Meredith Russo was born, raised and lives in Tennessee. She started living as her true self in late 2013 and never looked back. Her debut, If I Was Your Girl, was partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. When Meredith is not busy writing she can be found, reading fan fiction and fantasy novels, arguing with strangers about social justice, and raising her two amazing children.
Meet Eric and Morgan. Born on the same day, at the same time, in the same place. They’ve always shared this one day together, but as they grow up they begin to grow apart. Everyone expects Eric to get a football scholarship, but no one knows he’s having second thoughts. Former quarterback Morgan feels utterly alone, as she wrestles with the difficult choice to live as her true self. Both of them are struggling to be the person they know they are. Who better to help than your best friend? Told on one day every year, over six years, this is a story about how change pulls people apart… and how love brings them back together. Not available for purchase in the EU.
Meredith's debut novel If I Was Your Girl is about Amanda, a transgender girl who moves school to escape the misunderstanding and cruelty she experienced in her old life as Andrew. It was chosen as the Autumn launch title for the Zoella book club.
"My path to womanhood has been vastly different from Amanda's. I didn't know from a young age, I wasn't willing to admit it to myself until I was 21, and put off transitioning until I was 26.
I wrote If I Was Your Girl because it's the story I needed when I was 14, confused and hungry for someone to tell me things were going to be okay."
So powerful and poignant... I honestly just think this book will change a lot of people's lives Zoella
Important and brave. Read this wonderful book, just read it. Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All The Bright Places