I’m Meg, author of Young Adult and Adult Speculative Fiction that explores big emotions and asks big questions.
My favorite books are filled with characters who jump off the page and won’t leave my imagination alone; worlds that feel so real I never want to leave them; and themes and questions that make me end the book better than when I started—more empathic, more inspired, more empowered.
These are the stories I aim to write.
My award-winning writing:
Earned me a place in the 2019 Pitch Wars class of mentees
Made the Top Ten and Judges' Favorite lists for Ink & Insights 2020
Made the Short List for the 2023 Oxford/Pushkin Children's Books Fantasy Prize
Made the Short List for the 2023 Page Turner Writing Award
Made the Long List for the 2023 Page Turner Mentorship Award
Was a 4x Finalist for the 2023 Page Turner Writing Award (all four of my completed manuscripts were finalists)
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