About Megan

About Megan

My name is Megan Cutler; I write character driven science-fiction and fantasy stories that aren't afraid to ask tough questions!

I grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania, the oldest kid in the family (including cousins). Books have been part of my life as long as I can remember. My mother says I used to 'force' her and my grandmother to read me the same book over and over before I learned to read, so that I could memorize them and 'read' them for myself. I used to take books to the playground during recess. I bonded with one of my best friends because she noticed me reading and decided to share her favorite books with me. My grandmother and I were members at the local bookstore; we used to race to see who could get their complimentary gift card first. I didn’t have many friends, but I didn’t need many. I had books. And I had friends who loved books as much as I did.

As a teenager, books offered easy escape from the mundane life of a rural highway town. From the confines of my room, I explored subterranean caves and deep space. The characters in the books I read taught me about bravery, survival, and recovering from loss. It didn't take long for stories to form in my head, clamoring to escape. I started hiding a second notebook beneath the one I used for notes during class. I spent my free time writing stories, building worlds, and sketching characters and maps. Snow days were glorious opportunities for unbridled creativity.

In 2003, two weeks after I graduated high school, I married the love of my life and moved to Toronto, Canada. For eight years, I set aside my dreams of publishing while I learned to be a grown up. I studied Information Technology and Networking at Seneca College. I became a Canadian Citizen. And my husband trained to be a teacher. But I always kept writing.

In 2011, my husband accepted his first teaching job in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. When his modest salary proved enough to support us, I began my dedicated journey to becoming an author. In 2013, my husband accepted a teaching position and England and I followed him across the ocean. While we were there, I published my first novel, Island of Lost Forevers, a major milestone on my journey. Crossroads of Frozen Eternity followed a year later, shortly after our return to Canada. I completed my first trilogy in 2016 with the release of Sea of Twisted Souls and started working on the Eternity's Empire series shortly after.

It has always been my hope to craft stories that can carry others through the rough seas of life, just as books and stories have always lifted my spirits during dark times. My most recent projects have involved a high fantasy re-imagining of Dante's Inferno and an epic space opera spanning ten thousand years.

If you've enjoyed or are interested in my work, please do leave a comment or review - I'd love to hear from you!