Meriam Wilhelm

Biography

The one thing I learned after all of my years as an elementary school principal is that there is magic everywhere and in everyone. While I miss those amazing moments with kids, I have always wanted to let my imagination run wild as I find my own magic and write about it. When I retired, I started wrote my first books, a trilogy called The Witches of New Moon Beach and inspiration wasn't hard to find.

I have lived in Redondo Beach all my life and New Moon might bear more than a passing resemblance to my hometown. Every day I walk on the path that runs along the beach, sometimes with my sisters, but most often with my thoughts as I plot my next book.

I am long married and mom to three great grown kids. When I'm not writing or walking on the beach, you'll find me sewing, reading or traveling. My last trip was to Alaska where I came face to face with a bear. What a trip!.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am blessed with a really wonderful life, but I wasn't always sure it would be that way. About 25 years ago, I was diagnosed with MS. I'd only been married a few years, my kids were all small, I had a full time job that I loved and I was terrified that I was going to lose it all. I made a promise to myself that everyday, as soon as I woke up and my feet touched the floor, I would say thank you for being able to walk to the shower. Fortunately, after the early episodes of the disease, the MS went into remission and I have had no further occurrences. I continue to be grateful each and every day. Every day is a new challenge, a new opportunity to live life, to tell my husband and kids that I love them and to enjoy the simple pleasure of walking on the beach.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing, you will find me either walking on the beach or in a fabric store in search of the right fabric to finish off a quilt or two. My husband and I recently retired and we have been doing quite a bit of traveling. We started off with a trip to New England. Having read many historical novels about the Boston and Salem areas, I enjoyed walking the streets and visiting all of the historical sites. I always have a book tucked in my purse as I am an avid reader and love reading mysteries, historical romances and anything on mediums and witches. More recently we've just returned from a trip to Alaska and will spend some time in Florida as well as Palm Springs. Everywhere we go I take pictures - some of which you can find on my website www.meriamwilhelm.com. When we are not traveling, we have 3 great kids who have grown into wonderful adults with interesting lives of their own. We love spending time with each of them.
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Where to find Meriam Wilhelm online


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Books

Sea Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,670. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
New Moon Beach is a mess and it’s up to resident witch and City Mayor - Harmony Merriman, to make some immediate changes. After promising not to use her own magic, Harmony’s forced to recruit the assistance of a few other ladies of witchy persuasion, several dozen enchanted cupcakes, her wave walking great-aunt, and a whole lot of luck to bring prosperity back to her little city by the sea.
Sunset Spells
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,560. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Join us for the long awaited wedding of Olivia Merriman and Jonathan Maxwell. I’ll bet you thought it would never happen - well neither did Olivia! Dealing with her new found super-powers, a demanding Coven, jealous sisters, an on- again, off-again relationship and an evil wizard who just won’t go away has put a real damper on Olivia’s wedding plans.
Midnight Madness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,210. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
As if Olivia Merriman doesn’t have enough to do in her beloved town, New Moon Beach, now her grouchy great-grandmother has recruited her to head up their coven of witches. Her sisters are miffed, the coven is pushing her to accept the job, and to top it all off an evil wizard is messing with her love life. ​What's a witch to do?
Night Flight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,900. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
For young witch, Olivia Merriman, life is nearly perfect in her beloved town New Moon Beach. But Olivia, she fears that something is amiss when her spells go wrong, she’s developed an uncontrollable habit of night flying. If she doesn’t get it under control soon Olivia's afraid that she is going to lose it all.
Morning Magic
Price: Free! Words: 49,530. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
New Moon Beach is a charmed hamlet by the sea, but when Olivia Merriman returns home to open her dream shop, the town becomes downright magical - Until someone brews up a plan that will devastate the town - unless Olivia's attempt at a little morning magic does it first.
Parent/Teacher Conferences: What Every Parent & teacher Should Know
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Reference
Avoid all of the school year drama by establishing a positive working relationship with your child's classroom teacher. Knowing how, when and where to meet with teachers, counselors and principals will make the school year flow more smoothly and result in success for you and your child.
The Kindergarten Train
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,430. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
As the time for Kindergarten approaches many parents are filled with happiness, anticipation and perhaps a little bit of anxiety as they wonder if their child is truly ready to enter school. The Kindergarten Train provides answers parents are looking for.
Homework Hang-Ups Tips for Helping Your Child with Homework Demands
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Reference, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Elementary
Don't let homework demands ruin your child's life. Find the formula for your child to conquer their homework chaos and deal with any homework hang-ups.
Bath, Book & Bed
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Parent participation
Kids can be ingenious as they search for new and different ways to push back their bed time. Before you give in or give up, learn a few new strategies to make bedtime a calmer, happier experience for your whole household.
Bully Maze Finding A Way Out Revised Edition 11/15
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,270. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Parenting » Reference
Bullying happens in every school and community and the effects can be devastating for the child , family, school and neighborhood. The good news is that, whether your child is a bully or a victim, there is a way out of the bully maze. Identify the warning signs, and empower your child with strategies, language and skills they need to find their way out.

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