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was ten-years-old. After attending Grand Valley State University, Megan
eventually settled into a career in the non-profit sector for eight years. She
decided to change careers and went back to school to get her law degree from
Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
While in school, she documented her divorce, child custody
battle, and postpartum depression struggles in her memoir from Black Opal
Books. Megan lives in Michigan with her 3-year-old daughter who loves to dance,
run, read, and have snuggle time with Mommy. Megan also enjoys her volunteer
work with Troy Youth Assistance.
Welcome, Megan. Please tell us about
your current release.
I? is about my journey into post-partum depression, anxiety
disorder, panic attacks, visits to the psych ward, divorce, domestic violence,
law school, and my courageous to survive with my sanity intact—and how a
beautiful little girl emerged from all this chaos.
What inspired you to write this book?
no one really understands it until she has it. I wanted those women out
there to know they are not alone.
stop him from taking my daughter…
snatched Madelyne out of my arms and put her in the back of his car. She
started to hyperventilate.
strap her in the car seat.
do this! Let’s take her to a park or something. She has to calm down before she
can go with you!” Was he crazy? How could he do this to his own child?
doorframe of the car door. “Tyler! Stop!”
screeched as he tried to slam the door shut. I had my leg in between the door
and the frame so he couldn’t close the door. I tried reaching Madelyne who was
still wailing and howling. It was a horrific sound. All of a sudden, Tyler put
me in a chokehold and dragged me from the car. I could see my dad out of the
corner of my eye trying to get someone’s, anyone’s, attention.
we were parked too far away from the actual police station and since it was
Sunday, no one was around. “Someone help me. Please!”
throat. I couldn’t breathe. Oh my God, I thought. He’s going to kill me. Tyler
was completely out of control. I knew if I didn’t do something soon, I was
going to blackout.
What exciting story are you working on
to put my law degree to use somehow!
When did you first consider yourself a
major was journalism and my big dream was to write the news.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
work. I like the balance between the two.
What would you say is your interesting
to write. I have to be in the mood and sometimes, I go months without
working on my manuscript. But when the mood strikes, watch out! I usually end
up writing 50,000 in less than a week.
As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?
for one of my college courses, I was like – hmmm…no thanks!
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
obsessed with Abraham Lincoln. I have no idea why. I first read about him in 3rd
grade and ever since then, it’s my mission in life to learn everything about