Port Huron hometown author makes her debut with superhero romance novel

Port Huron hometown author Meghan Wiley was 14 years into her career as an elementary school teacher when she decided to step back from education to pursue her passion for writing.

Lightheartedly referring to herself as a dragon slayer, stargazer, superhero dog mom, and author by night, Wiley says that writing was always her first love, even as a child. Never without a book, she found herself drawn to stories where she could explore and live in imaginary worlds.

“I saw Avengers Endgame in the theater in 2019, the credits started rolling at the finish, and I began to think seriously about writing a novel of this genre, showcasing a relationship between superheroes,” Wiley says. “I’m a big fan of friends-to-lovers novels.”

Wiley, who goes by the pen name Meghan Monarch, debuted her first book “Saving Tatum” in June 2023, the first in her Heroes of Red series. The adult superhero romance novel depicts the main character, Tatum, who finds herself struggling with anxiety and panic attacks following the sudden reappearance of her biological father after a 12-year absence.

Wiley says the series is set in what she calls a “loose form of Port Huron” with recognizable landmarks and locations such as the Raven Café.

“There are definite obvious tie-ins to my hometown, and more books are coming,” Wiley says.

Wiley says she misses the children she taught over the years, but currently has no plans to return to teaching. She is currently working on two additional romance novels and is busy writing the second book in the Heroes of Red series which she hopes to release in 2024.

In addition to her writing, Wiley enjoys encouraging aspiring writers and provides advice regarding publishing on her website for those considering a career in authoring books.

She will be signing her book during the Blue Water International Comic-Con in Port Huron on Nov. 18. To learn more about Wiley and her books, visit meghanmonarch.com or   facebook.com/authormeghanmonarch.
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Rita MacDonald is a U.S. Army veteran and a full-time registered nurse who claims that her Irish and Scottish heritage is the reason for her love of storytelling. She is the mother of two adult sons, “Gummy” to her three grandchildren, loves talking with anyone who will engage in a conversation, and “eats life with a shovel!” In addition to her work with The Keel, Rita is a contributor for the Thumbprint News, an author of three books, and writes a blog at kitchentabledevotions.com.