About Me

Meghan Harker graduated from Brenau University in 2011 with a degree in English, a job as an obituary clerk, and an insatiable desire to read anything she could sink her claws into. Though she no longer runs obits, Harker’s taste for ghosts and ghouls hasn’t waned.

Her illustrations promoted the release of Sarah Jude’s YA debut, The May Queen Murders. She’s been a guest at AnachroCon and World Horror, speaking on topics from spiritualism and the occult to diversity in literature.

Harker is currently the Horror Writer for GirlsinCapes.com and a content contributor for Criminal Element. Writing as Lizzie Harker, her short story, “The Things in the Dark,” will be included in massively successful Kickstarter anthology, Not Without You.

When not working on her books or talking about monsters and her debilitating crush on Victor Frankenstein, Harker can be found strolling through antique shops for daguerreotypes or medical equipment, playing Bioshock, building costumes, or slacking off on Twitter. More often than not, she’s researching something weird. She secretly harbors the desire to be a mad scientist.

…Or not so secretly.


You can find her on:

Twitter: @ExquisitelyOdd
Instagram: Meghan_Harker
iTunes: Courting Casualties Podcast

For art commission/inquiries, email: meghanherself at gmail dot com



5 responses to “About Me

  1. We’re friends now. Excellent bio.


  2. Meghan!

    I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Even though I know you write about killing people and that is the opposite of sun shiny, your vlogs and your musings never fail to make me smile, and I think that qualifies you.
 For more info, check out this page on my blog:


    You don’t have to display the award if you don’t want to. However, whatever you decide, I wanted you to know that I enjoy your blog.


  3. Misti Allen

    Hello! I ran across your Hemlock Grove article discussing the differences between the book series and the Netflix show (i’m on the season 1 finale and, just like when I watched True Blood, i’m intending to also read the books). But I noticed that you went to Breneau! And come from a small town with a strange name – I am from the same area of GA so I wonder which of the awkward town names you are from, aha.

    I’m contacting you because I am currently working on my BA in English (creative writing focus), and I found it so odd/wonderfully coincidental that you gained your BA in English and are from a neighboring city. I’m currently attending another GA university and am about 82% sure that I will be the managing editor of our campus’s literary magazine next year.

    If you don’t mind me asking a few questions, I would love an email from you!
    – How has your career shaped since you graduated?
    – What have you done to find work, and do you work in a literary position?
    – What do you do for fun? 😀

    Thanks in advance! I hope to hear from you!

    • I would love to email you, but you forgot to leave me your address!

      My career has been… slow. I, too, was the editor of our literary magazine, The Elixir. I was on staff two consecutive years prior. It would have been three had I known The Elixir existed. As it was, I had a piece of art published my freshman year without knowing it!

      Unfortunately, I graduated in the midst of the economic crash, and writing jobs are few and far between. I worked as the obituary clerk at the Gainesville Times while also working a second retail job and pursuing my goal of finishing my novel. I lucked in to my job at Criminal Element in 2013, and started writing for Girls In Capes.com in May of 2015. I keep my ears out for anything that sounds promising, and I have a few good friends who keep an eye out as well. Sadly, Brenau came with a steep price-tag, so paying down student loans kinda crimps my ability to travel.

      Outside of writing, I’m also an artist and a podcaster, and I have a couple of commissioned pieces in the works for a friend’s May book release.

      I do all sorts of things for fun, including writing! I’m working on a third book, making art in preparation to open an Etsy or Society6 to sell prints; I love visiting cemeteries and museums, reading, swing dancing… basically, if it’s creative and interesting, I’m in.

      I’m looking forward to my career growing. The notion that we need to have everything figured out by the time we’re 18 is silly. It’s going to be hard work, but as long as you’re dedicating your time and energy to something you love, its all worth it.

      I hope that’s what you were looking for! If you have any other questions, feel free to drop me a line: exquisitelyodd at gmail dot com.

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