About Secrets of Truth & Beauty:
When Dara Cohen was little, she was crowned Little Miss Maine. That was then. Now Dara's seventeen and she's not so little anymore. That's just one of her many problems. Another is that her control-freak mom won't get off her case about anything. Yet the one that hurts the most is the family secret: Dara has an older sister her parents tried to erase from their lives.
Megan Frazer studied English literature and creative writing at Columbia University. She lives with her husband and baby in Maine, where she is a high school librarian. She loves cheese and cooking, and both of these make their way into Secrets of Truth & Beauty. She was not, however, ever in a beauty pageant.
Thai food or Chinese?
Advice for writers in 5 words or less.
Leave your comfort zone.
What are you reading right now?
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan.
Do you speak a foreign language?
Yes, passable French. I used to be able to get by in djula (a West African trade language), but that's mostly gone.
Ever wish you’d studied a different subject in college?
I wish I'd kept going with math.
Tell us something weird about you.
I can't go to bed with dirty feet.
Chocolate chip cookies or snickerdoodles?
Thanks for indulging our curiosity, Megan!