When Meghan Muriel was seven years old, she glanced at the fantasy novel she was reading at the time and wondered how anyone could write so many words—forget the part about holding the reader’s attention. Destiny sealed, she has since wanted to be a career novelist.
Although she has never been an engineer, a rocket scientist or a guru atop a mountain, she is a mother, a military spouse, a word warrior, an artist, a singer, an actress, a kat herder and a mind reader. There is nothing she can’t do once it’s in her crosshairs. She loves a good adventure and has often been compared to her beloved pet ferrets, in that she has to get to the bottom of the trashcan—life is a big trashcan.
In 2001, Meghan met the love of her life. His journey from the enlisted ranks of the United States Marine Corps to captain, through an interservice transfer to the Army, as well as deployments, schools galore and military moves all over the States, has provided Meghan with a verdant backdrop of life experiences from which to pull. There is never a dull moment. The more hurdles life throws at her, the higher she jumps. And her ultimate happiness is in exploring what she uncovers, in story form.
In 2010, Meghan won the L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Award. Her 2011 Writers of the Future win has now made her the first double-contest winner in back-to-back years. She has penned eight novels, a dozen short stories, and at any given moment has thirty more ideas for novels bouncing around inside her head. She’s been agented, sold stories and illustrations to e-zines such as AlienSkin and NewMyths, published indie, and has met all her deadlines, even while giving birth.
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