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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 …

Photo Friday: The Ill-Fated Dracaena

by Megan on Friday, May 27th, 2016 in Parenting, Photo Friday.
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I’ve been slowly chipping away on a mega-project to sort/organize/backup the 13,000 photos I’ve taken since my daughter was born almost four years ago.  I came across this photo today from she was just starting to walk.  The plant was outside …

The Perfect Pancake Recipe

by Megan on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 in Cooking and Baking.
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I’ve never considered myself to be in a decade-long quest for the perfect pancake recipe, but after this weekend, when I found the perfect pancake recipe, I realized this was exactly the case.
The signs of searching were there all …

3rd Annual Writers for Hope Auction

by Megan on Monday, March 28th, 2016 in Writing.
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My Pitch Wars teammate Kelly Johnson’s annual Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) Writers for Hope Auction is just eight days away on Monday, April 4, 2016. I’ve been involved in the auction for two years by helping to …

Photo Friday: Lions and Tigers and Dinosaurs, Oh My!

by Megan on Friday, March 25th, 2016 in Parenting, Photo Friday.
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My three-year-old daughter loves her menagerie of plastic animals.  Her favorite thing to do is have them “go on parade.” In other words, she lines them up shoulder to shoulder and they appear this way at random times in random places …

Photo Friday: Lazy Person Cut-Out Cookies

by Megan on Friday, March 4th, 2016 in Cooking and Baking, Photo Friday.
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I pretty much love anything sweet, but I especially love cut-out sugar cookies.  Especially ones with a generous layer of frosting.  I hardly ever make cut-out cookies because of the time commitment and mess, but yesterday, in a batch of …

GRE Vocabulary Building: Egregious Insults and Horror Movies

by Megan on Friday, February 26th, 2016 in Writing.
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I took the GRE this week. It was my first standardized test in decades (yes, ‘decades’ with an ‘s’!) and something I had to do because I am looking at taking classes for a masters later this year. With two …

Resolution 2016: Line-a-Day Journal

by Megan on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 in Parenting, Writing.
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Except for the year, my resolution for this year is identical to last year’s.  The darn line-a-day journal turned out to be too much for me, even though it was my only resolution, and only required about two minutes per day to …