about meg

Hi! I’m Megan. I’m a thirty-something writer, wife and mom from Maryland who enjoys trying to figure out where I belong in the world.

write meg! is my corner of the internet to share thoughts on parenthood, books, writing, travel, photography, cooking, nonsense. Whatever butters my crumpet that day.

A graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.A. in English Literature, I’m a former newspaper editor and columnist who now works in healthcare marketing and public relations. From 2009 to 2020, I was also the voice of “Right, Meg?” — a long-running newspaper column in Southern Maryland.

Want to get in touch? Drop me a post comment, or feel free to email 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. This blog was the result. If you’re interested in the story of write meg!, check out this post. See also my book reviews archive.

Portrait 2If you’re here for the personal stuff, you might be interested in when I met my husband, Spencer — we tied the knot in 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 2015. After I developed severe preeclampsia, 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.

Week 16 (4)Baby tales comprise much of my writing these days — especially after welcoming our second child, Hadley, in March 2017. 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.

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.


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.