Hi, I’m Megan.
What you might like to know about me is that I write stories people relate to, for some of the best publishers, publications and organisations in Australia.
There are some other things you may or may not want to know about me, so I’ll put them here just in case you do.
I wanted to be a writer from as far back as I can remember. My mum used to tell me off for scribbling my name dozens of times on the front pages of my favourite books, not realising I was pretending to be an author signing for my biggest fans. (AKA my dolls.) (And Mum still told me off when she eventually found out that's why I did it.)
I didn’t write – not publicly at least – until I reached my 30s, having spent the previous decade chasing corporate success. I climbed the career ladder to the dizzying heights of human resources management, before deciding to try my hand at writing something other than company policies.
Giving up that steady, sensible corporate career to be a writer was scarier than taking that first step off the side of a mountain when abseiling. "A writer?!" people said, "and you expect to support your family from writing?! Hahahahahahahahaha!" I answered, "Watch me."
I love to listen in to other people's conversations for story ideas.
I spend a lot of time worrying about things that never happen, driving my kids to various activities all weekend, daydreaming, forgetting to cook dinner because I'm so involved in what I'm writing, trying to talk myself out of eating chocolate (but it goes so well with writing!) and staying awake too late reading books.
I get a bit twitchy and unsettled if I don't have a holiday booked.
I live in country Victoria with my hilarious husband (well, he likes to think he's hilarious - and we egg him on way too much), two crazy children (stand still too long and I'll tell you their birth stories and the long list of everything I'm proud of them for), the most energetic dog you could meet (he's a one-litter-of-a-kind Border Collie X Cavoodle), and far too many farm animals.
My least favourite thing to write is my own About Me page.