Hi, I'm Megan!
I always wanted a superpower, so I picked up a pen and became an author. Living in Florida, the theme park capital of the world, only fuels my love for storytelling. When I’m not writing, you can find me designing a book cover for someone else’s literary masterpiece, fangirling over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or wishing I was at Disney World. My debut novel, WE COULD BE VILLAINS, releases October 3, 2022 from Whimsical Publishing.
My art journey started different than most. Growing up, I was never the artistic one. My younger sister was basically a child prodigy when it came to art, but I could barely draw a stick figure.
I had so many creative ideas, but couldn’t make them come out on the page. Then, I became a writer. As I wrote, I wanted to be able to picture what my book would look like on a bookstore shelf, so I started creating mock covers. Take a second and picture the worst self-published cover you can. That was what my first covers looked like.
At the same time, I was also extremely bothered with how ugly many books were (and still are, unfortunately). There was one series in particular that I loved which had some pretty awful covers. They irked me so much that I embarked on a journey to teach myself Photoshop and create new covers just as beautiful as the ones that inspired me.
and, reader, I did.*
*after a couple of years, many iterations of said cover, hundreds of YouTube tutorials, a degree, and even more hours practicing.
In December 2021, I graduated from Southeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design. My honors thesis on YA book cover design was published in spring of 2022.