Meg’s next novel, The Last Train to London, will be published by Harper Books in November 2019! You can read a bit about it in Publishers Weekly’s Book Deals of the Week column.
Meg organized a bi-partisan get-out-the-vote effort with some 300 writers, including Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Kristin Hannah, and Jodi Picoult. Read about it here.
Beautiful Exiles, a #1 Amazon fiction bestseller, was named an Editors’ Choice by the Historical Novel Society, which called it, “so well written that at times I forgot I was reading a novel,” and it received a starred review in Booklist, which said, “Clayton uses her meticulous research skills to bring to life the wartime years of Martha Gellhorn… Clayton’s take on their boozy, love/hate relationship is packed with details of the war … a dramatic backdrop for her fictional tale of two vivid personalities and world-altering writers.”
The Race for Paris was the recipient of the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Historical Fiction, Honorary Mention, and The Wednesday Sisters was named one of “25 Essential Best Friend Novels”—along with the likes of The Three Musketeers, Harry Potter, Michael Chabon’s The Mysteries of Pittsburg, Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, and Mary McCarthy’s The Group—in Entertainment Weekly.
Meet Meg in Person (or see her again) at …
Please revisit. I’m busy writing now, but The Last Train to London will be published by HarperCollins this November, and I’ll be doing events then!
Some of the Past Events for The Race for Paris
MEET THE COMMUNITY, Sacramento, CA,a fundraiser I’m supporting the Squaw Valley Community of Writers
LAGUNA BEACH LITERARY LUNCHEON, Laguna Beach, CA, a fundraiser to support women’s education
CALM CELEBRITY AUTHOR’S LUNCHEON, Santa Barbara, CA, a fundraiser for CALM, which fights child abuse by providing prevention and treatment services
CLOSE THE GAP LITERATURE, LEADERSHIP, AND LUNCH, Palo Alto, CA, a fundraiser for this great organization which helps recruit talented women to run for public office
NATIONAL READING GROUP MONTH CELEBRATION at DIESEL, Santa Monica, CA – a celebration of the joy of reading and the power of book groups and book clubs, in my old LA neighborhood
and events at some of my favorite bookstores, including KEPLER’S BOOKS, Menlo Park, CA, MRS. DALLOWAY’S, Berkeley, CA, BOOKS INC., San Francisco, CA, TOWNE CENTER BOOKS, Pleasanton, CA, VROMAN’S BOOKSTORE Pasadena, CA, WARWICK’S La Jolla, CA, LAGUNA BEACH BOOKS, Laguna Beach, CA, PAGES BOOKSTORE, Manhattan Beach, CA,
CHAUCER’S BOOKS, Santa Barbara, CA, BOOK PASSAGE, Corte Madera, CA, COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS, Healdsburg, CA, BOOKSHOP WEST PORTAL, San Francisco, CA, and FOXTALE BOOK SHOPPE, Woodstock, GA.