June 20th, 2017
~ Clashing Waters is complete and ready for publication! I am so excited and thrilled to be able to get it out to you guys! Thank you for sticking with me! Will announce release date soon!

Jan 26th, 2016
~ I am at home today writing away on Clashing Waters. For those dedicated to the series, I have not fogotten about you and the support you have shown me. The Churning Water Series is very much alive!

I am very excited about a book trailer that we shot a few months ago! The trailer is currently in edits and will be gracing the web soon. A special thanks to Jack Smith and Bankston Wallace who were my actors for the film. I am quite certain they are two of the most beautiful people on the planet, and were a delight to work with! Also, a special thanks to Madeline Taylor who served as photographer for the shoot, and to Sam Smith, Merissa & Mia Taylor for their cameos in the trailer.

I know some of you are patiently waiting for Book Two. It is on its way! 

PS - Your Guest Book Comments are HILARIOUS! You should all be writers! ;)

June 2nd, 2015
~As you know, I am passionate about YA fiction. My commitment is to capture the heartfelt romance, intense action, and creative stories while doing so in a way that is teen appropriate. As a teen, my options were limited. The stack of books by my bed consisted of, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables Series, Book of poetry from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass to Shel Silverstein’s A Light in the Attic. I savored classics from Jane Austin to Shakespeare. However, under my bed in a very different stack were the romance novels from authors such as Janet Daily.
 I loved these romance novels!

 *For my teen readers, I encourage you to stay committed to YA Fiction. You have amazing age appropriate options at your fingertips! However my adult readers may enjoy, as I have, the works of Virginia C. Hart, who’s The Fabulous Five series has recently been released for publication.  

 Beneath The Lie (The Fabulous Five Series, #1)

Beneath the Lie by  Virginia C. Hart 
 Beneath the Lie is the first book of the series. It introduces our heroine, Suzanna Caulder, as she says goodbye to college, and is about to embark into the world of ladies professional golf. Dark secrets once separated Suzanna from her high school sweetheart, and former best friend, Patrick. Faced with Patrick’s engagement, Suzanna will reunite in Garden City with her closest friends, The Fab Five, for his engagement celebration. Suzanna will have to revisit her buried feelings for Patrick, despite the flame between her and new beau Wyatt. Her once longtime friend, Wyatt’s devotion to her is as strong as his passion. Suzanna comes face to face with her harbored love for Patrick, and the secret that tore them apart. Despite Patrick’s engagement, he makes it clear that he is still in love with Suzanna. She must decide if she will sacrifice the passion and affection she feels for Wyatt to rekindle the love she once shared with Patrick.

 Virginia C Hart does a masterful job of capturing the reader’s attention for the very beginning of the book. Hart finds a good balance between description and dialogue. Her paragraphs, though a bit on the lengthy side, do not get bogged down in background and description. Instead, the author weaves background information into the story through the action of the story and chapter flashbacks. Guidance from the author under each chapter heading informs the reader the time frame of the chapter.

 Hart’s characters are believable, and their relationships natural. She has an artful way of drawing the reader into the story until the last page. The physicality of the book, though very explicit, is well written, believable and not repetitious. Scenes are sensual and steamy. The author does a good job portraying the passions of young adults without falling into the “shock factor” trap that many romance authors have been presenting as of recent.     

 The storyline of Beneath the Lie is unique. At two-hundred and fifty pages, it packed in quite a bit of romance, sex, friendship, and intrigue. I am looking forward to future installments to further the characterization of the other Fab Five as Hart introduces additional subplots to the story. As a reader, I am usually frustrated with a book that ends with a cliffhanger, but with the next book, The Final Paring, is already in publication. I will forgive Hart for tearing at my heart. (Gotta love a bad pun!)

  Congratulations Virginia C. Hart on what is sure to be a successful series!

March 9th, 2015
I wanted to take a moment to tell you all how much I appreciate the support I have received for my series!  You all have helped to make this possible for me, and for that I am truly blessed! I enjoyed meeting some of you at the Bruce and Lee Foundation Library last month and look forward to talking with more of you at the SC Book Expo May 15th-17th in Columbia, SC.

Thank you for your excitement over the release of Clashing Waters! So far we are still set for the release date of July1st, 2015. There is much to do to make the deadline, but I am determined to get this out to you this summer!

Your emails and letters of support drive me towards the finish line! I do my best to answer each and every one! Be sure to enter the Goodreads giveaway  this month for a signed copy!

Your reviews are very important! Please continue to blow up Amazon, B&N, Kindle, Nook, iBook, etc with your support!

Very cool to see some of you posting quotes on Tumbler, Pinterest  etc. I must admit it always brings tears to my eyes to run across something you have posted! I don't think I will ever loose the feeling that it gives me to know you love these characters as much as I do!
On the funny side ... or not so funny side, Taylor Swift named her cat "Meredith." Now when someone tries to Google me they must scroll through 500 pictures of her cat. Sigh.  Seven years of work and I am trumped by a cat!  ha  Oh well!

Meredith Taylor

June 6th, 2014
So far 2014 has been a great year for Churning Waters! I am excited to have CW selected for distribution through Barnes and Nobles. I am thrilled to have it on their web and in select stores in the coming months. A special "thanks" to my editor Rea Myers for polishing this work in preparation for redistribution. For those of you who received and early copy or a free download during Kindle's promotion, I am aware that your copy mistakenly contains errors. Updates are available on your Kindle, or if you purchased an early hard copy, I will be happy to send you a newly edited version. Sales are still doing great on Amazon and Kindle, but still a bit slower on Nook and Apple.  Your positive reviews are very important!  Please keep them coming and post a review if you have not done so!  Thank you to my "super fans"! Your enthusiasm keeps me writing!  You will love Clashing Waters! I am working hard this summer to have it available to you soon!  My biggest supporters will receive their copies first ... yes, I know who you are! I love to hear from you!  Find me on Goodreads!  

January 6th, 2014
With the start of the New Year, I am excited to announce Churning Waters has reached 900 eBook sales in the last two months!  Regular books sales are also going great. I am glad to have CW now on several retail shelves.  Before Christmas a friend notified me that CW was on Goodreads! And just this week, I was invited to be a Goodread author.  I would love for you to find my author page and become a fan!  This sends updates to your Goodreads account.  I also discovered that CW was listed in many categories on Listopia ... so your votes would be appreciated! These small steps are encouraging.  Thank your for your support!  I appreciate the messages about the sequel.  Clashing Waters is the proposed title. I had the pleasure of reading a preview to some of the English students of West Florence High, and the response was terrific!  Hope to have it available by fall 2014.

December 9th, 2013
Wow!  In just over a month Churning Waters is in the hands of readers world wide!  I am thrilled to announce over 800 downloads this month and book sales in almost every country!  I love to hear from you, so keep the letters coming!  So many great stories from readers who have fallen in love with this series!  I am hard at work on book two and hope to have it for you this summer!  Thank you for your love and support!


November 4th, 2013
~  I am very excited to announce the series launce of Churning Waters, Tues. November 5th 2013.  The Kindle version has been previewed for the last several weeks, and I am thrilled after much editing and many proofs, to have the book finally available to the public!  I will post the link to Amazon tomorrow!  Thank you for hanging in there with me, and for the support and fan mail I have received over the last few weeks! 

July 25th, 2013
~  Launch date TBA!  A special thinks to my fab editor, M.Scott Moise, for keeping me on the right track, and for my Beta readers, Kevin Todd, Marney Boatwright, Becky Poston, Anna Todd, Scott Taylor and Mary Todd.  Your notes and enthusiasm for this book have kept me going!  Very excited to finally get that hardback in my hand!

April 5th, 2013

~A special thanks to those of you who followed my blogs and posts as I traveled throught the highs and lows of this writing process that began in 2009.  As I have reached the publication phase of the process and my book series has begun to take flight, I have had to remove the  previous blog portion of my announcement page for the protection and privacy of my family.   Portions my resurface in the future.  For those of you who have been with me from the beginning, you encouragement has driven me through!  Love you all!   Mer

... Insider scoop:  The second book in the series is currently in the works and is under the proposed title, Clashing Waters.  Keep checking for more information!


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