Home – Meg Mims
Home is in Michigan, the Mitten state. I’m an award-winning author who loves clocks. Pocket watches for both men and women, grandfather or grandmother clocks, carriage clocks, wall clocks, even sundials. Why? Time plays an important role in a mystery. The “ticking clock” ratchets up the suspense and gives the reader a sense of foreboding — will the hero/heroine solve the puzzle? save the world? whatever they’re supposed to do before time runs out?
Time plays a major part in all of my books. I hope my readers enjoy that aspect as much as I do.
I was born and raised in Michigan and love watching the four seasons. I live with my supportive husband and two dogs — a “make my day” Malti-poo and the Lhasa Apso rescue dog featured in SANTA PAWS - and I wrote about my beloved cat, now chasing mice beyond the Rainbow Bridge, in SANTA CLAWS. I consider myself an Eastern greenhorn who writes western mysteries – especially since horses do not love me. The feeling is mutual. Oh, I love to watch them or pet them or feed them carrots. But ride? I’ll take my car, thanks.
My agent is shopping my Great Lakes lighthouse mystery series, and I also write contemporary romance set in Michigan. One day I’ll continue the YA medieval fantasy I started — the first chapter was included in the Hazard Yet Forward anthology. I’ve written website articles about lighthouses and lighthouse keepers for Lake Effect Living as well. I have a short western novelette coming out soon in A Wolf Creek Christmas, plus a novella about a cat – SANTA CLAWS. Busy busy!
I’m also one-half of the D.E. Ireland team writing a cozy mystery series for St. Martin’s Press. The Deadly series will be debuting in 2014! WOULDN’T IT BE DEADLY features Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins solving a murder mystery together.
How fabulous is that? We think it is!
So, to sum it all up, I write ‘blended genre fiction. Mystery with intrigue and a dash of romance, and vivid details in setting, characters, clothing, food whether in a historical or contemporary novel. I’m an avid reader myself, and enjoy books with such blends of various genres.
“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
― Gustave Flaubert
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye