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. In November of 2017 we welcomed a daughter into our family.

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, food, and laughing really hard. You can often find me teary-eyed over cute animals, good movies, and my favorite songs. I've written 4 cookbooks and you can find them here.

Please stay a while and say hello.