About Freckled Italian

Hi, I'm Megan.

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.

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 big dreams of a literary life. 

I love running, cooking, coffee, Paleo food, and laughing really hard. You can often find me teary-eyed over cute animals, good movies, and my favorite songs. My first two cookbooks are here and here on Amazon, and my third one is coming out in the winter of 2017 (just after the arrival of our first child, a daughter)!

Please stay a while and say hello.