Meredith Flory, Writer

Freelance writer focusing on parenting, faith, education, nerdy pop culture stuff, nature, and military life.

Children's Book Author represented by Dawn Dowdle at Blue Ridge Literary Agency

About Meredith


SCBWI member - M.A. in Children's Literature from K-State - Award-winning educator & writer

Meredith is a freelance writer and author currently living in Texas. She has a master's degree in children's literature from Kansas State University and is a former educator who taught high school, college, and for a short time in a zoo animal education department. Her articles, essays, and short stories have appeared in publications such as Paperbound Magazine, PCSgrades, Military Families, and The Mary Sue. Her column for Augusta Family Magazine won an award from the Parenting Media Association in 2017. She's also a military spouse with two kids, two cats, and a big dog!

Meredith has been writing and reading since childhood, and caught the publishing bug as a teenager when she had a "Letter to the Editor" published in her local newspaper. She majored in Communication Studies and English at Longwood University. After working several years in non-profit development, she switched to teaching, and has taught at both the high school and college levels, earning a Master's in English (Children's Literature) at Kansas State University during this time. She's also worked at a Doggy Daycare and as a Zoo Educator. As an avid hiker, lover of National Parks, and mom to three rescue pets, much of her writing focuses on nature.

After making the decision to stay home with her children, Meredith wanted to continue writing and working professionally, so began her journey as a freelance writer.

She hopes her varied experiences with parenting, homeschooling, teaching, interning at NASA, working at a doggy daycare & a zoo, traveling, and being a military spouse all come across in her writing with heart, humor, and love.

Meredith advocates for mental healthcare for military families. Her recent Op-Ed on Military.com is available here.