About Meeg

Hello & Welcome!

 

I’m Meeg Pincus. Kidlit nonfiction author. Humane educator. Book editor. Library lover. Diverse kidlit advocate. The happily book nerdy list goes on.

 

I have a lifelong passion for nonfiction books. Reading them, writing them, editing them. I’ve been writing & editing nonfiction in some form or another for over 25 years—and I still love it. (Learn more about my writing/editing background—and my much longer, full name—here.)

 

I’m also passionate about education & making our world a kinder, healthier, more inclusive & affirming place. This led me to the field of humane education: teaching people to be “solutionaries”—problem-solvers who help people, animals & the planet.

 

Nowadays I write “Solutionary Stories” for elementary-age children—nonfiction & informational books that inspire kids to make a difference.

 

Career Stuff 

I'm a former newspaper journalist & scholar-in-training (four years of graduate school in cultural studies/communication—focusing on race/class/gender—at UW-Madison & UC-San Diego). So I have a background in, and love for, research that means I dive deep & attempt to be incredibly accurate in every topic I write about.

Active in SCBWI (San Diego chapter) and a particpant in the Highlights Foundation Nonfiction Master Class & nonfiction workshops with the Writing Barn (where I've taught as well!), I like to always keep improving my craft. 

I'm also the founder of Nonfiction in Color -- a website/blog celebrating new, diverse children's illustrated nonfiction books.

 

I have a great agent, Jenna Pocius of Red Fox Literary.

Family, Life & More

I'm grateful to have a diverse family (with a mix of religions, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, and disabilities), so I've always incorporated diversity of many kinds into my writing and work. For me, part of being a solutionary is focusing first on compassion for all beings, and giving voice to those who are marginalized.

Along with being a writer/editor/humane educator, I'm also lots of other things, such as...

  • A homeschooling mom of two kind, curious children. (Them being kind is what I'm most proud of—though curious is a close second. And, yes, we've been homeschoolers since before the pandemic, which means our homeschooling has actually included a lot of live activities & socializing!)

  • An artist. (I spend my free time doing artsy things like creating clay figure sculptures, decoupaging journals, and singing in a 9-woman acoustic group.)

  • A book hoarder. (I have a bookshelf in every room of my house. I always have a stack of about six books I'm reading. And about ten on hold at the library.) 

  • A plant-powered chef. (Well, not really a chef—but I do feed my family all plant-powered foods. And I make a mean vegan brownie & choco-berry green smoothie! Can you tell I also love chocolate?)

  • An animal mama. (My daughter talked me into adopting parakeets and I fell in love with them. Then we adopted a 5-year-old Yorkie, who's now my snuggly writing buddy!)

  • A perennial student. (I love learning! I'm always taking writing classes. I completed two humane education training programs, and even a science-heavy Plant-Based Nutrition program through Cornell University.)

  • A Broadway musical buff. (My whole family can bust out lyrics from Hamilton, Wicked, Newsies or Into The Woods—just ask us. Really...ask us!)

  • A wife of an award-winning, math-rappin' teacher. (He trains teachers around the country, he writes books, too, and he raps & teaches about the times tables here.)

  • A Southern Californian. (I love playing with my family at our local beach, and scanning the waves for dolphins and sea lions. I squeal every single time I spot one. Every. single. time.)

I've recently decided to move away from current social media platforms.

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