Megan’s ambition as a three-year-old was to write and illustrate children’s books. Inspired by Curious George, she spent much of her childhood researching apes and writing about gorillas. She still has the journals to prove it.
At the University of Alabama, Megan studied English with a strong focus on creative writing. Her passion for learning led her to the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where she received a Master’s Degree in English and a teaching certificate. During her student teaching semester, she was hired at Monrovia Middle School as a 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts teacher. She taught English for four years at MMS before her administrator gave her a new title: Monrovia Middle School’s first ever creative writing teacher.
Megan uses her writing in the classroom to inspire her students and aid them in their understanding of the writing process. She crafts her short stories specifically for classroom use and shares them with other teachers on the website TeachersPayTeachers.
Along with short stories, Megan has a co-written publication in the UAH education journal about an organization called #ProjectRippleEffect, which she co-created at her school in 2014. The organization focuses on using student writing to advocate for positivity. Originally an anti-bullying campaign, #PRE has grown to raise awareness for cancer, suicide, and sicknesses through community service projects and the wearing of socos (socks and sandals).
Megan’s debut novel, Shadows of a Silver Sun, was inspired by the death of her best friend, who reminded her that pursuing one’s passion is far greater than earning success without risk.
Outside of the classroom and the writing sphere, Megan is happily married and a proud mom to two husky puppies. She has an affinity for missions, nature, traveling, good music, coffee, and rainbow sprinkles. She is former youth leader, softball coach, and marathoner. Her dream is to travel around the world, pouring love into the lives of impoverished children and adopting as many as she can.
Represented by: Justin Wells