Thoughts from the Porch

If you’ve been following me on social media (I’m most active on Instagram, @megan_whitmer), you know I struggled through February. It was dark and gray and cold and from a creative standpoint, super low. I held on to the knowledge that February would end and I’d find new energy in March. But 2020’s gonna 2020, so here we are, most of the world under quarantine. … Continue reading Thoughts from the Porch

2019 Gift Guide: Ideas for Your Favorite Writer and Book Lover

Looking for a gift for one of your writer friends (or, let’s be real here, yourself, it’s fine, it’s all fine)? I’ve put together a list of ideas for the writer or book lover in your life! Happy shopping! 1. An entry fee to my favorite writing contest. You pay the entry fee and the writer gets an email letting them know they can register … Continue reading 2019 Gift Guide: Ideas for Your Favorite Writer and Book Lover

Dealing with Critique

(This post originally appeared on has been through a lot since I started writing it. Three beginning-to-end rewrites. Point of view change. Aged up the main character. Aged down her love interest. Went from past to present tense. Eliminated characters. Created new ones. And each rewrite involved a completely new ending, because I clearly hate myself.FINALLY, I sent it out to several beta readers … Continue reading Dealing with Critique

Interview: Jessa Russo

    Jessa Russo has been a friend of mine for several months. We both write YA, and wound up in a few contests together, and she’s always been wonderfully supportive and very involved in the writing community. Her YA paranormal romance, EVER, was published at the end of September by Curiosity Quills.   You may have seen an earlier post about EVER when my blog was … Continue reading Interview: Jessa Russo


Hey guys and dolls, how’s it going?  Don’t look so startled – I don’t bite.  My name’s Frankie. And I’m just a regular guy.  Well, except for the whole ghost thing, I guess.  You’re probably wondering what I’m doing here. Well, it’s pretty simple actually. Something is coming for my best friend Ever – something I alone cannot protect her from. Regardless of how much I … Continue reading HIJACKED!

YA Misfits Pep Rally Monday: MY WISH LIST

Over at YA Misfits today, we asked this question: If YOU were an agent, what would be on your wish list? photo courtesy of the lovely and talented Jenny Kaczorowski This is SO HARD. I like so many different kinds of books. I can pretty much appreciate anything as long as it’s well-written. But here’s what I’d want to see if I were an agent… … Continue reading YA Misfits Pep Rally Monday: MY WISH LIST

Things Megan Loves Today

Aaaaaaaand it’s time for more THINGS I LOVE. Because you need to know. You really, really do. 1. Word Wars and Deadlines Most of you know that I’ve been working on a complete re-write of Between–100% rewriting each and every scene, completely changing the ending, getting rid of a main character, etc. It’s basically an entirely new book now. So yes, I’m a little insane, … Continue reading Things Megan Loves Today

Love Letters

I got all nostalgic today and started going through this huge box of things I’ve kept for years- mostly high school memories- graduation announcements, photographs, yearbooks, prom dance books, etc. But BEST OF ALL- the letters. Oh my gosh. The letters.  They are AMAZING. Letters from my friends about absolutely nothing (literally: “Hey, I did you see my new shoes?”) or from the girlfriend of … Continue reading Love Letters

My level of excitement is OFFICIALLY INSANE.

Ok. It’s been a freaking EXCELLENT few months in my CP group. You guys remember how Gina got agented? And then Leigh Ann? And now, Lovelies, it’s time to celebrate CHESSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHESSIE IS OFFICIALLY AGENTED!!!!! First off, let’s just talk about Chessie’s amazing book, ALEXITHYMIA. And the thing is, I feel like I throw around words like “amazing,” “fantastic,” “love,” etc. A LOT when referring … Continue reading My level of excitement is OFFICIALLY INSANE.