there, and Marguerite Henry’s “horsey books” still remind her of the loud Texas cicadas at dusk. She is the winner of the 2017 SCBWI Work in Progress Award and serves as Membership Coordinator for the SCBWI Carolinas region.
Megan's debut picture book biography, Bartali's Bicycle, came out in February 2021 with Harper Collins Children's Books' new imprint, Quill Tree Books. Three more non-fiction picture books are forthcoming, also with Quill Tree: The Greatest Song of All: How Isaac Stern United the World to save Carnegie Hall, A Grand Idea: William Wilgus and his Grand Central Terminal, and Kati's Tiny Messengers: How Dr. Katalin Kariko Developed an mRNA Vaccine to Fight Covid 19. Her poem, "Thanksgiving by the Lake," appears in the Millbrook Press anthology Thanku: Poems of Gratitude (2019), and her first picture book, Hildegard's Gift, came out in 2014 with Paraclete Press.
Megan speaks at SCBWI conferences and workshops for teachers in the US and Canada. When she is not writing for children, she tutors child actors on set—Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes and Warner Bros' Wonder Woman 1984, among others.
Megan has a BA in English and History from Southern Methodist University and an MA in Theology from Regent University in Virginia. She lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband, son, and a goofy bichon frise named Fitzwilliam Darcy (he has no pride or prejudice).