Clocks and time play a big part in any late bloomer's life. And time plays a vital part in every mystery.
Award-winning mystery author Meg Macy lives in Southeast Michigan, close enough to Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter -- the area she chose for the setting of her new "Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear" cozy mystery series for Kensington.
She is also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland for the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery series; two books have been named Agatha Award finalists. Meg's first published book, Double Crossing, won the 2012 Best First Novel Spur Award from Western Writers of America. She's a graduate of Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction program.
Meg is a member of WWA, Western Fictioneers and Sisters in Crime. Born and raised in Michigan, Meg lives with her husband and enjoys gardening, crafts, and reading mysteries, historical fiction, and adding more books to her Kindle.
A few things you may not know . . .
"I'm a true Anglophile. I love having a cup of tea and a bite around four o'clock or so, watching the Masterpiece Theater programs from England, and plan to return to England and revisit some favorite sites like the Yorkshire Dales, mosey on up to Scotland and down to Wales, and ferry over to Ireland."
"I love cartoon strips, especially Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbes, Pickles, Sherman’s Lagoon, and The Far Side.
"I love cookies. LOOOOVE cookies!! My favorite present would be a huge box of a variety — as long as they’re crunchy and not too sweet. My favorites include shortbread, peanut butter, windmill, chocolate pixies, Spritz, Linzer, thumbprints, Russian teacakes, pecan tarts and many many others. Do I eat cookies every day? No, because once I start I can’t stop. Oh, Girl Scout Thin Mints — don't forget those!
A little more about Meg . . .
Meg says she came out of the womb with a book in hand, seriously. She'd find a quiet spot and devour books as a kid, and spent hours in the local library—and one day dreamed of writing a book that would find its way on a shelf. Both hardcover editions of her western mystery series, Double Crossing and Double or Nothing, are on library bookshelves. If they're not, ask your librarian to order a copy!
Meg has had various jobs over the years—pharmacy clerk, receptionist, payroll clerk, documentation librarian, folklore archivist, child care specialist (stay at home mom, in other words) and substitute elementary school teacher. Plus she has volunteered at church, school and in various writer's groups.
Her writing reflects a love of lighthouses, mystery, suspense, and western movies. There's usually a touch of romance and inspiration too, because she believes in entertaining readers with a Happily For Now ending. And in her mysteries, justice is ALWAYS served in the end.
Meg's mother was an artist and did lovely Impressionistic style watercolors. Meg has also worked in watercolor, acrylic and pen/ink, and has painted on every surface imaginable—wood, silk or clothing, glass, ceramic, metal, shoes, and even half of a barn door. Check out the Artwork pages on this website.