March 2023 Speaker – Meg Welch Dendler

Meg Dendler has considered herself a writer since she won a picture book contest in 5th grade and entertained her classmates with ongoing sequels for the rest of the year. Beginning serious work as a freelancer in the ‘90s while teaching elementary and middle school, Meg has over 100 articles in print, including interviews with Kirk Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. She has won contests with her short stories and poetry, along with multiple awards for her best-selling “Cats in the Mirror” alien rescue cat children’s book series.

Meg provides a full range of editing, proofreading, and beta reading packages. Developmental editing and novel development are sometimes possible but not included. Feel free to contact:

Meg is an award-winning author in her own right, but she also works as a freelance editor and proofreader for independent authors and publishers, with over 60 novels completed. Books under her care have become best sellers and won awards through Killer Nashville and WILLA. While she personally writes about alien rescue cats, adventurous dogs, princesses who ride dragons, ghosts, and half-tiger/half-human creations, Meg edits books in nearly every genre—from kidlit to dark motorcycle club romance.

As a freelance writer, Meg has been publishing articles since the early ’90s and has over 100 articles in print, including interviews with Sylvester Stallone, Kirk Douglas, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Meg’s own books have won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Mom’s Choice Award recognition, and Best Juvenile Book of the Year from the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation. Meg and her family live in Northwest Arkansas with their cats, who may or may not be aliens. See MORE at

About C.A. Simonson

C.A. Simonson is a freelance writer and author of six novels and five nonfiction books. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in seven anthologies. Close to 800 informational articles, human interest stories, content pieces, and DIY articles have been published in national print and online magazines, periodicals, and newsletters. Her books are available in paperback, digital, and audio format on Amazon, KOBO, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, and or at With her love of writing and skills as a former IT help desk/trainer, she assists other aspiring authors with editing, formatting, and self-publication. C.A. Simonson lives in the Ozarks of Missouri.
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