In the real world, she’s the mother of two amazing
daughters and wife of one of the smartest men she knows. When she’s not
writing, she loves to laugh with her family and friends, is a pro at finding
whatever her kids lost in plain sight, and spends way too much time closing
doors that should never have been left open in the first place. She believes
humor is the only way to get through the day and does not believe in sharing
She writes contemporary romance, some of which are
mainstream and some of which involve Jewish characters. She’s published with
The Wild Rose Press and all her books are available through Amazon and Barnes
2020 Character Interview
Meg: Hi. People around here
know me as Meg Clancy. I’d prefer to leave it at that if you don’t mind.
Beverley: Where did you grow up?
Beverley: During what time period does your story take place?
Meg: Current day.
Beverley: What’s your story/back story? Why would someone come up
with a story about you?
Meg: Oh, this is tricky. See, I’m not
allowed to say too much about my background, and when people find out, they
tend to think the worst of me. But maybe you’ll be different. I hope so. What I
can tell you is that I was in publicity for some well-known people. I value my
friends more than anything, and that got me in more trouble than I ever thought
possible. I paid my dues and I’m trying to get my life back together. Simon has
been helping me—he’s given me a place to live—and this town of Gulls Point,
Maine seems like a great place to put down roots. Finally!
Beverley: What’s your goal in this story?
Meg: My goal is to pay my debt and finally be free to tell the truth so that I can live my life on my own terms. Hopefully with Simon in Gulls Point, but that’s looking unlikely.
Beverley: What conflicts are you facing?
Meg: My dad doesn’t want me to tell the
truth because it could be bad for his business, but I’m hoping I can convince
him otherwise. As for my relationship with Simon, he’s an amazing man, but I’m
finally ready to step out into the world, and he’s still hiding in the shadows.
So I’m not sure we’re going to be able to survive. But I hope so.
Beverley: Do you have a plan for resolving them?
Meg: Simon has to make his own decision.
As for my dad, I plan to talk to him and convince him that the truth is always
better than a lie. I’m his daughter. Family should always come first.
Beverley: Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?
Meg: Loyalty and truth are the most
important things to me. I’m done judging people by their outsides.
Blurb for A Reckless Heart
Meg Thurgood, former society girl, took
the blame for her friend and paid a steep price. Now all she wants is solitude
and a chance to rebuild her life. She thinks she's found that in an isolated
house she rents from a mysterious stranger.
Simon McAlter has hidden in his house on the coast of Maine since a fire left him scarred. A successful landscape architect who conducts his business and teaches his classes remotely, he's lost his inspiration and is trying to pretend he's not lonely.
Simon's new neighbor is more than he bargained for. When he learns Meg's secret, will he retreat into the shadows or will he learn to see past the surface and trust in Meg's love?
A Reckless Heart
Meg walked with Simon on the rocky beach, waves on her right, cliffs on
her left, and seagulls overhead. This time, her lungs expanded, her respiration
slowed, and she became hyper aware of him. He took longer strides than she did,
but after they’d gone a few feet, he shortened his.
She appreciated the consideration. It only made her more aware of his
muscular thighs. Their arms brushed as they walked, and tingles shot up her
neck. It was an accident, wasn’t it? He stepped away, but a few strides later
the uneven ground pushed them together, and their bodies brushed against each
other. She listened to his breath hitch at the contact, and he didn’t move
Nervous laughter bubbled in her chest.
They’d been close before and held hands. Granted, he’d covered hers on the
ladder, but still. It wasn’t the first time they touched. Why was this
different? She remembered the sensations when he’d covered her hand on the
roof— warmth and roughness and safety. And she wanted it. She bumped her hand
against his, on purpose, to feel his skin. It wasn’t smooth like hers. Its
texture, unique to him, fascinated her. A moment later, he rubbed his arm
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