About Me

Hello! I’m Meredith

(and if you haven’t noticed yet, the blog name is a pun).

 

I’ve been creating stories for as long as I can remember. Part of it’s because of how my brain is wired and part of it’s because I grew up on a steady diet of books, radio programs, music, and the arts. Thanks to my mom, I’m fond of historical dramas, flowers, nature, and grammar. Thanks to my dad, I’ll always have a soft spot for action movies, sci-fi stories, absurdist humor, and logic.

I finished my first complete novel as a freshman in high school.  Although the novel I completed that year will forever remain in the archives, since then I’ve completed 10+ short stories, a 20+ poems, and 1 rough draft of a novel (my current WIP that I’ve been working on for over 7 years). It doesn’t look like much, but for a slow writer who aims to create books the size of War and Peace, it’s a good start.

I primarily write literary science fiction and family sagas, although I have been known to dabble in other genres when it comes to short stories and poems. I also don’t tend to read what I write: my preferred reading genres are classics (my true love), historical fiction, literary fiction, and non-fiction.

A few more facts about me:

  • Worldbuilding and outlining are my favorite parts of the writing process.
  • My current favorite books are The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky), Till We Have Faces (C. S. Lewis), Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte), and Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy).
  • I also love: birds, aesthetic book covers, biological sciences/ecology, Western history, beautiful architecture, puns, learning languages, Christian theology, baking (and eating) cake, trying new recipes, typography, drawing, painting (watercolor and gouache), digital art, and Oxford commas.

 

Please feel free to connect with me at:

amerestory@gmail.com
instagram.com/amerestory

 

I look forward to sharing my writing journey with you!