Meika writes fiction that's fun, romantic, and never forgets the importance of Emergency Ladies Brunches. SOS mimosas please!
When she moved to Dallas, Texas in 2021, she encountered the splendors of southern hospitality for the first time. From that THE CARNIVORE CATASTROPHE, Book One in The Pecan Bay Predicaments Series, was born. Book Two, VACATION HANGOVER, will be available to preorder in winter 2023, in addition to a new series that takes place in far-off places.
She also writes romance under a pen name. In Issue 39 Autumn 2023 of Evening Street Press, you can find Meika Macrae’s YA comic crime short story “A Dictionary of Dads.” The novel on which it is based under the same name is COMING SOON.
In 2007, she was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished Crime Novel in Canada for EGO TENDERLOIN. Hats worn include a commercial writer/producer for radio and an international correspondent for the Tico Times in Costa Rica.
She has a BA in history from the University of British Columbia and continues to search for fun historical facts to this day. Home is a hard place to define other than her mother’s current home in Montana because she’s lived in far too many cities across North America, satiating impractical whims.
Social media, if you’re partial, includes Twitter: @meikamacrae, Facebook: @MeikaMacraeAuthor, Instagram: MeikaMacraeAuthor, and Goodreads: Meika Macrae.
The Carnivore Catastrophe
Introducing award-nominated writer Meika Macrae in her debut novel that's fun, romantic, and never forgets about the importance of Emergency Ladies Brunches. SOS mimosas, please!
THE CARNIVORE CATASTROPHE is Book One in THE PECAN BAY PREDICAMENTS SERIES.
Five books into her Francesca series, Beatrice Quincy’s publisher threatens to drop her like she’s a sizzling steak. She gets it. Her main character is nothing but a glorified harlot and she’s feeling dry-aged about her leg-parting ways herself. Romantic emotions are too hard to swallow upon discovering her late husband’s shoebox full of Tiffany’s receipts for jewelry that never wound up on her own plate. If she can’t remember romance anymore, how can she write about it?
But the looming career bomb is nothing but bad timing. Now that she’s inherited a steakhouse, she needs to sell it ASAP. Not only is it a financial sinkhole, she doesn’t eat meat!
On a desperate whim to save her career, she flings out a book proposal based on her own carnivore crisis. Now life becomes marbled with her main character. But there’s a whole new problem gnawing on the horizon: Bobby, her childhood crush, owns Bobby’s Brisket and seems dead set on chasing her steakhouse out of town.
With all her hopes pinned to the upcoming neighborhood Fall Festival, her friends in Pecan Bay are shredded between Beatrice and Bobby. Worse, her twin college-age boys know their meatless mum excels at blind-tasting tizzy fits. The deeper she digs herself into a flambé of her creation, the more she starts to question if romance should be off the menu...