This may be one of the most wildly original YA entries for 2017 - the only book I can think to compare it to (for sheer originality, outrageous & clever humor, and sly irreverence) is THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (it’s that good - it’s worthy of the comparison).
— Laurie Forest, Author of "The Black Witch"

Buffy is playing a game. However, the game is her life, and there are no instructions or cheat codes on how to win.

After graduating high school, a voice called “the text parser” emerges in Buffy’s head, narrating her life as a classic text adventure game. Buffy figures this is just a manifestation of her shy, awkward, nerdy nature—until the voice doesn’t go away, and instead begins to dominate her thoughts, telling her how to live her life. Though Buffy tries to beat the game, crash it, and even restart it, it becomes clear that this game is not something she can simply “shut off” or beat without the text parser’s help.

While the text parser tries to give Buffy advice on how “to win the game,” Buffy decides to pursue her own game-plan: start over, make new friends, and win her long-time crush Tristan’s heart. But even when Buffy gets the guy of her dreams, the game doesn’t stop. In fact, it gets worse than she could’ve ever imagined: her crumbling group of friends fall apart, her roommate turns against her, and Buffy finds herself trying to survive in a game built off her greatest nightmares.

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A Week with Beijing (Available in Print and PDF editions from NEON, 2015)

“Eden is deft in her evocation of memory, and some of her descriptions are almost achingly nostalgic and beautiful.”
— Christopher Frost from NEON magazine
“Here, Eden’s series of narrative poems uses the park’s glory days and weed-choked demise to explore the creep of time and how the past colors the present. Eden filters memory through magical realism, which proves to be a perfect match for her muse”
— Baltimore Magazine

Rotary Phones and Facebook (Available from Dancing Girl Press, 2012)

 Reviews: Wordgathering

“My coming of age was not a necklace. It was not
lingerie or first tampons, or weight loss. When you
pulled out your pocket knife, I admired its folds
of practicality. For my thirteenth birthday,
I opened the Swiss Army executive from glossy pink paper.”
— From "Your Son"


Sinuye (The Head & The Hand, 2017)


Post-High School Reality Quest (California Coldblood / Rare Bird Lit 2017)

“When I first met Beijing,
the street was cold
and there was a boy
who had a hole in his pants
where his penis stuck out,
purple and small.

I asked her about that boy
but she said, I hear
our mall is the largest in the world –”

— From "Beijing and I Meet for the First TIme"

The Girl Who Came Back (Available from Red Bird Chapbooks, 2013)

“there! father pointed to the scrawny bud,
like a fern, beginning its infestation.
pull it by the roots. do not let it spread its spores.
I point out their pink feather duster flowers,
the beauty they are capable of producing,
but he is not won over.”
— From "The Silk Flower"

Your Son (NFSPS 2012)

Meg Eden’s poetry collection explores a connection to the past as experienced through the recollections of family. In Sinuye, ideas of femininity, loyalty, faith, and art funnel through the generations and from East to West.
— The Head & The Hand

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