Megan Denese Mealor
City of Residence
City of Birth
Probable City of Death
33 or 16, depending on the moon
Pisces (we dream in constellations)
Very much taken
My little sun Jesse, age 4
Gee, Megan, what is it that you do?
I’m a writer, a poet mostly, or at least I like to think so. Since 2012, more than ninety of my poems and several short stories have been featured in over seventy literary journals and magazines, most recently The Furious Gazelle, Chantwood Magazine, IO Literary Journal, Rumble Fish Quarterly, and Fogged Clarity.
I was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize by both Neologism Poetry Journal (in which I was the Monthly Featured Poet for November 2017), and by Liquid Imagination.
A complete listing and links to my publications can be found HERE.
Hobbies & Interests
Alligators, air hockey, bowling, astrology, gardening, photography, crocheting, perfume-mixing, jewelry-making, calligraphy, baking, swimming, snorkeling, history, cemeteries, ghost hunting, origami, volunteering, horror movies, thrift stores, yard sales, yoga, feng shui, antiquing, beachcombing.
Favorite Writers & Inspirations
Pablo Neruda, ee cummings, T.S. Eliot, Janet Finch, Stephen King, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Rice, Francesca Lia Block, Philippa Gregory, Carl Sandburg, William Carlos Williams, Amy Hempel, Jane Austen, Mark Doty,
Jaws, Gone With the Wind, Legends of the Fall, The Shawshank Redemption, Life is Beautiful, Forrest Gump, The Descent, The Hills Have Eyes, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Pulp Fiction, Titanic, Bridesmaids, As Good As It Gets, Good Will Hunting, Gladiator, Black Water, The Shallows, Monster, Halloween, Moulin Rouge!, The Others
Favorite TV Shows
Deadly Women, Your Worst Nightmare, I Survived…, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Seinfeld, American Horror Story, The Tudors, Game of Thrones, Salem, Oz, The Office, Oz, Long Island Medium, Ghost Adventures, Dead Files, Judge Judy
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Wander the darkest and most electric places in Jacksonville, taking pictures of luminescent skyscrapers, wild-hearted bridges, and sly skeletal graffiti.
What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I would love to do more photography, more traveling to wherever the beat takes me, rock-climbing, jujitsu. I’ve always wanted to try kickboxing, Pilates, and weight-lifting.
What fictional place would you most like to go?
Fantasia from The Neverending Story. After The Nothing is defeated, and it has been restored to its quirky, lush beauty.
What job would you be terrible at?
A waitress, as I am extremely clumsy and accident-prone.
When was the last time you climbed a tree?
When I was 25 and would have followed him anywhere.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?
What is the most annoying habit that other people have?
Chomping on gum like cows chewing cud. *Shudder* I also cannot stand watching other people brush their teeth, ewwwww.
What job do you think you’d be really good at?
A psychiatrist. After a lifetime of enduring the humiliating, degrading effects of bipolar disorder, I’m very good at detecting signs of mental instability or illness in others, even total strangers.
What skill would you like to master?