This 27-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!
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 getting married in November! To Spencer, my love. And while we’re talking about love, I love exclamation points! Hence the inclusion of one in my blog title. (And I like emoticons, too.)
I never leave home without a book.
I’m obsessed with paper goods and mail. Cards, stationery, Sharpies, postcards, stickers, stamps, seals . . . you name it, I probably have too much of it. But I’m happiest that way.
The travel bug bit me in childhood, and I spend most of my paychecks on getting away. I’ve visited nine countries and much of the United States. London is the city of my heart.
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 fiancé, Spencer. Maybe you’d like to know how we met or the story of our engagement, which became official on Dec. 16. Grab a comfy seat and a latte — I’ll tell you all about it.
Or perhaps you’re just here for the cupcakes? I have a recipe archive of those treats I’ve shared (and consumed) over the years. The Key lime cupcakes are probably my favorite, and by the way? That’s my most popular post of all time. It received almost 5,000 hits the day it published from all you Betty Crocker and Key lime fans out there.
About my photos
I bought my first Canon DSLR Rebel T1i in October 2010 and have had a fabulous time figuring out what the “P” and “A” settings mean. My photography is usually on display on Wordless Wednesdays, and my pictures have been featured on the website for “Good Morning America” and on a book cover. I lead photography tours around Washington, D.C., with Capital Photo History Tours.
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.
Top photo, avatar photo by Birds of a Feather Photography