Home – Meg Mims
Meg has a fascination with clocks — which is why she is now a member of Sleuths in Time, a group of eight historical mystery authors. 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 mysteries and in life.
Meg is one-half of the D.E. Ireland team writing a cozy mystery series for St. Martin’s Minotaur. The Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins mystery series was first published on September 23, 2014 — WOULDN’T IT BE DEADLY pairs up two famous literary characters from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Book 2, MOVE YOUR BLOOMING CORPSE, will be published on September 22, 2015. How fabulous is that? We think it is!
Born and raised in Michigan, Meg loves watching the four seasons, visiting lighthouses in the Great Lakes and reading books. She lives with her husband and dog — a “make my day” Malti-poo. Her late Lhasa Apso rescue dog is featured in Santa Paws, and her daughter’s late black cat is the star of Santa Claws. Both are now chasing each other beyond the Rainbow Bridge now. Meg also included the names of her older pets and several friends’ pets as well in Home for the Holidays, her newest Christmas novella.
Her contemporary romances are set in Michigan. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, SANTA PAWS, and SANTA CLAWS are Christmas novellas — short and sweet stories. THE KEY TO LOVE is a sweet novella with a Valentine’s Day theme (and the infamous Groundhog Day blizzard). And her short story in the western anthology from Western Fictioneers, A WOLF CREEK CHRISTMAS, features Phoebe Wright, who can do no wrong, and is fired up to redeem a wayward niece. Meg also has a Young Adult medieval fantasy short story (actually a first chapter) in the HAZARD YET FORWARD anthology along with her fellow Seton Hill University colleagues.
She’s written numerous website articles about lighthouses and lighthouse keepers for Lake Effect Living as well.
“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