Meagan is a Canadian who found home in the mountains of North Carolina. Born and raised on a small island in Northern Ontario, she now lives with her husband and their children in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She misses the Great Lakes, the butter tarts, and the blueberries, but not the snow. She teaches English at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and is the Fiction Editor at Barren Magazine. Meagan has a BA in History from Wilfrid Laurier University, an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Ferris State University, and an MA in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.
Meagan’s stories have been published in a variety of journals including: Four Ties Literary Review, Santa Fe Writers Project, The Same Literary Journal, The New Southern Fugitives, Barren Magazine and Still: The Journal. She won the 2017 Scythe Prize for Fiction, was the runner up in the 2017 SNHU Fall Fiction Competition, and was a Judge’s Choice finalist in the 2018 Still: The Journal Fiction competition. Her story “Voluntary Action” was nominated by Still: The Journal for a 2019 Pushcart Prize.
Her first novel, Song Birds and Stray Dogs is forthcoming from Main Street Rag Press in Spring 2019.
Meagan loves: coffee, wine, houseplants, concerts, cheesecake and bookstores. When she’s not teaching, writing, or entertaining small people, you can find her with her face in a book.