Megan Jacobson is a YA fiction author, screenwriter and TV news editor. She grew up in Darwin and northern NSW but now lives in Sydney where she works in TV news production at the ABC. She has a degree in journalism and has worked as a question writer for TV game shows and as an in-house script story-liner and script editor for several Australian television dramas, including the ABC Children’s TV series Dance Academy. Her short stories have been published in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Review of Australian Fiction, aired on ABC radio, and appeared in the UTS Writers Anthology.
Her debut novel Yellow was shortlisted for the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards (Older Readers) and her second novel The Build-Up Season was selected as part of the Stella Read-Up Reading towards Empowerment resource for young people.
She is an experienced public speaker, having spoken at several Writers Festivals, author panels, and school classrooms.