Meet the Writer: Megan Cyrulewski

I want to thank Megan for answering my questions. She has been kind enough to send me a copy of her book to review at GTL in the future. To learn more about Megan, check out her website.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I loved writing and began to develop stories in elementary school. Mr Klaver, my 4th grade teacher, pushed me into creative writing. He obviously saw something in my writing!

How have you developed creatively since then?
I majored in Journalism and had a double minor of English and History in college. I loved writing the news but my professors would critique my articles telling me they were too “creative” or “flimsy” for a newspaper. I never pursued a career in journalism after college, but I am so happy to finally be able to write creatively!

Are there aspects of your writing that readers might find challenging to them?
I write exactly how I talk, so either people get my sarcasm or they don’t. My memoir has a lot of sarcasm in it because even though there are some pretty heavy topics in my book, I wanted to lighten the mood at times.

Did you do any research for your novel?
I did research Narcisstic Personality Disorder for my book. It was something that my therapist suggested I do to understand NPD a little better.

Did you learn anything from writing your book?
I learned that I’m a heck of a strong woman to have gone to my deepest darkest place and not only recover but write about it.

Many times, writers find a creative niche. What is yours, and how do you fit into it?
I’m not sure I want to be in a “niche.” Right now, I’m working on my first work of fiction – a crime fiction novel. I am loving it! Does that mean I’ll keep writing crime fiction? I don’t know. I’ll go wherever my writing takes me!  🙂

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