Pic of Margot with a super cheesy grin Lectito is a book and writing blog by bookworm and YA author, Margot McGovern.

Hi! I’m from Adelaide, Australia, and read anything and everything, though I have a weak spot for lit. fic., smart thrillers and contemporary YA (esp. #LovOzYA).

My YA novel, Neverland was shortlisted for the 2015 Text Prize and published by Penguin Random House Australia in April 2018. (Go on, add it to your Goodreads.) I hold a creative writing Ph.D. from Flinders University and am represented by the fabulous Danielle Binks. My reviews have appeared in a number of Australian literary publications and I’m a former associate editor of Ride On magazine. For more about my writing and news on my upcoming projects, head to my author website, margotmcgovern.com.

If you’re keen to drop me a note, I’d love to hear from you! Get in touch via Lectito‘s make contact page.

A note for authors

I am not currently accepting unsolicited titles for review.

—Margot XO 


Are you interested in writing YA? I’ve teamed up with Kill Your Darlings to produce ‘Introduction to Writing Young Adult Fiction’, an online writing workshop designed to equip aspiring YA writers with the skills and support to hone their craft and get to work.

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