MG hails from Solebury, PA, where she spent her childhood reading every fantasy novel available to her and subsequently play-acting scenes from those books in her backyard with her younger sister. (Harry Potter duels were their favorite.)
She continued to pursue her love for literature and theatre at Harvard, where she majored in English, performed in an a cappella group and various musical theatre productions, and wrote her award-winning thesis on Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and British Edwardian children's literature. She is now a student at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, where she is researching the links between fiction, imagination, cognitive development, and language acquisition in young readers.
MG has worked in both her high school and college Writing Centers, and also as a private elementary school and SAT tutor. She is also writing two children's books. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, cooking, and watching the New York Mets dominate.