About Megan

freckled italian: a lifestyle blog by megan flynn peterson

Hi, I’m Megan.

I'm a wife, mom, writer, and an enthusiast of food and words.

I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area to an Italian mother + an Irish father, then raised in Roanoke, Virginia with a wonderful brother. I spent two years living with a very tall man and a green-eyed rescue pup in Charlotte, North Carolina after a year in Minneapolis, Minnesota (a city that totally stole my heart). In the summer of 2016 the man, the dog, and I packed our things and headed west for a new adventure in--oddly enough--the San Francisco Bay Area, which is where you'll currently find us. In November of 2017 we welcomed our daughter to the family and brought her home from the same hospital where I was born on Thanksgiving--my favorite holiday.

I studied English and Creative Writing at Longwood University before going on to complete an M.A. in Children's Literature from Hollins University in 2012. I have a Where the Wild Things Are tattoo and big dreams of a literary life. I've written 4 cookbooks, which you can find right here.

I love running and barre, coffee, and laughing really hard. I wake up early and I always want to get rid of most of my clothes and I watch the same four shows and movies over and over. I'm a nostalgia junkie and I feel really lucky to be living this beautiful life.

Thanks for being here--please stay a while and say hello.