Meredith Rae Morgan


Meredith Morgan is a pseudonym, my professional and online identity. I write novels for and about strong women and self-publish them as eBooks on Smashwords.

I was raised in the Midwest but have roots in the Deep South. I have lived in Florida for the past fifteen years. I tend to alternate the settings for my stories between all three places. From that experience, I've discovered that I love Southern women, Midwestern men and I'm fascinated (in a weird and scary kind of way) by the people I've encountered in Florida, most of whom are from other places.

Besides writing, my passions are walking the beach, reading and cooking. For a more detailed bio, see my website.

A Note from Meredith
To those of you who have taken the time to send emails and/or write reviews: Thank you so very much! I truly appreciate your feedback.


Where to find Meredith Rae Morgan online


Home In Indiana
Price: Free! Words: 70,190. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Amanda Krueger is a small town librarian, the fourth generation of her family to be born in their farmhouse on the Ohio River. She lives a simple almost reclusive life, and she insists that she likes it that way. When a developer focuses on her farm as a potential location for a riverboat casino, she is drawn into the political fray, and finds unexpected romance.
Mountain People
Price: Free! Words: 96,920. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Two misfits return to their Southern roots after living for too long among Yankees. They meet via the Internet, and are headed for love. A vicious attack in the forest temporarily derails their plans, but in the spirit of the South rising again, Jackson and Loretta manage to build a joyous life in the mountain wilderness they love … but for the haunting specter of Loretta's worst fear.
Price: Free! Words: 81,640. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
At 16, Charlotte Jefferson was an illiterate runaway. Rescued by a stranger, she was placed in an orphanage run by nuns, where she worked in the kitchen. At 18, she joined the convent. A few years later, against her wishes, the community elected her to be its mother superior. As the decades pass, Charlotte goes to extraordinary lengths to care for the aging members of her community.
Second Chances
Price: Free! Words: 63,350. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A widowed history teacher and a U. S. Marine allow themselves to be talked into taking a cruise. They meet on the first day, and embark upon a shipboard romance that they believe will end on the dock at the end of the cruise. They plan to squeeze as much fun and sex into the trip as possible, and then go their separate ways. When terrorists hijack the ship, everything changes. Forever.
Hell In Texas
Price: Free! Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Bev Deller ("After the Fire" and "Marathon Nightmare") is back. This time she investigates a suspicious fire that destroyed the home of an iconic country music star -- while juggling a budding romance with fire chief, Ed Casey, and embarking on a new job after nearly 30 years with Midwestern Indemnity.
Marathon Nightmare
Price: Free! Words: 81,440. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Bev ("After the Fire") Deller is back with a new mystery to solve, and, potentially, a new man in her life and a new job, too. This time she's assigned to investigate a suspicious fire in a cheap motel in Marathon, Florida, where everyone appears to be hiding secrets and no one tells the whole truth about anything.
After the Fire
Price: Free! Words: 76,990. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
An insurance adjuster investigates a suspicious fire that killed dozens of people from her home town. The fire was arson and the owners had motive, but Bev believes them when they tell her they didn't set the fire. She sets out to find out who did it, and why.
The Adventures of Miss Maybelle
Price: Free! Words: 60,880. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
Maybelle Dickens spent 20 years in the US Navy and another 30 as a photojournalist, traveling the world. At 75, she moves to western North Carolina to write her memoir at the request of her family. Her story is an honest and salty confession of a woman who lived her life with passion and purpose, albeit unconventionally.
Price: Free! Words: 90,440. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A woman returns home to Charleston, South Carolina, after many years of living in the north. Under the magical spell of the Spoleto Festival she finds a place for herself in the community and a perfect love she never dreamed was possible.
Kisses & Lies
Price: Free! Words: 77,350. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When two friends compete for the same partnership position in their law firm, secrets are revealed that result in one career catapulting toward legal super stardom and the other imploding. In the process two friendships and one marriage are destroyed.
Baiting & Fishing
Price: Free! Words: 96,260. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.92 from 12 reviews)
A newspaper reporter investigates the circumstances of a corporate scandal, and finds the woman of his dreams. Is she his perfect match or a murderess? Is he a heel or a hero?
Merlin's Daughters
Price: Free! Words: 57,480. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Merlin's Daughters tells the Arthurian tale from the standpoint of Gwyneth, the Fairy Queen. Her evil twin, Guenevere, has stolen Excalibur. Gwyneth and Nimue venture into the Human Realm to protect Excalibur, and they become caught up in the drama of Arthur's court. The story also reveals how the Arthurian stories came to be told in so many variations – and why.
A Home For Two
Price: Free! Words: 109,220. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mia Thomas has buried herself in her work since her husband's death in a freak accident. Against her better judgment she agrees to go on a European cruise with her daughter's family. The first night at sea she meets a widowed attorney and a shipboard romance ensues, that doesn't fizzle when the ship docks. Against all odds, Mia and Jeremy rediscover love and find a home of their own.
Marianne's Vacation
Price: Free! Words: 67,440. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In 1973, Marianne Delios turned 40 and her only child went away to college. She traveled to Provence to visit her mother's grave and decide what to do with the rest of her life. Luke Payne's career playing bad guys in B-movies had stalled. He traveled to Provence with a stack of scripts looking for his breakout role. They meet and fall in love. Thirty years pass before the happily ever after.
Always Faithful
Price: Free! Words: 69,890. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A lawyer and her husband wrestle with demons from their past as they deal with with retirement and a newly empty nest.
The Way Home
Price: Free! Words: 81,290. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
"The Way Home" is a love story set in a tiny town in Georgia populated by the kind of good folks who go to church on Sundays and bake pies for sick neighbors. Following her mother's death, Bessie Morgan returns to town, after living away for 30 years, to care for her mentally handicapped older brother. She finds a place in the community and resurrects a love she thought was lost forever.

Smashwords book reviews by Meredith Rae Morgan

  • Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1) on Sep. 30, 2011

    It is late 19th Century in rural New Zealand. Amy Leith is fifteen years, and she has been managing the household by herself since her grandmother's death. Suddenly one day, her father comes home with a new bride from Aukland. The troubles that ensue, from verbal and emotional abuse heaped upon her by her wicked stepmother to what amounts to repeated statutory rape by the stepmother's visiting brother (who adds insult to injury when he abandons Amy after she tells him she is pregnant), carry the story forward at a breakneck pace. Despite her youth, Amy is a strong and worthy heroine, with both grit and a loving (if almost fatally naive) heart. Susannah is an almost fairy-tale caliber wicked stepmother. Jack is a loving father, limited by, but occasionally sublimating, the culture of his era. The rest of the characters are an interesting collection of period characters, some of which are almost stereotypical, but all of whom come across as realistic in the context of the narrative. This was a good story, well-told. It is the first of a series. This one's free. We'll have to pay for the others. I've already bought the second one. I can't wait to see if Charlie Stewart turns out not to be as misogynistic as he is thought to be by the neighbors. (I hope not -- for Amy's sake. She deserves a break.) Well done! I will definitely read more of this author's work.
  • The Jackpot on Dec. 07, 2011

    Samantha Khouri is the daughter of Lebanese immigrants who run a failing grocery store. She has slaved for seven years as an associate in a blue-stocking law firm in Richmond, Virginia, and believes she is on the brink of being made partner. She is wrong. Carter Pierce is a partner in the firm who makes millions, but his wife and daughters are spending it faster than he can haul it in. Living in a mansion, surrounded by every imaginable luxury, Pierce knows that he cannot pay his bills. He needs to get his hands on some money -- fast. Julius Wheeler is an ex-con who lives in the projects and works as a janitor for the law firm. The day before the Christmas holiday, Julius walks into Samantha's office with a $415 million dollar winning lottery ticket. He tells her that people are trying to steal it from him and he and asks the firm to help him find a place to hide over the weekend until he can cash the ticket. He also wants them to help him manage the money. It's enough money to save Khouri's job, and potentially buy her a partnership. It's also enough money to kill for -- and there's plenty of killing. The bad guys are really despicable or at least smarmy, just the way bad guys should be. The good guys are decent people, with believable flaws and interesting quirks. The writing is fast paced, and the action is relentless. The ticket is a little like the Tolkien's ring: It affects every person who touches it, sometimes in surprising ways. Each of the characters navigates the moral and ethical quandaries attendant with possession of the ticket in different and interesting ways. The ending was fantastic! I did not see it coming until the very last second, and I love it when an author can surprise me with a twist. The only sour note for me was the Epilogue. I'm not a fan of epilogues wrapping up all the loose ends. (I'm one of those readers who doesn't mind loose ends.) I highly recommend this book, and I hope Kazzie publishes something else soon.
  • One Deadly Sister a Women Sleuths Mystery Romance (Sandy Reid Mystery Series #1) on Dec. 31, 2011

    This had everything I love in a book: Florida wierdness; a strong female character; suspense; humor. A great read. I'll be reading more of Hoisington's books. I did a full review on my blog:
  • Call of the Herald on Jan. 04, 2012

    This is the first of a series, set in a mythical place that seems suspiciously like Australia. An ancient legend about the coming of "The Herald" appears to be about to come true. The people of Godsland are under attack from a foreign nation that wants to destroy the Herald because they fear it will attempt to destroy them. The Herald appears in the guise of a young girl. She possesses enormous powers that she does not know how to control. Guarded by a small group of faithful friends, she journeys across the land, in search of a safe place, while fighting the invaders to protect her homeland. The book was very well written. The characters were interesting and engaging. The bad guys are super bad. The heroes are good people, but flawed in ways that make them believable and sympathetic. I think the book could have benefited from more backstory: I wanted to know the source of the legends, a little more of the history of Godsland and the origin of their enmity with the invaders. I'm guessing that information will be contained in the next volume of the series. It was a good story, well told.