meridith-patersonRaised in small town Maine, Central, North, and South, I emerged from a bookworm childhood with a love of long hours in libraries, writing in coffee shops and travelling to faraway places. After graduating from the University of Maine at Presque Isle with a degree in English and Lancaster University with a Master’s in Creative Writing, I became passionate about education with a particular interest in ESL and writing. Currently, I teach English at Istanbul Technical University and continue to write as a Mainer living abroad.


Teaching House-New York

Lancaster University

University of Maine at Presque Isle

Places of Employment (not including odd jobs)

Istanbul Technical University School of Foreign Languages

The Star Herald