Megan is from a literary background and spent her youth performing in theater. Originally from Glastonbury on the Somerset Levels in South West England, where she fell in love with story telling through the camera lens. She began an apprenticeship in photography in 1991; then qualified as in a Fine Art Photographer BA Honors Degree at the Arts University in Bournemouth in 2000. Megan’s real passion is in creating narratives through image and spoken word in interactive installations. In 2015 she founded the Avalon Poetry Ring and runs creative writing retreats. She is currently working on a second series of poems and a novel.
You can contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you approach cover design?
Initially I was drawn to the idea that as the sun sets under the horizon, the thin veil between day and night is drawn. The flesh like color of the sea to represent the skin. I wanted an a memorable image to leave on the coffee table. Light, clean and calming.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My early memories of childhood are of my father reading Shakespeare's Macbeth as a bedtime story. The classics are always inspiration to me so I would like the works of Shakespeare to be included. I practice a kind of free flow with my writing far more these days, tending towards first person characterization. I could also say I like John Paul Sartre and the likes of Albert Camus - The Fall is another existential novel I recommend. I remember especially loving Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka, the abstraction and the ability to cause altered states. I was always interested in Science Fiction and Iain Banks beautifully combines the Noir world with the Futuristic. He wrote in my favorite novel The Wasp Factory in first person and is able to put the audience in the seat of a psychopath. I also enjoyed William Gibson and Asimov novels, I see myself as a visionary of shared and complex paradigms when I'm writing my own novel.
Under The Skin is a collection of dark and witty poems brought together because they attempt get underneath the banality of everyday life, looking for clues in human nature as to what drives our multi-dimensional behaviors. Observational life hack poetry for the challenges thrown at us. I started writing these poems soon after a dramatic change in my life which led me back to a path of creativity.