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About Meghan Wilson Duff

Meghan Wilson Duff has been busy writing picture books. How Are You, Verity?, illustrated by Taylor Barron and released by Magination Press in August 2023 is their first published book.

When they were young, they loved to spend time investigating tide pools and wanted to be a marine biologist. Somewhere along the way they got distracted by trying to figure out other people, and they ended up studying anthropology in college and clinical psychology in graduate school.

They worked as a child and family therapist and adolescent addictions treatment provider and then transitioned to full time teaching. Currently, they are faculty in the Psychology & Community Studies program at University of Maine at Machias. They teach mental health and substance use services courses. 

Meghan enjoys collaborating with K-12 teachers and school staff, as well as other community partners. They provide professional development workshops on supporting autistic students and on neurodiversity. They also enjoy visiting classrooms and working with younger students.

They are a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance (MWPA), and part of the the Maine Writing Project (MWP) and the National Writing Project's Writers Council.

At any given time, they are likely in the middle of multiple books and rotating between reading a science fiction novel, a middle grade novel, picture books, and nonfiction books as well. Reading has long been their favorite activity. Learning to enjoy writing was not easy and took much longer than you might imagine. Meghan still enjoys investigating tide pools and looking under rocks. 

Meghan When They Were Little

They loved any excuse to be in or by the water and learn about aquatic animals.

Meghan at the aquarium near the touch tank. They are being introduced to a sea urchin.
Meghan and a pickerel they caught.
Meghan and their dad holding live lobsters. Meghan is keeping an eye on the open claw.