Meagan Church

Author of The Last Carolina Girl

Coming Spring 2023 from Sourcebooks

Set in 1935 North Carolina against the backdrop of a recently formed state eugenics board, THE LAST CAROLINA GIRL is an emotionally charged novel following one girl fighting for her family, her future and her own place to stand in a world that doesn’t always value the wild spirit of a Carolina girl — perfect for readers of Where the Crawdads Sing and If the Creek Don’t Rise.

Meagan Church writes to explore the truths and nuances of who we are. But mostly she writes because she’s compelled to unearth overlooked stories. Her historical fiction chronicles the plight and fight of unheard voices of the past. After receiving a B.A. in English from Indiana University, Meagan built a career as a storyteller and freelance writer for brands, blogs and organizations. A Midwesterner by birth, she now lives in North Carolina with her high school sweetheart, three children and a plethora of pets.

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