Apr - 2016: A 2nd Kami Short will release in the Malice Domestic anthology in Bethesda MD. I'll also be moderating a panel with authors Karen Pullen, Sue Cox, and Gretchen Archer. Don't miss the fun! I'll have special edition signed copies of the 1st Kami Short from the SinC - Desert Sleuth anthology to hand out for free.
Apr - 2016: An adult short story, Big Horn Mountain Carnivores, was selected as the adult category winner in the Tempe Community Writing Contest loosely associated with Arizona State University! The e- & print release where I read a portion of the story was the greatest fun. Thank you everyone who came by! Free download here (scroll to bottom):
Aug - 2015: Politics of Chaos was released at an event attended by the awesome NYTimes best-selling author Sara Paretsky! Also, a flash fiction entitled, "Lightning" was 3rd runner up in the national 2015 Writers Police Academy's contest.
July - 2015: NYC FBI headquarters. Many thrilling authors were there, the presentations were fantastic, and the experience was a solid 15 on a 10 point scale. Thank you to the International Thriller Writers for inviting me. Thank you to the men and women of the FBI.
MAY - 2015: The Poisoned Pen submitted Chaos Theory for the 2015 Edgar's young adult novel award. Please note that submission is NOT a nomination. Still, it is an exciting development.
MAR - 2015:Tucson Festival of Books booksigning! Great time by all.
FEB - 2015: CHAOS THEORY, released by The Poisoned Pencil, an imprint of The Poisoned Pen Press - one of the nation's largest publishers of hard-back mysteries.
MAR - 2013: Meg was honored to receive a year long mentorship from author Jan Blazanin through the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Iowa. Ms. Blazanin praised Meg's multiple characters' distinct and age appropriate voices.
I’m exhausted but thrilled after my first Left Coast Crime
convention. What wonderful people! This haiku is from the perspective of my
protagonist in Chaos Theory.
Chaos brews unleash’d,
wreathing skies, checkerboard land
there grieving, I yield.
(The ‘d is a breath, a sigh, a gasp not a syllable.)
Chaos Theory is a Poisoned Pencil YA crime fiction. It is about a
young woman who buries a letter written to her from her grandmother, given to
her on her death. Kami drops it unopened
into her school locker and buries it under mementos and items in a chaos theory
science experiment. In the final chapter, she deconstructs the mess in the
locker with a friend...
"All fall semester, I hid from this letter, burying it under piles
of junk, while I tried to find the right place for it in my universe. It is
time. I open her letter... And think about a butterfly beating gossamer
wings--a tiny increment of everyday life, a tiny moment of chaos that changes
Best wishes on your blog, Mary. And thank you again for a
Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery fan convention, and I am thrilled to be a part of it this year. Give-away you ask? YOU BET!
For aspiring published authors: 5 PAGES/5 PEOPLE This is a chance to have me review 5 PAGES of YOUR MANUSCRIPT and 5 PEOPLE’s names will be drawn.
Also receive FREE DOWNLOADS of my short story POLITICS OF CHAOS if you post a selfie with me, sign up on my webpage, or post something on Facebook about meeting me in person.
Where will I be?
• Sisters in Crime’s reception (free food) Thursday 5:30PM to 6:30PM. • Friday’s New Author Breakfast - 7:30AM – so drag yourself out of bed! I’m in the 2nd group being introduced! Probably in Regency B and C, but program will show it. • Friday’s “From Fan to Published Author” Panel 1:30PM –2:30PM Ellis W • Booksigning after the panel discussion. • Saturday’s Discover Mystery Breakfast sponsored by my press, The Poisoned Pen from 7:30AM to 9:00AM. Meet the authors, obtain their secret passwords and you might win a great book bundle. I’ll have a table to host – so be there for an extra give-away from me too! Again probably in Regency B/C.
See you there! Next year’s venue for Left Coast Crime? Hawaii 2017