|Born||1953 (age 63–64)
|Genre||Science fiction, Children's literature|
Margaret Bechard (born 1953) is an American author of contemporary and science fiction for children and young adults.
Bechard was born in 1953 in Chico, California. She received her bachelor's degree in English literature from Reed College in 1976. She is married to Lee Boekelheide and they have three sons. She lives in Tigard, Oregon.
Bechard served as the Young People's Literature Chair of the 2006 National Book Award Committee. Her books are published in English, French, Swedish and Korean. She teaches in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
- My Sister, My Science Report (1990)
- Tory and Me and the Spirit of True Love (1992)
- Really No Big Deal (1994)
- Star Hatchling (1995)
- My Mom Married the Principal (1998) - a sequel to Really No Big Deal
- If It Doesn't Kill You (1999)
- Hanging on to Max (2002)
- Spacer and Rat (2005)
- Yampbell, Cat. “Judging a Book by its Cover: Publishing Trends in Young Adult Literature.” The Lion and the Unicorn 29.3 (2005) 348–372. (Johns Hopkins University Press)
- Leitich Smith, Cynthia. "Author Interview: Margaret Bechard on Spacer and Rat. Cynsations. February 10, 2006.
- Brief Biographies: Famous Authors Vol 17.