|Born||1968 (age 49–50)
Ithaca, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Children's book author|
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
Megan Shull (born 1968) is an American author of books for children and young adults. Some of her best known works are, 'The Swap' (HarperCollins, 2014)—now a Disney Channel Original Movie, 'Bounce' (HarperCollins, 2016) and the award-winning young adult novel 'Amazing Grace.' (Disney Hyperion, 2005).
Born and raised in Ithaca, New York, Shull holds a B.S. and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. At Cornell, Shull's doctoral work in educational psychology looked at ways to help young people retain their resilience as they navigate adolescence, and gave her inspiration as a writer.
A graduate of Ithaca High School, Shull competed in youth ice hockey before going on to play for Cornell University. While in graduate school, Shull founded a mentoring program with the women's hockey team that still thrives today. In 2000, she was a team rider for Girls on the Move, a special project of Outward Bound, USA, bicycling coast-to-coast from Portland, Oregon, to New York City.
Shull was given her big break in children's publishing by Pleasant Rowland, founder of American Girl. Shull's first two books – 'Yours Truly Skye O'Shea' and 'Skye's the Limit!' – were published by American Girl.
Today, Shull lives in her hometown, Ithaca.
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