About Me

What would you like to know? Something brought you to this page, this blog. I can’t tell you everything about me. Some of that I haven’t figured out for myself. However…

I am a writer. I write because I love to read. In fact, I’m a book junkie. I need to read. I want to climb in books and live there. I want to meet the characters, walk in their shoes, fight their battles, fall in love with their heroes…  Oh, I do go on, don’t I? Anyway, what passionate reader doesn’t dream about being a writer?  Ah, perhaps that’s just me. Does that mean I’m living the dream? Well, maybe. I’m sure every writer’s dream is to end up a best seller or at least modestly profitable. Nevertheless, an aspiring author knows this is a marathon not a sprint.

What do I write about?  I have published five books in a series on Amazon. The novels are set in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where I live. They are stories about ordinary people with families, people who fall in love and sometimes find themselves in outrageous circumstances.  Add some suspense, humor, family dynamics and good conversation and voila! Please visit my Author Page  or see The Bucks County Novels page for a synopsis of each of the titles. My debut novel: Three Empty Frames won first prize in The Writer’s Digest E-book Awards for Mainstream Fiction. I have a stand alone historical novel in the works, which I hope to have completed and  ready for publication in early 2019. My poem “Just Burn” has been published in Diverse Verse, A Poetry Collection and my short story “Dissolved” has been published in Pennsylvania’s Emerging Writers 2018.

On my blog, I share my short stories, research and some of the lessons I’ve learned on writing and editing –including errors and blunders– and the things that move and inspire me. You will also find my poetry, art and photography –my other grand passions. I love the idea of connecting with other creative people who are trying to live their dreams, as well. Honest feedback is always welcome, just promise to be respectful and courteous. And above all else, know that I am very happy to meet you!

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146 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Ah…I know how difficult it is to juggle a day job and writing. Thank you Meg for the inspiration. I tend to get into a lazy mode often, but now I shall keep you as a idol in mind. I hope to be a writer too and that’s why I had joined blogging to get me started. Thanks a ton. Looking forward to more posts from you.

    Best
    Garima

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  2. Hi Meg! I love your new theme and your banner photo is great. I don’t know about you but I feel like widgets make any blog look more legit. What do you think? xo Whitney

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  3. I was drawn to the title of ‘Who am I’ – such a complex question for me to answer as I’m still trying to discover who I am. It sounds as though already know?! Such a positive post and I admire that you have achieved so much already as a writer whilst holding down a day job!

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      1. Sadly, I enjoyed it too much. I’ve now watched every episode and am on the edge of my seat waiting for the brooding sheriff to return for another season!

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  4. Dr Meg Sorick, you’ve won a Cyberhug Award for being a truly outstanding person and a wonderful friend to Rashmi! You’re an extremely deserving person, an author, and blog writer. You’ve helped Rashmi enormously so accept your dues and get a Cyberhug (yay!) How do you feel on this momentous occasion?

    Congratulations! You have been nominated for a CYBERHUG AWARD (by Rashmi of mindandlifematters), and even better, you have WON!! You are a Star!

    ‘What have I won?’ I hear you ask (very sensible too). You have won the right to acknowledge that you are a very special human being (pat yourself on the back). More importantly, you’ve earned the right to display a very special CYBERHUG AWARDS CERTIFICATE which states that you are the recipient of one CYBERHUG! Not only that, you’ve gone into my special draw and also won a set of three CYBERHUG GIFT CERTIFICATES (free!) which you can redeem anytime, anywhere for CYBERHUGS! Please see attached (no, it’s not a virus but check anyway).

    I only ask one thing in return, if you know a very special human being who could do with a hug, then nominate them to show you care in the comments (thecyberhugawards.wordpress.com) or through email.

    Hugs and Kisses,

    Emily

    Normally I’ll send this by email, but I can’t find yours so if you wish to receive your special award, please email me at justconsideritblog@gmail.com and I’ll send your awards right to you!

    The Cyberhug Awards, Changing the World One Day at a Time.

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  5. I see you write romance. My interest is not only reading it, but I like to discuss the topic and different subgenres; including how it appeals to readers. This is but a sample of what my blog is about.
    I would be very interested in having you visit my blog and tell me what you think of it.
    Thanks.

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    1. Greetings! I just visited your blog and I think our tastes are similar. I am a huge fan of Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Victoria Holt, Jayne Ann Krentz…..you get the idea. I would love for you to peruse my blog and check out my short stories – most of which are in the romance genre. I’ve written and published 2 novels, have a third nearly ready for publication and a fourth as a rough draft. Let me know what you think!

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      1. The comment I was referring to begins with “Greetings! I just visited your blog and….” Hope this helps clarify things since you left 2 comments. Thanks.

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      1. Great to meet you! Yes, I read that she writes lyrics and her husband plays guitar. I hope that she puts her words to music! I’ve just met Blair, so I’m new to her blog, but it looks wonderful. As far as my avatar is concerned, I’m a bassist/guitarist and home recording enthusiast. So, I thought a gravatar to match my hobby would be nice!

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      2. Blair is hilarious and raunchy and awesome! Brace yourself! 😀 Now I have to check out your songs. That’s so cool. I took guitar lessons for a year out of high school. Wanted to be Nancy Wilson. Stack that on the pile of unfulfilled dreams! Anyway, it’s great to meet you too!

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      3. Love Nancy Wilson! I have to caution you, though. My voice may cause irreparable damage to your ears, to proceed carefully! 😀 Raunchy is ok! My blog can get a bit on that side, so be prepared for that side of it, too.

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  7. Hi Meg!

    I’m just dropping by with a quick question or several… Your books are also available in paperback (via CreateSpace I think) as well as ebook format. Would you recommend other self-published authors such as myself branching out into paperback? It’s a bit of a cheeky question, but has it been worthwhile in your experience?

    I realise a lot of people don’t have Kindle and I’ve been considering other ebook formats. My concern with CreateSpace is that people looking for paperbacks will choose traditionally-published authors and overlook little self-published me!

    Have you done a post on paperback self-publishing? I’ll have a look for it now. Have you considered starting a “Dear Meg” column?

    End of rambling comment 🙂

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    1. Hi J! I have sold exactly 2 paperback versions of my books on Amazon! I do however have a plan which I have not yet enacted. Small independent bookstores are often willing to take supplies of your books on consignment. It does mean upfront cost to you for ordering a case of books to resell. As far as getting them into bigger chain retailers like… well whoever you have in the UK, i haven’t figured that part out yet. Everything I have read about it says to do a paperback, too. There is still a big market for them. Alternatively there are boutique publishers that may be able to print and market your book for you. Again, that will involve upfront costs to you and you will need to make sure that they can list the paperback on Amazon alongside your e-book. Have you published on Smashwords? They will take you into Nook and Apple’s iBooks. That was one of the reasons I redid the cover for Three Empty Frames – they need a high resolution image for their premium catalog. So far no sales there, but it’s only been live for 2 days. Updates to follow! You are more than welcome to e-mail me at drmegsorick@gmail.com with questions, though I think we’re at the same level of experience with the whole business. Nevertheless, it’s good to share ideas! I would, of course, keep your e-mail confidential. How’s that for a rambling answer?!?

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      1. Excellent answer! I keep encountering references to Smashwords so I think I’ll use it. Today I removed some of my ebooks from the Kindle Select plan with that in mind (but won’t be able to publish them as ebooks elsewhere until the Select period expires). I’m wary of anything which involves upfront costs, but it may be something I explore in the future. Thanks for the reply and I’ll drop you an email if I think of yet more questions!

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  8. I’m a NE Philly native, have spent much time up in Bucks County, and my love for chiropractors nearly matches my love of beer. Clearly I need to follow your blog based on that criteria alone. Nice to have met you over on Rob’s site. 🙂

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  9. Hello, Dr. Meg. So I have come up to your blog in my visits to BW members. I see you quite regularly on BW, but for some reason I think this is my first visit here. No, that can’t be because I know I have checked in on your books before. Anyway I needed to get over here and check your follow, so I see you at home more often. Have a great Easter Day.

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