About

Hi, I’m Megan! I’m a wife, mother, and serial learner. In 2016, Hungry for Authenticity started as an outlet to write openly about my eating disorder journey. I struggled with anorexia, binge-eating, bulimia, and exercise addiction for about a decade. It has been a long road, but I now have a much healthier relationship with food, exercise, and my body. I wrote the occasional blog post, but I mainly set out to write a book helping women recover from eating disorders. The first draft of my book felt like something was off, but I didn’t exactly know why.

In 2018, I was introduced to Pastor Stephen Armstrong’s Verse by Verse Ministry International. He preaches verse-by-verse through God’s Word. It struck a hunger to learn more and change my life to reflect what I was learning. I found the more I consumed, the more I wanted to learn and grow. I’ve been a Christ-follower since second grade. But I never felt an intense desire to pursue Christ with my whole life until that year.

Thus, began my self-directed study of the Bible, theology, and apologetics. I earned a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies and a Certificate in Christian Apologetics along the way. I found I love tackling tough topics from a strictly biblical point of view. As I matured in my Christian faith, my writing content evolved. I scrapped the original draft of my eating disorder book which was full of self-help, motivational, superficial, unbiblical nonsense. Then, I tackled it from a biblical perspective.

In 2020, I self-published the eating disorder book. Then COVID hit, and I used my free time to write a resource about infertility. My husband and I had to navigate our way through the infertility process. It was tricky, so I wanted to create a resource to help other couples. We ended up growing our family through embryo adoption. I discuss IUI, IVF, and embryo adoption from a biblical worldview in the book. I self-published this book later that year.

In 2021, I submitted my book proposals to small Christian publishing companies to see if they could get picked up for traditional publishing. Wipf and Stock Publishers accepted my submissions, and I signed a contract. I took my self-published books offline and published the official copies in 2022!

In the end, though, my writing is simply me plugging away at my sanctification. It’s a way that I have matured in my understanding of theology and gained confidence in expressing my faith. I study and pray my way through one tough topic at a time, then I write about it. It’s not very popular, and it’s not really what my generation wants to hear. But, it’s a way in which I act obediently to God’s call. I have no clue why and what He plans to do with my writing, but my job is to be obedient, and He will sort out the rest.

Besides writing, I have many interests and a hectic personal life. However, I’m a pretty private person online, partly because I don’t enjoy my personal life being on social media. But also because I’m pretty sensitive, and the internet can be a harsh place. When people don’t share much online, sometimes it can come across as impersonal or not relatable or authentic. It’s a tricky balance in this virtual world. I want you to feel like you know me, which helps you understand my books and blog posts more, but I also want to have some privacy and things reserved for my personal life.

I want to share more with you, though, so hopefully this little snipbit will help you get to know me more.

  1. I’ve gotten pretty into CrossFit over the last couple of years. CrossFit has reframed how I view exercise and fitness. It is considered functional fitness in that it develops cardio and strength to help you increase your quality of life. I used to be obsessed about the thin and fit body type. Now, I’m more focused on keeping my body healthy and strong so I can have a high quality of life as I get older. I also love how quick and efficient the workouts are!
  2. In addition to CrossFit, I really enjoy baking, which sounds like an oxymoron. I really enjoy learning and practicing new baking skills. Plus, baking is a science and requires perfection, two things I really enjoy! I don’t tend to eat lots of desserts. But the ones I do eat, I like to be homemade. It makes me appreciate and enjoy the dessert more. As you likely guessed, I really enjoy the Great British Baking Show!
  3. I recently started a year-long fellowship through Wild Health (partners with CrossFit). This fellowship melds my nursing medical background (I have a Bachelors in Nursing and a Registered Nurse license) with my passion for a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Once I complete the program, I’ll be a Precision Care Health Coach. This new type of genomics-based personalized medicine is exciting to me, and I think it will become much more popular.
  4. I knew I would like being a mom, but I didn’t realize how much I would LOVE it! We adopted more embryos so we are praying that we can grow our family again this year!
  5. I am a military wife, so home is wherever my husband, daughter, and two Boston Terriers are stationed.

-Megan