This 30-year-old writer from Maryland enjoys the chaos of figuring out where she belongs in the world. It’s a big one — and I intend to see all of it!
write meg! is my little corner of the Internet to share thoughts on books, writing, travel, photography, cooking and more. I love talking about life, motherhood, love, family, food . . . everything, really. Whatever butters my crumpet that day.
A 2007 graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.A. in English Literature, I’m an editor and columnist for three newspapers in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. My personal column reaches more than 50,000 readers in Southern Maryland.
I’m a voracious reader who never leaves home without a book — and I take great pride in also being a mother, wife, sister, daughter, coworker and friend. You could tack photographer, traveler, accidental poet and untalented-but-trying home DIY enthusiast in there, too.
Need to get in touch? There are many ways to reach me, and I can be emailed at writing.meg [at] gmail [dot] com.
New ’round these parts?
When I quit my job as a Borders bookseller in 2008, I wanted a way to keep up with the book world — and continue to share my views on the crazy, amazing and awful books I read. This blog was born — and if you’re interested in the story of write meg!, check out this post. See also my book reviews archive, including the ones I adored and the ones so awful I couldn’t finish them.
If you’re here for the personal stuff, you might be interested in when I met my husband, Spencer. We tied the knot on November 10, 2013. Maybe you’d like to know how we met or the story of our engagement, or check out the wedding day itself.
A year and a half after that fateful day found us welcoming our son, Oliver, who arrived unexpectedly in April 2015. After I developed severe preeclampsia at 32 weeks pregnant, Ollie was born eight weeks premature and spent almost a month in the NICU. Spencer and I got a fast introduction in what it means to be a parent . . . and how to love your child fiercely, too.
As a new mama, baby tales comprise much of my writing these days. Even when I try not to write about being a parent, I’m still somehow writing about being a parent. It’s truly life-altering. All pregnancy- and parenthood-related posts are right here. (And if you’re a preemie parent looking for support, feel free to drop me a line — I’m always happy to talk to other NICU grads and offer resources.)
But maybe you’re just here for the cupcakes? Check out my recipe index for the treats, meals and sides I’ve shared (and consumed) over the years. The Key lime cupcakes are my favorite, and by the way? That’s my most popular post of all time.
About my photos
I shoot with a Canon Rebel T1i, my trustworthy oldie-but-goodie, and my main lens is a Tamron 18-270mm. Find archives of my photos on past Wordless Wednesdays. My pictures have also been featured on the website for “Good Morning America” and on a book cover.
A few accolades
In 2010 and 2011, write meg! was shortlisted for “Best Written Book Blog” and “Best Eclectic Book Blog” during Book Blogger Appreciation Week, and I served as a 2010-11 fiction judge for the Indie Lit Awards. In May 2011, I was a panelist at the Book Blogger Convention in New York City. In addition to my work here at write meg!, I was a contributing writer at Food Riot before its close in 2014.