Meagan Frank is the author of the Choosing to Grow series, a national speaker, writer, teacher, coach, and mother of three.
She is seasonally productive. Her working rhythm can be blamed on two things: Colorado College’s block plan… and the man she met there.
Winter Block consists of carting children to hockey or indoor soccer and writing as much as she can on the variety of projects that litter her desk. She is a regular contributor to the online magazine Books Make a Difference and she is working on three separate books:
Choosing to Grow for the Sport of It: Because All Kids Matter –Five years of research about the youth sports landscape. The goal has been to gain perspective and the tools necessary to provide a positive sports environment for all kids.
A Line in the Water (upmarket women’s fiction manuscript currently under revision) Grace McIntyre toggles between opulence and simplicity. Eventually she has to choose between her connection to an affluent, material world and the pure love she finds when she is stripped of everything she’s known.
Choosing McGuire: A multi-generational narrative of Meagan’s family history interweaving the stories of three generations of McGuires:
- The Sweet Sixteen: a Nebraska farm family consisting of 13 boys and 3 girls in the early 1900’s.
- The Fab Five: told from her father’s perspective, the oldest in a family of five boys born in the span of five years who made their mark in a small Nebraska town and achieved remarkable successes.
- The Final Four, a personal account of Meagan’s experiences as the middle daughter in a family of four kids ultimately abandoned by their alcoholic father.
Spring Block begins with vacation, but ends with a separation and preparation for work on its way. Meagan finds herself single-parenting for six weeks at the end of the school year.
Summer Block rolls around and the crazy begins. Meagan is a manager at the Colorado Renaissance Festival for a pair of kitchens that she and her husband own and run. All the kids work for the family business. (oh yeah, and they all live together in a bus on the festival grounds during the running of the show).
Fall Block means Meagan is likely on a soccer field somewhere. She is currently the head boys’ coach at Menomonie High School.
Meagan enjoys reading, yoga, cross-country skiing, hiking, photography, weightlifting, walking with her husband and their dog Dickens, craft beer, cooking, doing tea, and watching her three children outgrow her.