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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
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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 Romance

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 …