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a pair of rock climbing shoes and a pair of stilettos

Lessons in Gravity finals in the Stiletto Contest

by Megan on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 in News.
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I’m excited to share the news that my debut novel, Lessons in Gravity, is a finalist for the Contemporary Romance Writers’ Stiletto Contest. The chapter will announce the winners during the Romance Writers of America national convention next month in Orlando.




Lessons in Gravity Talk at the El Cajon Library

by Megan on Monday, June 12th, 2017 in Events.
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Come one, come all! This Saturday, I’ll be speaking and signing copies of Lessons in Gravity at the San Diego County Library’s Local Author Expo.
You can read more about the event (and about Lessons in Gravity & my love …




Writers for Hope Online Auction Kicks Off Monday

by Megan on Friday, March 31st, 2017 in Reading, Writing.
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For the fourth year, my PitchWars teammate, Kelly Johnson, is running a reader and writer-supported online auction to benefit RAINN.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National …




March 2017 Update

by Megan on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 in Parenting, Updates, Writing.
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Even though I have a disclaimer on my website that my blog posts are rare, now that my blog is linked to my author pages on Amazon and Goodreads, and it’s been two full months since I last posted, I’m …




Resolution 2017: To end six years of line-a-day journal failure

by Megan on Sunday, January 1st, 2017 in Uncategorized.
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2017 marks the start of my seventh year of failed attempts to keep a line-a-day journal. And for the third year in a row it’s going to be my sole new year’s resolution.
Line-a-day resolution 2016
Line-a-day resolution 2015
As …




Peace and magic

by Megan on Saturday, December 24th, 2016 in Outside.
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In the bustle of expectations, car traffic, cart traffic, children’s tantrums, and an abundance of good food and company, I wait for that magical moment tonight when the house goes perfectly quiet.
In that moment, I will think of a …




Signed copies of Lessons in Gravity

by Megan on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 in Updates.
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I’ve gotten a couple of questions this week about how to order a signed copy of Lessons in Gravity. The easiest thing to do is to email your request here and I’ll be in contact about what info I need.
I’m …




My Beloved, Yosemite-Set, New Adult Rock Climbing Novel

by Megan on Monday, October 24th, 2016 in Adventure Sports, Books, Lessons in Gravity, New Adult, Outside, Writing.
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When I first posted the news that my novel, Lessons in Gravity, was going to be published, I called it “my beloved, Yosemite-set new adult novel.”
And beloved it is.
This manuscript has been with me for much longer than …




Lessons in Gravity Visual Dictionary

by Megan on Friday, October 21st, 2016 in Adventure Sports, Lessons in Gravity, Outside.
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Part of what made writing Lessons in Gravity so much fun was using all the rock climbing words and describing some of the unique gear.  This visual dictionary is meant to be a work in progress; I’ll be adding to …




Outdoor Adventure Sport Fiction

by Megan on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 in Adventure Sports, Books, Lessons in Gravity, Outside, Reading.
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I’ve always loved sports romances, but it was always hard for me to find sports romance/women’s fiction with the kinds of sports that I liked to do and follow as a fan: outdoor adventure sports (also called mountain sports or extreme …