Meriam Wilhelm


After spending over thirty five years in education I discovered my love for writing and decided that it was time to retire to create my own magical beach city. Modeled after Redondo Beach, California, where I grew up - I’ve had a super time introducing readers to the Merriman community. A family of witches filled with love, magic and never ending adventure, these three sisters and their extended family members are constantly running into one paranormal problem after another.
My latest book, Murder By Magic, is my first attempt at writing a cozy mystery and I hope that you find as much enjoyment reading it as I did writing it. Feel free to stop by my website where you can see my other books and learn about my love for sewing and traveling. I even included a picture of me and one of my troll friends that I met on my recent trip to Bergen, Norway.
I hope that you find your own magic soon...until then, you can borrow mine!

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 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

Where to buy in print


The Reluctant Witch Series Book Four: Teddy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,890. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
To protect her family and friends, Teddy must dig deep and conjure up her most valuable power – courage!
The Reluctant Witch Series Book Two: Charlie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,090. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
Charlie Stewart is a beautiful, beach bodied blonde. A talented graphic artist with a spunky personality, Charlie has a real zest for life and a “kick butt” drive to succeed. Who would have guessed that she's a witch too? She sure didn't.
The Reluctant Witch Series Book Three Jodie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,040. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Learning that your family is entrenched in magic is stressful enough, but having the salvation of witchcraft dropped onto your shoulders is a real bummer. Becoming a witch was definitely not on Dr. Jodie Stewart’s bucket list.
The Reluctant Witch Series Book One: Magenta
Price: Free! Words: 81,260. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
Learning that you’re a witch can be unexpectedly intoxicating. It can also be downright frightening!
The Witch of Bergen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,120. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
Can two hearts really reconnect over time and space? Will love conquer all or will Carynn and her dreams be swallowed up in a cauldron of fear, deceit and murder?
The Witches Of New Moon Beach Boxed Set
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 212,140. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
A touch of witchcraft around every corner; New Moon Beach is an inviting beach town filled with mystery, romance, intrigue and of course – magic. Come and walk our shores with us. Once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave.
Murder By Magic
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
I ran as if my life depended on it, because I was sure that it did!
Sea Dreams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,350. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,290. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,720. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches, 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,950. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Olivia Merriman is a beautiful young witch with more magic than she knows what to do with. She'll need that magic when a selfish land developer, who's also the father of the man she loves, attempts to destroy her business & ruin her love life. Let's just hope she can save her shop & her boyfriend without destroying her beloved town of New Moon Beach
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: $1.99 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 & 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 & 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.